Thursday, May 11, 2017

Portland update

The Portland track that is connected to the main and sidings is complete. I will have to finish up the industrial sidings after the next op session.

The carfloat will be on the south end of Portland and lowered into place to make the waterfront.

Looking at Portland from the south to the north. On the right will be the car float.

Looking south from the northern end of Portland. On the right will be A&P in the back, American Hardware in the middle and Casco Bay Printers up close. On the left will be Chase Transfer

Portland has the potential of becoming a full time job.

Car Float

I have been playing around with the layout for the car float. My initial idea was to place the small yard behind the car float, but I was worried about reaching behind the car float. 

The first picture shows the yard in the front and the barge lowered down behind it

This makes the car float harder to reach and hides the car float from sight. In this case the cars on the float are harder to get to.

This shows the the original plan. If I keep the yard turnouts to the right of the car float crane it should be okay. The barge will be more visible and I'll be able to add wharf area scenery toward the front.

I believe I'll go with the original plan.