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Thread: The How to Design a 1950s North American themed Trainz layout thread

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    Thanks for posting Bob! I'm pretty sure I'll be getting some of these books.


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    Just thought I would bump this thread up to every ones attention as it's been a while....

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    I would advise anyone modeling this era check out the American & Canadian houses built by tlanders.

    The Brick-House and Wartime-House sets are very useful.

    I also like the Frame-House set, but that's more of a 1960s thing.

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    Time to resurrect this thread for the coming new year for all those considering new layout designs...

    Bob

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    Are any of you guys interurban/electric traction enthusiasts? I know that's more of a pre-war thing, but there were some hold-outs into the 1950s and 1960s.
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    Dont forget to add to your list the new jointed rail downtown and industrial building used on approach medium's Dayton & Troy Traction layot

    Book: Traction Guidebook for Model Railroaders by M.Schafer Kalmbach books.

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    I drove in a lot of freight trains in that era. The one thing I noticed was that you saw the worst part of the town or city.Lots of old buildings ,scrap, and derelict vehicles

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    Bumping this up for all the newbies out there.

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    Do any route-builders have suggestions for pre-TS19 track assets or track "systems" (i.e. track with new/used/derelict variants) that would be appropriate for a 1930s–1950s North American layout?

    There was some track discussion upthread, but it looks like it took place nearly a decade ago, which is disturbing, as I can remember when this thread was new...

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    Theres a track pack on JR made by Simulatortrain, then some skins of it on the DLS (ST #100-132). Its all Stapled track with one exception. mostly light rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcwright_rm View Post
    Theres a track pack on JR made by Simulatortrain, then some skins of it on the DLS (ST #100-132). Its all Stapled track with one exception. mostly light rail.
    I just grabbed the DLS reskins and these are indeed quite nice, thank you for the suggestion.

    I do have two follow-up questions:


    1. What exactly does "stapled track" entail? (please bear with the fact that I'm roughly 5 years behind the Trainz curve at any given moment)
    2. These appear to sit quite low in the ground at "0" height, is that intentional? They do have some nice roadbed when raised.
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