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Date: 03/05/19 14:04
Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: SaticoyPacific

ERA: 1968-74
LOCALE: Ficticious area loosely based on Coast Line / Santa Paula Branch
OPERATIONS: Reefer blocks, manifests, mining and short-line passenger
POWER: Primarily 4-axle EMD/GE with some detouring KMs & SDP40Fs
CABS: 2 separate lines (red vs blue) that parallel but never interchange (until I can perfect DCC!)
CURVES: Minimum 32" on the mainline (blue)
NOTES: Green stars are palm trees. Citrus packing industries are at top (parallel to yard). Town scene will be between Attic Fan & sea cove.   
STATUS: Benchwork done. Laying roadbed & yard tracks this weekend.




Date: 03/05/19 14:22
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: Rmosele

Looks like you are making good use of the space you have available in the attic.



Date: 03/05/19 18:04
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: CPRR

Very cool. You know, if I could afford to buy the Santa Paula branch, Saticoy Pacific is a great name. Lots of orange groves and a packing house I hope will be planned.

 



Date: 03/05/19 18:52
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: ChrisCampi

What I like about this is that it’s completely doable.



Date: 03/05/19 19:12
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: santafedan

How big are the squares?



Date: 03/05/19 20:02
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: SaticoyPacific

2’ x 2’ grid



Date: 03/06/19 05:22
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: WrongWayMurphy

What product did you use to draw the map?



Date: 03/06/19 06:03
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: santafedan

SaticoyPacific Wrote:
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> 2’ x 2’ grid

You may have a hard time reaching the back tracks.  You should plan to not have to reach much more than 24 inches.  Especially with structures or trains between you and waht you want to reach.



Date: 03/06/19 06:58
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: trackplanner

>You may have a hard time reaching the back tracks.  You should plan to not have to reach much more than 24 >inches.  Especially with structures or trains between you and waht you want to reach.

Being an attic layout, I would assume (dangerous...) that it won't be very high off the floor, so reaching in may not be a problem. 



Date: 03/07/19 06:28
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: JayK

Looks like the isle between the yard and the horseshoe curve is only 1 foot wide. That's a critical location. I'd find a way to make that isle wider.

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Date: 03/11/19 06:15
Re: Map of my new attic HO layout -- the Saticoy Pacific
Author: Emmo213

WrongWayMurphy Wrote:
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> What product did you use to draw the map?

As somebody just starting the planning stages I'm also curious. 



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