Well as the long weekend draws to a close & the mind starts to wander to the income producing activities i have to achieve this week.....I am no closer to deciding on a prototype location to model. The Goulburn weather has not been conducive to outside activities ( read...things i should have done ) & i have spent a fair portion of time flicking through thr myriad of books i have collected over the years hoping that a location that ticks all of my operating wishes jumped out at me.
I suppose the issue of modelling an exact prototype location should have already been decided ???. Well that is what my purist portion of my mind is telling me. I have the layout room built & ready to go, i have modified a portion of the benchwork to accomodate a couple of bridges i want to showcase, i have all the control infrastructure sorted, plenty of track, structures, locos & rollingstock...so what is the issue???
Maybe this is the moral of the story....quality not quantity. The more i think about it a single main line with a branch or two may well offer me operational enjoyment & a finished article that is easier to maintain & operate solo....Now what to do with all the structures i have complete, under construction & in kitform.....
To be continued.....
Another view of the completed structures showing a station destined for the layout
The single line truss bridge on the branch has been placed, weathered & track laid.
The two span double track truss bridge designed for main line use, is yet to be placed &
may well be only utilised for single track use...not unknown in prototype.
The tunnel portals take the track from the main layout area into the staging area