Several months ago I tore down my HO and On30 layouts. I have been Planning a new Layout ever since. I have nothing on paper its all in my head. I thought I would Bounce my Thoughts and ideas around here. The new Layout will be an Island Layout featuring both HO and On30The layout will be "O" shaped, 7" x 16" with scenery depth of 2'. This leaves an interior space of 3 x 12. There will be 2 levels of track, At the 50" level will be On30 with the HO being at 54" one side will be HO with the other On30. The ends will just kind of happen. In the interior there will be a 2 or 3 track staging yard for HO. One end will have a mountain thru which the HO tunnels and inside there there will be a turnout to enter staging. On the HO side the On30 will be restricted to the front 5 inches, while on the ON30 side the HO will Occupy the rear 5 inches. The radius on the ends will be 24".
The Setting will be North Tennessee in the 40s for On30 and 50s for the HO. I am working on a name, I like the Letters OS & D. I am fully aware of what those letter mean in the transportation business. One town will be the OS with the other the D. Right now I am playing with the name Otter Springs and Dooley. The Otter Springs will be the HO and the Dooley the On30. The Otter Springs name may change, I like the Dooley for the On30. Both towns will have a depot, town business and a couple of industries. The On30 will have and engine house, Coaling and Water. The HO will have Sand, water and coal. I will run both steam and Diesel on both scales. I already have most of the structures, they will just need inprovements.
Questions and comments welcome.
CORINTH & COUNCE RR HO 86-92
OYSTER SHELL & Dooley...On30 October 1941
North Tennessee Railway. 1960