Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hole in the wall.

What a great name for a town. However it will be the  town of Grants Pass that will rise from the rubble of Cave Junction. More on the track plan latter. The narrowness of this area required a near vertical wall of rock. This towering cliff was erected from old castings arranged in 3 stacked rows and is only about 4 inches deep. The old background will be updated to match the new mountain ridges. The only part of the town to be depicted will be the railroad yard and 2 factories as is the case in most model railroads. Although there will be a few commercial buildings included.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The port

This is the layout for the track in the port area. The buildings are also in their approximate locations.

Friday, March 16, 2018


The interchange connects the railroad with the S.P., the N.P. and the Smith River Railway. There is a run around and a wye located there also. The interchange yard is just past the bottom of the picture.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Control panel

The back side of the main control panel. It has 4 rotary switches to select which cab is powering each of the 4 main blocks, the cab plugs and a reversing switch for the wye.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Crescent City

All the track in Crescent City is installed and wired. The actual buildings may change. This city is the end of the mainline and has a manual turntable. A small yard will hold rolling stock destined for the port or the interchange with the S.P. The branch line separates from the mainline as the tracks leave town. There will be a rotary switch, and plugs for 3 cabs.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

More changes

I have decided to leave the area over my wine storage racks intact  and join the new layout to it. So this means the staging area is also retained. Now I will have a narrow gauge logging line that will supply a Lumber mill and a tire and plank mill. The logs will be from 2 different areas. The narrow gauge line is about 27 feet long. The next there is a branch line from Crescent City to the port, over 20 feet long. The main line runs from Crescent City to Grants Pass about 60 feet long. Last there is the junction to the S.P. mainline. This is a staging line from both Grants Pass and from Crescent City again about 60 feet long. The run from staging to Crescent City uses the branch line tracks from the port.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The town of Grants Pass

After tearing down some of the scenery I decided not to take down a little wing wall so the plan has changed. The track will go around the wall to Grants Pass. The other side will contain a storage yard for Medford,  a town on the S. P. Below is a full sized plan with the buildings in position.