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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Monday, February 03, 2020 at 12:04:00 AST.)

On30 SCALE: Sissiboo Lumber & Railway Company

Here is another design for an On30 logging line. This layout was designed for a client back in May of 2017 that was only interested in building dioramas and mini-scenes, so he considered the it to be a non-operating layout.

The owner already had a collection of structures to use and wanted a minimum amount of track, but the design had to include an engine service area, a logging area, and a saw mill. As a bonus, I also added a waterfront scene. Everything is well labeled on the plan, so it should be easy to figure it all out. The added place names are my concoctions, and weren't meant to represent any actual location.

I see the line running from the sawmill at Saw Gap Run to a log reload point to the north at Big Stump. At the reloading site, logs come in either by truck or are loaded directly from a boom in North Lake. The reload point also serves as the supply point (via the small wharf) to all logging camps around the lake. At the sawmill end of the line, supplies come in by steamers plying Lake Sissiboo (Sis-a-boo).

Even though it was meant to be a non-operating layout, the modest amount of track would provide a lot of switching opportunities if the owner eventually decided to go that route. As you can see, there is also plenty of room structures and mini-scenes that could be detailed to the max.

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Theme: Logging Railway, Theme: Narrow Gauge Railway, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Types of Industries: Logging Camps, Types of Industries: Sawmills

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