Modified Time Saver Layout

Doorgunnerjgs Nov 5, 2016

  1. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

    3,200
    2,587
    77
    I'm not familiar with other areas but Milwaukee County has a lot of raised tracks. It was originally hilly there and now the trains can run on flat ground (on risers) while the automobiles and pedestrians can do the inclines and declines a lot easier than big heavy trains.
    Then they go down into the valleys of the three rivers to Lake Michigan while there's bridges for the cars.
     
    BigJake and Doorgunnerjgs like this.
  2. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

    645
    997
    22
    Even more small progress, starting to lay in the passing track/access to rear spurs.
    [​IMG]
     
    Sumner, BigJake and BNSF FAN like this.
  3. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

    645
    997
    22
    Back of layout sidings have all the rail installed now. Next major step will be completing the feed wiring on the oval and sidings. After that will come the yard! Only current question is whether that back section of track should be sidings for buildings with loading docks, or if it should represent an interchange to another RR.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

    1,686
    1,784
    40
    JMHO, but if I were planning it to be an interchange siding, I might have left it straight on the ends, unless there will be terrain to force the curves at the ends. There should be a reason for those curves (which could be industrial buildings too.)

    Could it be one of each? An industry on the far end, and interchange track on the near end?

    Or would one end of the interchange track be the route to the other railroad? If so, the far end would be ceding less interchange track space for it.
     
    Doorgunnerjgs likes this.
  5. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

    645
    997
    22
    Good points, I had originally imagined this as strictly industry sidings, but after curving the ends and looking at it, it seemed it might be a different railroad line, either interchanging or having trackage rights in this town. And if I were to straighten the track plan at the curve in the foreground right, there would be a through route from the far end of the new siding/interchange and continue on past the yet to be built yard and through the former timesaver portion, which I had foreseen as continuing off the end to parts unknown. As can be deduced, this has been a build and then determine usage.
     
    BNSF FAN likes this.
  6. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

    1,686
    1,784
    40
    Actually, there's historical precedence for that!

    As my grandfather (a railroad man in his day) told me, there were more than a few water stops, junctions, helper stations, etc. in the middle of nowhere, that grew up into sizeable towns.
     
    Doorgunnerjgs likes this.
  7. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

    1,686
    1,784
    40
    There are plenty of reasons you can "create" for the ends of the track to be curved: hill, river/lake, highway, etc. A highway could also create a roadside scene not related to the railroad.
     
    Doorgunnerjgs likes this.

Share This Page