Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Richford Branch track plan - first look

As I've mentioned previously, I've been working with layout designer (and my good friend) Lance Mindheim on designing the plan for the new layout. Shown below (click to enlarge) is the layout design in the "current final" state - Lance and I both decided to forego any further tweaks or adjustments to this plan "on paper" - adjustments and tweaks may well be made full size as the layout is built - but with the possibility of the finished layout being a little smaller than shown here the basic footprint and theme are a 90% solution. 
I'll post some more details on how the plan could be built and operated (which in turn will explain the layout design proper) in the future. 


  1. I like it Marty! It really captures the CV line nicely! I might have moved the switch to Richford further beyond Enosburg Falls so that you get the wye outside of Richford before it connects to the CP main, but then you'd lose some length for the CP interchange (unless of course you switch to N scale - just kidding). I look forward to seeing your progress!

  2. Looks great Marty. I think it fits the space nicely and leaves lots of room for people.

  3. Fantastic plan Marty. You should have a blast building that. In later years didn’t the SJLC or LVRC operate from Sheldon Jct. to St. Albans to interchange after developing bridge problems to the west? I wouldn’t be able to resist a plausible excuse to include those Salzburg 70 tonners.