A LOT OF GOOD PLANNING HELPS THE LAYOUT INTEREST LAST LONGER WITH A REASON FOR IT’S EXISTENCE
New techniques, a new baseboard type, and a small footprint are coming together for a simple, yet very operational, small layout.
Design – Decisions and purpose
First off let’s take a look at the decisions affecting the design.
There are several layouts that keep popping up on various feeds of mine including Cleveland Flats (in 1:48 scale O gauge) and the Fort Smith RR layout (also in O gauge) both by Kurt. Along with these layouts and many more like them came a recent post by Lance Mindheim regarding the The “Thirty Minute/Three Hour” operating session guideline.
Lance writes: “When it comes to model railroad operations, I’ve noticed what I call the “thirty minute/three hour rule”. It has to do with how long the average person can run before burnout, boredom, or both sets in and they’ve had enough.”
Lance’s 30 minute Op session applies to the single…
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