So let's check the sketch of the Augusta Railway...see if it meets the standards for the certifications.
Civil: I'm modeling HO, so we'll need 50 feet of opertaional track. A quick check using the Third Plan It tool says we have 73'. That's good! I can actually trim some of the track back if I can. It is looking a bit too saturated. We need six examples of trackwork from the list. On the layout we have:
- A passing siding
- A spur
- A simple ladder yard
- A reversing loop
- Service pit track
For examples of scratchbuilt track we'll have a turnout, gantlet or three way turnout (not on drawing yet) and a crossover (not on drawing yet).
Electrical: Construct a layout with at least:
- Gaps and blocks for DCC - got it
- One mainline passing siding
- Reversing loop
- One yard with a minimum of three tracks and a switching lead independent of the main line.
- Storage for two locos
- Power supply with protective devices (Using DCC system)
Wire a turnout, crossover and a 3-way turnout
I'll pick three accessories to wire up later...there are plenty of options.
Scenery: Construct at least 32 feet of HO scale scenery. Layout is over 32 sq feet.
So far this small layout will cover everything that I need...so let's do a finished plan.