Matt Martin wrote:I really like plan F. It has a nice touch to it with some nice size passing sidings and industries. The only thing I would change is turn the Oneida, OH module 180 degrees so the connector track comes from valley yard instead of the staging yard. Also, what is the large black I shape mean on the Oneida module? Looks good!
I agree that the Oneida module should be turned 180 degrees to allow better access, IF the run to Carrollton was intended to be as a branch.
As drawn, I intend to operate the section from Moran's staging to Carrollton as a separate railroad with active interchange. This way, someone can take a local from Moran's staging to Carrollton, checking for interchange traffic as they pass Oneida. There are about 7 or 8 industries in Carrollton, so the local can keep themselves busy for a while. Before the local returns to staging, any interchange traffic will be spotted on the interchange track.
Having a place for someone (or 2) to go switch while not impeding mainline traffic flow was a key idea for this design. What do you think about the concept?
BTW, the large "I" shape on Oneida is the outline of a truss bridge that crosses the Sandy Creek. I put that on the module so I could be reminded of where the water was when designing layouts
Please feel free to post further ideas and comments!
Respectfully from Akron, OH