RR&C Scenic Railway

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by roryglasgow, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Here is an idea that came to me the other day. I don't plan on building it, but I thought I'd share:

    The Road Runner & Coyote Scenic Railway

    The line runs between the towns of Road Runner and Coyote, and interchanges with the Looney Toons & Merry Melodies (LT&MM) at Road Runner. It follows a highway through the desert and features the following attractions:

    * A track that runs off into a cliff that has a tunnel painted onto it.
    * A crossing with the Rocket Sled Tramway, a track that follows a portion of the highway.
    * Several empty Acme Corporation shipping crates scattered about the countryside.
    * The wreck of a vintage World War I biplane.
    * The wreck of a motor boat at the base of a waterfall.
    * Several craters.
    * A collapsed bridge along the highway.
    * Lots of cactus and boulders.
    * Piles of talus along the highway where it runs between cliffs.
    * An army surplus cannon laying the middle of the desert.
    * An out-of-control tornado that was created by the improper use of tornado pills.
    * A catapult.
    * An animal hospital.

    Anyway, I thought the idea might make a fun exhibition layout.

  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    I LOVE IT!!:D:D
    Let's see how long ya figure it'd be? What scale would be best?
    Ummm... Oh Boy! Here I go off on another tangent....:eek:
  3. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    What scale ???

    Why HO, HO, HO

    of course !!!!!!!!!!!


    Yours in jest,

    - G
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Rory,you need a hobby.You definately have way to much free time on your hands.:D :D :D
  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    How long would it be? Well, that of course would depend on the scale and how you laid out the scenes. A concept like this might be a good candidate for a garden layout. It would be especially appropriate for someone living in the American Desert Southwest, I think. Maybe you'd even have a real coyote and roadrunner thing going!

    Getting back to length... I think further analysis of the Road Runner & Coyote cartoons is necessary so that it can be determined how close (on average) their adventures were to railroads. From that, one could then determine the density of Coyotic Mishap Events (CMEs, for short) and selectively compress the layout to include the major CMEs in their appropriate positions relative to the track. This is not as easy as it might seem, for one should account for not only the activity near the mainlines, but also areas where trains appeared out of nowhere (open desert, tunnels painted into cliffsides and cannons). Only then can a visitor on the RR&C Scenic Railway fully appreciate the scope of this famous rivalry.


    P.S. - I have a hobby: coming up with goofy ideas!
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    The speed that Road Runner & Coyote move at, would need "Z" gauge out in the Desert.
  7. I hope you're a comedy writer as a professional, if not you've missed your Boat or Train. Great article..
  8. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    I get ocassional flashes of inspiration. A few of them end up on my web page, although I haven't put up a stories section yet in the current one. I'd love to sit and write, though, if anyone would be dumb...er...kind enough to pay me! :)

    As an somewhat interesting side note: There is a roadrunner that lives down the road from my new house. He likes to hang out along the roadside until someone drives by. I swear I heard him say "meep meep" at me the other day...

  9. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    I too get flashes of inspiration... but they make an ACME cream for that. :D
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    This is too good - and so are the pics!!

    Things that could be added

    -- A Broken Refrigerator & some skis
    -- A cliff face with "Bat's wings" stuck to it
    -- A wood door with frame "just standing there" -- from Super Genious :) My Favorite
    -- at least One Bus somewhere
    -- Rocket Skates
    -- Dynamite -- Lots of Dynamite - both used & unused
    -- at least One Mailbox

    ~~ Mikey

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