Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An APA Box Layout You Can Build: Generic Mills, Inc.

Research—The Theme of the Layout

A visit to my collection of Model Railroad Planning magazines led me to an article in the 1999 issue written by Linda Sand [p. 66-71].  Her article is about modular layout design featuring large industrial scenes.  The design for a flour mill caught my eye.  The section on the flour mill details the operation of a flour mill, and also includes an illustration that lists the purpose of each track. 

Track Planning

Generic Mills, Inc. Track Plan:
(The fiddle yard includes a one track traverser (area in dark red) with access to all tracks.)

Here is a concept sketch of the plan:
(The concept sketch is not to scale, but is a visualization of the track plan.  It does not include the fiddle track.)