Thought I'd share my final layout design for the lower deck of the OsO Valle RR. It is N scale, very freemo and loosely based on the 1950's. The lower deck will have a very busy city feel, and the upper deck (almost finished designing it, I’ll add it soon) will be much more sparse and open country. I haven't done anything remotely hobby related in well over 25 years so starting from scratch.
Dimensions are overall 4 meters x 3 Meters (not huge but enough) having liberated garage space at home in the last 12 months. Lower bench work is 70% finished as of writing. It’s designed so I can constantly run trains on both upper and lower deck as well as move between decks when heading West or East and servicing industries as well.
Layout will be DCC with several reversing loops including the helix (green track up, red rack down) and I've managed to convert and test all my locomotives except for one very pesky early production Kato GS4. It needs isolating but that's another story.
Also I have been collecting locomotives and rolling stock a bit so I already have mixed passenger traffic ready to go with the Santa Fe Super Chief, UP City of San Francisco, GN Empire Builder, WP California Zephyr, SP Daylight, PRR Broadway Limited and Illinois Central as well as building up freight stock. 80% of what I’ve acquired is second hand except for track. Nearest hobby shop is a 1000Kms away (no hobby shops in or near Gibraltar) so I've been hammering Ebay and mail order from the UK, U.S.A, Japan, all over Europe and Australia. The wife would probably kill me if she ever finds out how much
Love using Railmodeller Pro on my trusty Macbook and has kept me out of mischief whilst working away from home. Well, that and knocking together the odd Walthers kit so far.
Please feel free to comment, criticize, copy, ask questions or whatever. Thanks for looking.