Well, now that I've finished philosophizing,
I hope you have a better idea of what I'm hoping to accomplish with this
track plan. It provides a high degree of flexibility, whether standard
double-track mainline or single-track Free-mo. It meets all of the
criteria I established when starting on this venture and, at the same time,
can be an interesting integral part of our HOTRAK setups. It provides
for easy straight-through running with lots of flexibility for trains to
pass each other, along with some interesting switching - regardless of
your level of experience - without blocking the mainline for too long.
So, let me know what you think. Oh, by the way,
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will these two modules. I
will, however, be looking for some help. Maybe I'll bring them to
a couple of our meets and call upon the expertise of our members with track
laying, ballasting and sceniking.
I hope you've enjoyed this tour. If you'd like to see a bit
of the history of some of the railways in Eastern Ontario, click on "Index".
Or, if you'd like to see how we build our modules, or a new way of making
legs for modules using ABS rigid plastic pipe, or other subjects on model
railroading or DCC, click on "Next". Or, if you'd like to see how
we installed the Atlas 341 DMD decoder into our Atlas GP7s, complete with
headlights, click on Atlas.