Manheim Industrial Railroad

Manheim: the questions

Track profiles

The track plan of the Manheim layout is pretty simple: even at its most extravagant it’s two turnouts. Hopefully twenty or so feet of running but still just two turnouts. In Coy and Victoria I learned a lot about ballasting and tie colour—not enough—but a lot. In all my screwing around I’ve never tried varying… Read More ›

The length of string

I keep referring to it as “the major scene” on the Manheim layout–Ferrellgas’ siding. In N scale this scene is about nine feet long and in HO it’s about fifteen. The detail available using aerial imagery from Bing and Google is superb and will make planning and building this so much easier. But this model… Read More ›

Manheim: the questions

I added a tab, in the header, to group all the Manheim posts together–anything I post to the Manheim Industrial Railroad category will appear listed under there. I think that’s cool and it should be handy since I reread these posts so Chris From Five Minutes Ago can remind Present Day Chris how we got… Read More ›

Manheim: the blog posts

Manheim in N or HO. How big is big?

In yesterday’s post on the Manheim Industrial Railroad design project I moved quickly through some key design features. I mentioned how Google’s aerial imagery in both their Maps and Earth app’s was so crisp that you really could print those photos out, to scale, and build the model track literally… Read More ›

More Manheim because it’s May?

“because it’s May?” I don’t know. As blog titles go it sounded viable when I wrote it out. Too late now. I wouldn’t even know about the Manheim Industrial Railroad if it hadn’t been for Jack Hill’s blog post about it (read that post here). A couple times since the… Read More ›

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