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Monday, September 25, 2006

Layout at a Glance and Concept Sketch

This is a concept sketch that I did to get an idea how the trolley layout would look. I wasn’t sure if it would look good because it has such an unusual track plan. I think it looks pretty cool, so I’ve proceeded with the final design.

Here are the stats for the trolley layout:

Layout at a glance:

Scale: H.O. (1:87.1)
Size: 4’-6” x 4’-6”
Theme: freelance, based on the San Diego Electric Ry.
Period: 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s.
Locale: freelance, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
Layout style: Tabletop.
Layout height:52”.
Benchwork: Grid.
Roadbed: Plywood.
Track: Handlaid code 80.
Minimum radius: 7”.
Maximum grade: none (level).
Scenery: Hydrocal (streets and sidewalks).
Control: Automated!