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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:13:49 AST.)

HO SCALE: Ingramport (Port City on the Pacific Coast)

Back in March of 2018, I wanted to do a port city with a small piggy back service yard since it was something I didn't see very often on a small layout. I kept the design fairly simple, and it would be pretty straight forward to switch. There is a provision for a connection to staging on the right hand side, and it is pretty much almost require to extend the switch lead. I think that a removable four-foot long staging cassette would do nicely. To keep things interesting, there would be very nice variety of car type possible on this design. From TOFC, open-hoppers, reefers, box cars, flat cars, gondolas and covered hoppers (grain exports via barge) as well.

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Staging Options: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Waterfront, USA (Regions): Northwest, Types of Industries: Wharves

User Comments:

Posted by Mike Coss on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 9:28:38 PM.

I think this is one of my favorite track plans. It looks "busy" which I find appealing. I like the various cross overs and variety of industries. Any plan with a team track is a plus. The barge port is a winner too!

Posted by Robert Chant on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:21:24 AM.

Thanks Mike ... having a lot of track in the space still seems to be a big attraction for quite a few modelers. It seems current design practices lean more towards reducing track work and using the "less-is-more" idea but there are still those that want the congested look and filling the space with track. With the cassette added to this plan, it certainly has a lot of switching potential.

Posted by Michael Noska on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 11:06:27 PM.

I really like this layout.I was wondering if this was a prototype or a freelance layout.Thankyou for your time.You do some nice layouts.keep them coming.

Posted by Rob Chant on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 11:36:31 PM.

Hi Michael,

This was just a freelance layout based on a few ideas I had at the time. And thanks for you nice comments.

Take care,

Posted by Ryan Roslan on Sunday, November 07, 2021 at 12:16:26 PM.

Hi Michael,

I recognize this backdrop. It seems inspired by Seattle, WA water font. Great track plan for those of us who only have a shelf to run trains!

Posted by Jason on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 3:11:21 AM.

Love the layout Idea. I've already started adapting it for my own use. But I need to know what those crossover angels are?

Posted by Rob Chant on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:13:49 AM.

Both those crossings are Atlas 19° crossings (code 83).

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