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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Sunday, January 05, 2020 at 9:57:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Brownville & Ashland Railway

This design was done back in February of 2019 for a client who had plenty of high end custom locos and freight cars that he wanted to showcase on the layout. The layout was to depict a modern day paper mill setting in a remote part of Northern Maine.

Boxcars would transport raw pulp wood and bales of recycled scrap paper into the mill, and also carry out finished rolls of paper. Tank cars and pressurized covered hoppers of clay slurry would also be switched inside the mill. My client wanted a layout that had outside loading/unloading areas and also wanted to incorporate an indoor loading bay as well for the finished paper.

His main focus was to operate the layout as if it was on a short spur line, and he also wanted to include a secondary industry. My client was thinking about adding a small LPG dealer where he could switch out two tankers at one time, if there was enough room. However, he loved modeling the paper industry and boxcars, so that was to be the main focus of the design.

Track Plan:

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Overall views of the layout:

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Design Feature: Drop Down, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Maine, Types of Industries: Pulp and Paper Mills


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