Layout

Nothing here yet.

Eventually this page will contain an overview of my ACR layout, however construction of this layout is, at this point, far off in the future.

My overall plan would be to model the area around Hawk Junction, including Wawa and Michipicoten Harbour, and the line heading north towards Hearst. I don’t know how I’ll end up making things fit together, but I’d like to at least include the interchanges and Franz and Oba, sawmills at Dubreilville and Mead, and a significant logging/pulpwood operation at Mosher.

Ideally I’d also hope to represent the CN yard at Hearst, and if there’s any room left, a few other scenes and perhaps a couple of other pulpwood spurs in between. The line south from Hawk Junction to Sault Ste. Marie would be represented by staging.

Anyway, that’s the dream, although it could be some time before it is realized. In the meantime, I hope to keep this blog up covering different rolling stock and related projects that will eventually be able to run on or become part of the dream layout.

3 thoughts on “Layout

  1. I am just about to start designing my cellar around the walls layout (3 levels) with a mushroom shaped middle of room branch line. Cellar is in anew to me house and is 13 feet x 13 feet with the odd alcove and non used fireplace to work around too. Maybe I could talk my 5 neighbours in the cottage terrace to let me break thru into their cellar space haha now that would take some serious planning. Good luck with all your ideas and dont rush it and keep the dream going.kind regards Chris aged a young 66(2nd childhood and have to get to grips with new concept of DCC. Now that would be excellent not to have to use blocks and miles of wire and on/off switches. oo guage/your equiv HO i think,

  2. I am building a layout focused on the Great Northern in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. It is in two sections both 8 feet long and when put together they are about six feet across. the sections are on roll around L girder and they also can abut one another to make it a point to point with an additional fiddle yard (about 20″x48″ that rolls around as well. This is the second attempt, I ran into trouble with the land grant people (the management) and had to rethink the size. My wife couldn’t get to the freezer. I’m in the process of milling my own HO scale lumber and making a series of bents for a trestle…

    • Chris- looking forward to your project. Sounds like you’ll be in the research phase for awhile. I am sure you will have a lot of interesting things to share here – I’ll be watching.

      Dave P. – I, too, am working towards my GN Cascade crossing layout. 1955 Electrics, although I do enjoy the early 1900’s as well. Do you have a blog, or share on the MRH blog?

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