Monday, January 14, 2013

Moving Forward

So I've decided, after some consultations with friends, I'm going to move forward with the Conrail C&P theme. While I think the Harrisburg line would be interesting, as I'm more focused on operations, the sheer volume to give that line justice is above what I can do from a resources perspective. Also, I just like seeing trains roll through mountains, Appalachians or any of the west coast chains. I've updated the site to have a "C&P History" page that's in the link at the top or can be done here. I've also updated the Layout Plan page with a conceptual laying out of LDEs. In the concept you'll notice that staging is now on the bottom level. Why I didn't think of this sooner, I don't know, but since I moved it down there, ideas for all the various themes I've done started flowing. I've also been reorganizing the basement. Right now, it would look like my workbench area will be on the wall adjacent to staging so I may set something up where the dispatcher would also be there and a "portlet" into the layout room for viewing the trains as they leave staging.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Plan Coming

I may have found a plan that is what I want. Actually, I may have two plans, but we shall see. One would be within the footwork of current benchwork with a prototype theme but focused on operations heavily influenced by a really nice layout and design. The other would be much truer to a prototype with operational items but bending of history slightly or a mix of flags running which would require all new benchwork but it very well could be worth it completely do to its prototype accuracy. Stay tuned ...


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