The first hurdle of building a layout is planning one. I don’t want to bite off more than i can chew, so I am looking at the “domino” plan of modeling. What ever main idea that I choose, it will be one town, and a pair of 180 degree turns going into a hidden staging yard. I am leaning towards using Atlas code 80 flextrack and custom line switches (#6) . I am going to post the first (and ruled out) and second track plans…..
I am planning to use a pair of GP’s or perhaps a pair of SD9E’s that got stolen from Los Angeles or the NWP for local power. I plan to have three industries on line. Casa Grande has Arizona Grain, which will be modeled with a Walthers ADM (I know, not right) Grain Elevator, Cemex Cement (this location recently closed, so I will need to shoot it before it is destroyed like the Casa Grande Station was [fire]) and the third being a high fructose corn syrup distributor.