First off, let's go back to the end of December and put the closet in the drawing. Somehow I missed this email, so we'll work on it now.
Here is the plan as it stands now. Tweaking time!
Dimensions for the Guestroom Closet - 7' 7" width inside by 23 1/2" depth inside.
Palmer Industries is a focal point on the layout. Rick is going to kitbash the front building of Palmer along with the chimney to give it the flavor of the entire factory.
To do this he is going to use two of the Walther's Cornerston Series Empire Gas Works plants. The footprint for one building is 16 1/2" long by 7 7/8" wide. When you put the two side by side it will be 33" long! That is a big building for this layout.
We'll start by switching to the Structures layer, and making a rectangle the size of one of the structures.
Then we'll click and double it, butting them up to each other.
Here you can see how bit the building, and the newly added chimney look, just sitting in the aisle. Oh boy.
After moving the siding by using an 18" inch radius curve, and also extending the right side of the blob just a bit, we squeezed it in. I added the road that runs in front and the chimney. Prototypically the chimney should be closer to the aisle, but an elbow would take it out the first operating session, so I moved it the magic 6" in to protect it. Still, Rick may want to turn this whole structure around so that you can see the front, but when people walk in their eye will follow the road. Rick's choice.
Stay tuned, Model Railroad Hobbyist fans!
We need to service the diesel fleet, and I'm running out of space. Our thought was to use the area inside the wye, which is actually common. But later I thought it was too confining, and I'd like to see some scenery there to hide the opening into the closet. So let's squeeze two tracks along the back wall, and at a slight angle. Never put a track parallele to the back wall if you can help it.
Ok, I forgot about a caboose track. Rick and I decided since the railroad was running out of real estate the cassette draw track would be the caboose track.