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Old 22nd July 2007, 08:47   #1
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Greetings Folks,

I've come up with a smallish track plan for a Maine style, waterfront HOn30 layout which I think it would make a nice do-able project. Steep scenery rising from the coast would be in order, me thinks, though the two spurs (on either side of the station) might need to be eliminated to make room. There would also probably be room near the turntable for a small enginehouse.

I've never built any sort of waterfront scene before, and it's something that, for as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to try. We'll see how it goes, my tastes seem to change as often as the weather. I am partially commited as I've ordered a bunch of HOn30 switch kits from fasttracks...



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Old 22nd July 2007, 08:53   #2
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In the best of worlds I'll be able to build and have room for a layout like yours
To me it looks great and I congratulate you to have the possibilities to build such a layout.
I'm not sure what "water front" means so perhaps you could explain it to me?
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Old 22nd July 2007, 09:26   #3
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I like that plan heaps,well done Cody.
Berraf,Waterfront means a town or industries on a harbour of some sort or waterway.
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Old 22nd July 2007, 09:32   #4
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Waterfront means a town or industries on a harbor of some sort or waterway.
I thought it was so. Thanks for confirming
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I thought it was so. Thanks for confirming
No worries at all.
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Old 22nd July 2007, 23:47   #6
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Hi Cody
I like your plan. If you are looking for sugestions I would eliminate the 2 sidings on either side of the passenger station and put in a row of store backs on either side of the station. If you have the room put in another row behind those showing the front sides with a street in bettween.

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Old 23rd July 2007, 03:28   #7
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That's nice. Simple, effective, do-able, . . I agree with the elimination of the sidings on each side of the station. Makes it a bit "too much". Add fronts of buildings like a town is there. . . . I look forward to seeing progress reports, . . . nice "little" flat car ! Good railroadin', . . . .
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I like the layout. I like that it is a real blue print too. Very retro! I also like the other photo you have of the micro layout with people chopping wood.
I like it a lot.
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Old 23rd July 2007, 04:11   #9
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Thanks Folks,
I'm getting excited about the project, but I have a few things to do in the layout room before I can start building (some drywall, leveling the floor etc.). Hopefully to commence soon! I think I will get rid of the two spurs on either side of the station, I don't think they add much and take up allot of valuable scenery space.

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