Los Angeles Junction Ry Plan-First Module
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Having moved from Bellflower to Santa Fe Springs CA had to come up with a new plan for this apartment. Living in an apartment it will be modular since can't build anything permanent. But wanting to get something going came up with this plan plus switching info. Some will say it's too crowded but the real LAJ is just like this. There's 64 miles of track & industries crammed into a 2 x 5 square mile area.  Only going to be doing the LAJ on the west side of the LA River. Will only be doing about 7 Switch Lead, 1 yard & Santa Fe's Vernon Team as it's right next door to LAJ's Fruitland Team. Will also have a staging yard.

   
   
   
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
ATSF/LAJ Ry Fan & Modeler
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(05-22-2018, 01:14 PM)lajry Wrote: Having moved from Bellflower to Santa Fe Springs CA had to come up with a new plan for this apartment. Living in an apartment it will be modular since can't build anything permanent. But wanting to get something going came up with this plan plus switching info. Some will say it's too crowded but the real LAJ is just like this. There's 64 miles of track & industries crammed into a 2 x 5 square mile area.  Only going to be doing the LAJ on the west side of the LA River. Will only be doing about 7 Switch Lead, 1 yard & Santa Fe's Vernon Team as it's right next door to LAJ's Fruitland Team. Will also have a staging yard.

Plenty of switching in there that’s for sure. How big is the scenic baseboard going to be?
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#3
This HO module is going to be 2' x 10'. Will also have a staging yard off to the right. "Scenery" will only be something to ID what's on each spur. The modules will consist of 2" Styrofoam in an aluminum frame. Frame will also include foldup legs. The regular layout will on 12" to 16" wide modules. Also want to have some Switch Leads on "stacked" modules to save space.
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
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#4
           
Made a few more changes to the plan. Changed the spurs in upper left to be able to spot more reefers at Federal Cold Storage. Lengthened siding a bit on left end. Removed some silos from General Mills as found out those were added after my modeling era (pre 1996). Also attached latest staging yard plan. This one has a few more tracks to hold more cars. May have to make some tracks staging trays to change out cars without having to 0-5-0 them. ~} The layout is 2' x 10' & staging yard is 2' x 6'. The bridge between the two is 40".  That will be lift out for now. Added 2 more images to provide info on the industry IDs, car types & loads.
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Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
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#5
Have ordered my layout materials from Home Depot & it will be here by 12/12/18! Will be building the 2 halves switching modules first. Next will be the bridge & staging yard.
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
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#6
Looks good, Andy. I'll be looking forward to more pics as you build it.
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#7
Thanks Russ. Should be getting materials today from Home Depot. So will start building soon. How's you LAJ layout coming? Another friend, Bob Calicchia, is also building an LAJ layout. He has most of the track down, just needs scenery. But it's always better to completely test all your layout tracks first! Here's a very crude drawing of the module construction. Will use 2" Styrofoam to put the track on top of 1/4" plywood. It will be glued with Liquid Nails for Paneling.
   
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
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