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Martin Fischer
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  1:45:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Fischer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Im not a Z scale modeler. Assuming that the vertical distance has to be 1 inch and the maximum grade is 5% youll need 20 inch of trackage to achieve that. So either the climbing track curves around two sides of the layout or you let one track go down and the other go up. But this will still need about one side of the layout.




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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  2:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It will be fun watching your progress.

Jim


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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  10:04:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tyson, jbvb,Martin, and Jim,

I came up with two solutions. One is sort of what Martin said,
A really long interchange.
The other is adding another switch and having the interchange bridge go off over a brook.
And yes, jbvb, I was trying to add an over pass similar to the BRSS.




Scott



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  08:36:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep in mind also that the buildings will take up more space than you think. Besides their footprint you will need roads in and parking and...................


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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  1:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some maps showing the BSRR and the New Haven Trap Rock Co. that I am using as the basis of my fictional rock company.
The first map is from an article in the 1915 issue of Pit And Quarry, when NHTRCo. opened.
The second is from an article in the 1964 issue of Model Railroader.







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