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.

Track plan idea

Layout planningPosted by lennart Sun, September 20, 2009 22:04:40

In our new home I will have a corner about 330 cm x 180 cm (11 ft x 6 ft) at my disposal for a new layout. I have made a first attempt at a track plan. It will be the Tehachapi tunnels again. That was the purpose of the previous layout and since I did not get to finish that one I want to do give it a second try.

And built for railfanning - I want to see trains pass. Here is the plan.

It is very simplistic. Two stretches of main line between some tunnels. And behind the scenery a few staging tracks. In this way I can focus on the track and the landscape surrounding it, and get a nice setup for some nice looking trains.

I can't wait! But have to. It is not yet time to move, and when we do I'll probably be busy getting other stuff up and running before I can turn my attention to the layout.

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Posted by Michael Mon, October 05, 2009 20:33:14

I think this track plan is perfect! I envy the ability to pare back ideas to the bare minimum and feel confident about it.

Good luck with the move.

Posted by AIC Mon, September 21, 2009 00:52:58

Glad to see you're not giving up. Good luck with the move to the new place.