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  1. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    My facebook friend Rob Chant in the Canada has produced this fantastic collection of layout designs.

    Yes they are predominately of North American/Canadian design, but they are fantastic to look at. I'm sure they could be adapted for any region around the world.

    http://www.jomrd.com/index.php?page=Blog

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    I too have been following Robs designs and he dose a great job plenty of inspiration for any one new or old in the hobby esp if your limited on space for a layout.
     
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    There is something to be said for learning from the American methods - they tend to be more accepting of compression of train length if needs be. Although to be fair the rather spartan operating infrastructure can help there. If a railway in Britain tried to open with hand operated points everywhere the Board of Trade would have had a fit.
     
  4. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Yet at the same time, there are 100's of smaller railroad companies operating on a small mileage of track, serving a few customers, hence the smaller trains. These small companies are just picking up or dropping off loaded/unloaded cars from an interchange with a Class A railroad. It seems to work quite well in the USA. ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  5. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Brilliant find Gary,
    I will need some time to look through all of the plans but first impressions are really good...:thumbs:
    :tophat:Gormo
     

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