The roadbed is in and before I lay track, I thought it’d be a good time to review my track plan. Am I happy with a proto-mash layout? Should I follow the prototype more closely? Am I happy with Peco track? Should I try Proto:87?
The High Fidelity Option
This plan follows the prototype arrangement very closely. It eliminates Franz Bakery & Terminal 115, and replaces PCC Logistics with Maxum Petroleum. I’ve eliminated half the turnouts, and opted to use #8 turnouts. I’m still working on a version with broader curves.
- Fidelity to prototype
- Larger turnouts.
- Easier to figure out continuity of scenes and photo backdrops.
- Only two industries
- Only uses tank cars
- Fewer operation options
For now, I’ll lay in another test track that follows this new plan. I’ve ordered some Proto:87 turnout kits and wheel sets, which I’ll be testing also.