Category Archives: Trackplanning

Harry’s Farmington – 2,3,4…

As soon as I made the post “Farmington Faithful for Harry” he sent the following email and images to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup: Dave,  The 13.5 feet is the lenght of the wall at the back of the section of benchwork. … Continue reading

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Farmington Faithful for Harry

Harry Downey just yesterday posted a Farmington design challenge to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup.  Here is what he wrote: I’ve finally gotten the time to get back to some serious work on the layout. I left off at the track work … Continue reading

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Concept for a trackplan – Too many cakes? or not enough?

Some model railroaders have a passion for just one railroad and can just focus on it and go go go.  I on the other hand like just about all models of trains and many prototype railroads and I’m just not … Continue reading

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To CAD or not to CAD? That is the question when starting a track plan

This week on the yahoogroup Maine-Two-Foot-Modelers-Forum Lee Rainey wrote:  “I strongly recommend a CAD program as a layout design tool.”  The statement made me ask, “Do I strongly recommend CAD for layout design?” First of all, I use a XTrkCAD … Continue reading

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Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 7: Staging & Continuous run)

RELATED POSTS Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 1: Overview) Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 2: Prototype and Modeling Information) Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 3: Concepts) Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 4: Testing Bigelow) Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 5: … Continue reading

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Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 6: Kingfield too)

RELATED POSTS Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 1: Overview) Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 2: Prototype and Modeling Information) Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 3: Concepts) Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 4: Testing Bigelow) Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 5: … Continue reading

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Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 4: Testing Bigelow)

RELATED POSTS Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 1: Overview) Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 2: Prototype and Modeling Information) Prototype Trackplan:  Sn2 K&DR (Part 3: Concepts) Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 4: Testing Bigelow) Prototype Trackplan: Sn2 K&DR (Part 5: … Continue reading

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