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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 7:40:32 AST.)

N SCALE: Western Maryland Railway

The owner of this design didn't really have one prototype in mind, instead, he wanted a generic layout with a few big online mines that would allow him to run whatever he liked, but mostly coal drags. The layout had to have a staging yard, an interchange with another railway, and also allowances for continuous running.

My client didn't have an exact location in mind, but he did mention somewhere around West Virginia as a possibility. While his main interest was coal traffic, he also wanted some thru manifest freights, and limited local traffic, such as pulpwood and incoming supplies for the mines.

I am calling this the Western Maryland, and traffic of course consists of mainly coal. Other traffic, such as outgoing pulpwood, is handled on the team tracks, supplies are delivered directly to the mining warehouses, and both coal and freight are interchanged with the connecting railway. While the owner was using PECO medium turnouts, they seems too sharp for me in the plan, so I substituted them with #6s.

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Theme: Coal Haulers, Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Interchange, Theme: Mainline Trains, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Staging Options: Staging Yards, USA (States): West Virginia, American Railways: Western Maryland Ry, Types of Industries: Coal Mines

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Posted by Robert Chant on Sunday, February 07, 2021 at 10:48:08 AM.

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