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Bancroft -Irondale Modules
This is what the full size version of the track plan looks like. You might want to print it off to help you visualize the key points. 

 

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

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