If my dream come to fruition, it will be a continuous loop. Once a train leaves the pass and passes through Field, it will continue on and loop around a full 180 and come back down other tables behind the pass, But it will not be confined to table levels. I expect to have more mountains on the other side where my trains will climb and criss cross back and forth the full length of the tables until it gets back to the upper level again. There will be a marshalling yard, industrial sidings and a small city on the back side of the pass.
The whole layout once complete, should be about 25 feet long, and 8 foot wide with a two foot aisle in the middle. The spiral tunnels will sort of be in the center with the aisle going around the end and back again. Something like a horseshow. The track at the upper level will be high enough that one can duck under just enough to walk comfortably through and I might put a lift bridge at the other end to walk back out, but I'm not sure about that yet. Total estimated time to complete. 15 to 20 years if I live long enough.
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 07:47:11 +0000
Subject: RE: Re : [Z_Scale] My Empire Phase 1
> Since you're already a member of Z-scale yahoogroups,
> it should be a simple means to find my photos. Enter the
> group, click on photos, and then go to the fourth photo page
> and my album is right at the bottom marked Matt's
> photos. Just click on that and you'll see all the photos
> I've posted since being here. If you still can't
> find it, I'll see if I can download them as an
> attachment to an email to you.
Thank you Matt, with your data I've been able to find them. Very interresting project indeed! For the remaining, did you already set a complete trackplan?
Will your layout be a "point to point", or a continuous loop with trains coming down to their point of departure via an helix for example?
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