It's just been approved, so hopefully live some time Monday.
Thought I would bump this having almost finished my run through the digital back copies of Railway Modeller. Of the probably 100’s of plans, layouts and ideas I’ve abstracted, those “folded prototypes” of the late 70’s and into the 80’s are still my favourites. Hard to know where to start, but Liskeard and the Looe branch looking the firm front runner. More to follow.
Great stuff Vern. What I find with these OO model track plans is that they look far too 'tight' when put into Trainz, so in my experience everything needs to be eased out with more room (which obviously we have in abundance!)
Attempt #2 at Liskeard to Looe is looking better, using the easements I noted above. No estimate for finishing it as the good weather currently beckons out of doors and the wife has a list of jobs around the house which need doing. However I’m dropping in there for half an hour or so as time permits.
Reading your post give me an idea. Why not build an interface (track and train control panel) like you would have on a real live model railroad and interface it with Trainz program. Way beyond my know how, but I bet someone could do it! I looked at your pdf file and it brought back memories of my model railroad days. I'm thinking of changing my whole approach to Trainz. Half the fun of model railroading is building the road and with Trainz that would be interesting. I like your ideas.I like small layouts, - I know this is a strange and very British thing that many Americans might think is odd, but for me the TMR format means that I can indulge in making layouts that I saw in Railway Modeller (as well as other model railway magazines) back in the day without wondering where I'm going to put them in my already crowded cottage.
Anyway I found a very interesting PDF about small layouts online so I thought I'd share it here.
http://thoroughbredlimited2015.yolasite.com/resources/Clinic_Presentations/Gliebe Designing small shelf Layouts for operating fun 2015-2.pdf
That is certainly a lot of books, - thanks very much for posting the link.Another source of track plans that I have not seem mentioned in this thread is the Internet Archive.
They have several books in their Library that can be used used for an Hour at a time (Renewable) and the scans are good enough to capture screen shots of the Track plans for use as a planning tool.
Here are a few of the books to get started:
subject:"Railroads -- Models"
You can narrow your search from there.