Browse Month August 2019

Track Plan

The design and building of a model railroad depend entirely upon the track plan. As the layout is a model, only a part of the world can be replicated, so the designer has to decide what is important and what can be left out. This page describes the first ideas for my track plan, i.e., […]

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Time Period

Another key component of the design is which time period the model is intended to represent. Generally, these are either steam-era, transition-era (where steam and diesel locomotives are both running), and Diesel-era. The transition period is usually considered to be the 1950s and 1960s. For me, I think steam locomotives are more interesting than Diesel […]

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