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Hi Nate!

Sorry for the tardy response.  The attic is a bit cramped but there's just enough head room at the peak for my 6' frame.  I kept the basic layout height lower than usual to take advantage of the maximum room dimensions....roughly 3' off the floor.  Attic access via stairs opens into the middle of the room, so considering all the limitations it dictated an around the wall style layout design.  Square footage wasn't so much a concern as was making sure things would fit height wise.  There never was any great compromises involved in getting the main up and running although some changes where made on the fly.

I sat down tonight and began drawing the current track plan as completed.  When I finish I'll be sure to post it.  An initial plan that was drawn over 10 years ago has a distinct similarity to what has been completed, although very few,if any, measurements were made before construction. The freestyle form of construction involved assembling a section of bench work frame then completing the roadbed  and move on.  Running changes to compensate for excessive grades or sharp curves just seemed easier for me using this method.   Once around the room and pray that both ends meet.  There is still loads of track laying to do, with features such as an engine facility and hidden staging yard yet to come.  Finishing the mainline catenary is first and foremost so that the outer reaches are scenicked before the inner features are begun.

Sorry, no videos as of yet......it's another of those new fangled things that confounds me.  Never have had the pleasure of attending York...still on the bucket list.

Re the P5a....any tighter than 072 would probably cause issues.  The long wheel base on 3 sets of flanged drivers being the main culprit.

Bruce

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