Once again it's an Alaskan car float based terminal this one is small and compact. The car float berths at the dock at the bottom and cars are then hauled around the horseshoe curve and switched to the large warehouse that has a tuning fork track plan alongside it. A couple of team track locations would make for interesting switching problems.
|Saxman terminal today, the track appears to be lifted but it's clear where it used to run.|
But I'm interested in the idea of recreating it in Z scale. It would fit in about 20" x 30"
|A 30" x 20" sheet of foam core board would probably contain the entire layout.|
I have some Z scale equipment that I'd like to use and create something that would be a different development of a train set based starter layout. I think I have almost all the track I need. I need 2 switches. I'd be inclined to turn the two sidings at the top into a passing siding and hide the run around offstage so it just looks like two single sidings.
The car float bridge can be adapted from a Micro Trains girder bridge (which I also happen to have)
|Micro Trains girder bridge. A basis for the car float bridge perhaps.|
So, lots of food for thought. We will just have to see where it all goes.