Current Layout

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    You have gravel coming out of what looks like a coal mine cleaning plant.What bilding is that and who made it? Wather? It looks good.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    That one is the Glacier Gravel Compnay (Walthers Cornerstone Series Kit), It still has to get a nice coat of paint and some weathering though
  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    The light blue thing is that gravel sorting complex that goes from glacier gravel via conveyor belt.
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Cool, Got it.

    Thanks again for yesterday.:)
  5. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    You're quite welcome ;) And if you need ANY help at all, I'll be here for ya! :thumb:

    Also that hobbyshop in costa mesa was great! Thanks for the guidance. :)
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Ya they are pretty cool. Stores a little messy though? I think it makes it better thought cause there's so much stuff every where that you find more and more stuff every time you look.:D :D :D
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Indeed! It's the thrill of the find! :D I even look behind the first item in a shelf even when the stores highly organized, just to see if there is some long, forgotted piece, or building that needs assembly. That store has the nicest couple of people,and their selection (espically of long out of production stuff) is hard to beat. That's probably whu she doesn't do mail order. Cool! and
    I would never have known anything about if it hadn't been for you, thank you.

    Have you started on the new layout?
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    No not yet, I'm still at my grandparents. I'll probly start the new table top next week sometime once I get the 4' x 8' sheet of plywood and cut it to that shape.
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    :wave: Hey Miles,

    I decided to switch the plan a little to alow me to have New River Mining Company and the Western Coal Flood Loader.

    Here it is, it's basicly the same thing:

    Attached Files:

  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    I was wondering where the trains were. I see that you do plan to have trains running in your new layout. Great!! Who controls that truck traffic?? Never seen so much traffic on a layout.

    Gus (LC&P).
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks Gus,:)

    I do have a little bit of trains right now on the layout but there all just sidings. But thanks to Miles, I can now have both trains and trucks on my layout.

    O and I like a busy layout. I think it makes it look more realistic?
  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Josh, the track plan looks GREAT! #6 switches eat up 1' each, if you stick with smaller engines and used #4's, might give you a little more space, just a thought.;) hope the new design works out for you!:D post pics as you go!:D -Deano
  13. NSES44DC

    NSES44DC Member

    Actually your info just helped me with my yard im building onto my 5 x 10. I have larger engines but they will be out mainly pulling so they rarely will make it to the yard. Knowing what switches to get is great b/c i run the e-z track right now, since im just learning the whole modeling thing. I wanted to put in atlas track for the yard since it seems to take up less space and give me more branches for the yard. My yard will be around 2ft by 4ft.

    Josh, the layout is looking great! Cant wait till ya start it!!
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks Jeff.

    I cant wait either.:D :D
  15. thats a sweet design cant wat to see pics
  16. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    That track plan looks a bit rough. to do all of that with #6 turnouts would take up room, since it doesn't seem the diagram is to scale.

    I actually built a plan on my own a while back that i though would go great for you, and if you want i'll post it later. It has more room for the trucks, while still having enough for he different industries.

    Also if you have a flood loader, they actually run those trains in a huge loop, and they filled the cars as it went around.
  17. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    WOAH! That layout would be huge! I was thinking either #4's or snap switches so you can serve most of your undusries with ease. Also two silver lines indicate One piece of track.
  18. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I'm working with RTS 7.0, freeware from the atlas site. I'll be done in about 30 mins, ok?
  19. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Here's the final plan...

    ...if you wish. The coal flood loader can be added if you have more space than the demensions of the current layout show. The huge truck terminal can be legenthened, or trimmed to fit availble scpace, leaving you flexible.

    -Building Color Key-

    The Dark Blue is the truck terminal
    Teal is Glacier Gravel Co.
    Baby blue is the ready-mix plant.
    Red is Inland cement
    Green is non-railserved industry (you're flexible)
    Blue is magic pan bakeries
    Lavender is the hotel

    And bown, dark gray, and other green are respective groundcovers.

    Note: spur on far upper right can either co to the building materials yard like you have, or to the coal buildings of you have enough room!

    Oh! and just for you the silver rectangles are truck trailers, along with the red elipse cement mixers! ;) Enjoy! :)

    Attached Files:

  20. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I sat there for 2 hours trying to reproduce it exactly, but i couldn't do it. to much of it was "improvised" and in reality couldn't be done. when i tried to make something similar, it got massive very quick. If there is any room for it, i think i have something that would work.

    you might need to click it and enlarge it for it to be clear. each grid is a square foot.


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