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I recently bought a Model Railroader Track Plan book and in it was a vague track plan of the Western Maryland Ry.

Does anyone know of this track plan? Would someone have a copy of it listing the track pieces required to make it? Or does one have something similar?

Basically I'm after some photo's, plans on a track that has this concept. A mixture of desert and mountains, rivers, trees etc.

Cheers

Stets
 

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QUOTE (Stets @ 14 Mar 2009, 09:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I recently bought a Model Railroader Track Plan book and in it was a vague track plan of the Western Maryland Ry.

Does anyone know of this track plan? Would someone have a copy of it listing the track pieces required to make it? Or does one have something similar?

Basically I'm after some photo's, plans on a track that has this concept. A mixture of desert and mountains, rivers, trees etc.

Cheers

Stets

Hi Stets which track plan MR book was it as the MR site has a database of plans that can be accessed by subscribers only ... though i have some friends in the states who are subscribers and may be able to help .. details of the book and page it is shown/mentioned on will help more.
 

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Upnick,

Thanks for the support. I just discovered that I got the idea off the MR website and not a book. I actually subscribed to MR for the benefits you are meant to get with it. But there is only a track plan of the West Marylands with little other information.

The problem I have is that I am restricted to a rectangle table of 2.4m x 1.8m and trying to fit a track plan on it.

I wanted a layout to fit that dimesion. I didnt want Yards or buildings. Purely mountains, rivers and forrests and tunnels.

Its a bit like how longs a shoelace. Limited information I know, but there hasnt been somethiing out there that I've fallen in love with. Closest is Western Marylands with some modifications.

Anyone with ideas to fit the above description would be greatly appreciated!

P.S I've noticed that alot of users in this forum are from the UK and you have different plans to that of the Americans - by the way, Im an Aussie!

Stets
 

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QUOTE (Stets @ 14 Mar 2009, 23:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Upnick,

Thanks for the support. I just discovered that I got the idea off the MR website and not a book. I actually subscribed to MR for the benefits you are meant to get with it. But there is only a track plan of the West Marylands with little other information.

The problem I have is that I am restricted to a rectangle table of 2.4m x 1.8m and trying to fit a track plan on it.

I wanted a layout to fit that dimesion. I didnt want Yards or buildings. Purely mountains, rivers and forrests and tunnels.

Its a bit like how longs a shoelace. Limited information I know, but there hasnt been somethiing out there that I've fallen in love with. Closest is Western Marylands with some modifications.

Anyone with ideas to fit the above description would be greatly appreciated!

P.S I've noticed that alot of users in this forum are from the UK and you have different plans to that of the Americans - by the way, Im an Aussie!

Stets

Hi Stets.

I looked on the MR site which one of these layouts is it ?

http://www.trains.com/mrr/default.aspx?c=t...stern+maryland+

Also if its in Ho you want to do it have you thought about N scale .... get more in a smaller space but still as interesting, good for you subscribing to MR a buddy in the states gets his mag a month before me and is waiting or the April issue already
a benefit of subscription.

For scenery the insulating foam i used on Morganth is a good way to build up rocks quickly and a lot more realistc than Plastercloth.
 

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Can someone assist me with a Query - I have emailed Hornby twice and no reponse!

I recently purchased the Hornby Goods Master set. What I'd like to know is - what are the part numbers of the track pieces it comes with. I can't work out what radius they are. I'm assuming the 8 curved sections that it comes with are either R605 or R607. Perhaps even R609 for all I know.

I'm using AnyRail to design my track but can't work out what those 8 track sections are.

Any help will be greatly appreciated
 
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