Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

About this blog

This blog is about my current model railroad layout project; The N scale "Summit" layout, which is a freelanced interpretation of the Southern Pacific Tehachapi tunnels and their surroundings. Or at least, that is what it is meant to be. What it will turn out to be is another matter. The banner photo above shows what I want to recreate in N scale.

Contemplating the future

Layout planningPosted by lennart Tue, July 14, 2009 19:24:25

As you might have noticed nothing much has happened on the layout lately. This for a number of reasons, one being the fact I have tired of glueing tie plates and building turnouts in the way I have described in earlier posts. Although the result might be visually pleasing I have come to doubt the reliability and smooth operation of the resulting track work (turnouts). And it all takes a lot of time and effort.

So right now I am considering various options to get out of this situation, where I seem to do nothing construtive at all.

- Finish the layout as planned but using flex track and commercial turnouts for the remaining track work

- As above but hand-lay the turnouts using a more standard way (PCB ties)

- Start all over with another track plan, but still SP on the Tehachapis.

In the mean time I went out to the layout room and shot a few pictures, just to keep my spirits up (I must admit I like what I have so far).

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Posted by H.J.W. Tue, July 21, 2009 23:01:46

Sometimes you just have to take a break and think things over! It might take some time but eventually an idea will come to you.