Due to a motorcycle accident my model railroading has been put on hold. But was able to get down to my basement today and get measurements to get an idea how much lumber I will need. My drawings aren't to scale but the overall measurements are very close. First picture is measurements and second picture is a rough drawing of how I plan on running the track, walls are highlighted in black and the track is blue. I estimate a train will cover around 140 feet from start to finish. I will be running two tracks the full length and with the room I have most of my curves will probably be around 30" radius. I haven't decided what types of industries or buildings I will be using but will figure that out once I get the overall layout setup. I figured I will need around 10 4x8 sheets of plywood. There will be one full 4x8 sheet and the rest of the layout will range for 6" wide sections up to 3 foot wide sections. I will be running primarily Southern Pacific. My current layout is layed on the floor so excited to get it elevated. The biggest decision I haven't made up is the height I want it at. Hoping to get started on it by the end of the month.
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