Tom’s been in touch again. If you missed his last post, it’s here.
“I greatly appreciate the comments from your readers. Several had asked for the track plan. The Blue (DL&W), Red (PRR) and Green (RDG) are the three main railroad lines. There are two crossovers to be observed.
Mountains provide the cover for much of the ‘behind the scenes’ activity. The Orange sections are activated to run continuously over the three lines. The Yellow sections are sidings and a spur. The Purple section is a reversing line.
I have much wiring to make permanent to include a control box that must be disconnected when raising the layout to the ceiling.
Thank you for a great blog venue. Please know you have a positive fan base.
The photo below shows the 4′ X 8′ paper that I used to start the layout planning…before it was gridded for transfer to the plywood sheet underneath.
Much of the trackage shown on the left is hidden/covered by mountains running the 8′ length of the layout.
This photo shows the sheer cliff face, a segment of the old canal and between the train and rocks is the narrow road that existed. All lot of detail in a limited space. The Susquehanna River and town of Catawissa is to the left.
This shows the Walthers cement plant that replaced a small engine shed near the train wreck.
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide, which is here.