Category Archives: Layouts

3rd Sn2 SR&RL Layout – Tour

My 3rd SR&RL was more grand than the first and the second or first.  It reused the Strong, Philips and connecting trackage from the my first SR&RL.  Phillips was now an operating location trains passed through on their ways to … Continue reading

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2nd Sn2 SR&RL Layout – Tour

The second SR&RL Layout was short lived.  The first layout came down when I got married and moved in with my wife.  The second layout was started after we purchased our first home together.  This layout was only up long … Continue reading

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Dream Layout V2 Concept – More work on grades

I continue to play with my dream Sn2 SR&RL plan as I want to locate Bigelow is a location where I could start building the layout.  By shifting Bigelow under the South end of Strong and moving Carrabasset to the … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #6 – Partial Double Deck

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  Only the fittest concepts move on to become detailed plans. … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #5- Another attempt at Single Deck

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  Only the fittest concepts move on to become detailed plans. … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #4- Another Partial Mushroom

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  Only the fittest concepts move on to become detailed plans. … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #3- Partial Mushroom

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  Only the fittest concepts move on to become detailed plans. … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #2- Two Deck + Mushroom

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  When available, I add additional details. The second concept is … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #1- Single Deck

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  When available, I add additional details. The first concept is … Continue reading

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Dream Layout: Given’s and Druthers

Givens & Druthers Railroad: Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR Scale/Gauge: Sn2 (two-foot gauge in 1:64 scale) Era:  1912-1914 – First years of Maine Central Railroad control Region:  Maine – Franklin County Space: 22×32′ (700 sqft) Mainline Radius:  36″ desired, … Continue reading

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