Category Archives: Current Layout

Posts specific to current Sn2 SR&RL layout started 11/2020

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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Dream Trackplan Part 1: Givens and Druthers

Here are my Given’s and Druther’s for my Dream SR&RL layout: GIVEN’S: SR&RL of 1912 – 1912 because operations were great, time of the MEC takeover, logging was prevalent (but in decline), pulp wood (coordwood) was increasing.  Locomotives consisted of predecessor locos, … Continue reading

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