We also decided to simplify end boards (profiles). From the beginning we used European FREMO profile (because it is what we had from our European modules). Because it was either time consuming (self made) or expensive (ordered) to reproduce intricate profile we decided to remove some of the details. Boards now can be produced fairly quickly using table saw and jig saw.
New layout plan has two major themes. One is “mainline” running through farmland and ghost town of Tucumcari. Another theme is branch line which focuses on barge crossing a river.
Both loops are composed of three sections(two large and one small each). Two bigger one from each loop are paired for transportation and smaller one from one loop is paired together with smaller one from another loop.
Modules connecting mainline and branchline will have interlocking on one side and for the rest of them there will be old western town. It is setup as tourist attraction, something that really happened in that period in several of ghost towns. Part of the old town is used as a movie set during filming.
Layout plan (click to enlarge)
List of modules in layout plan
1. Double track return loop – Corona(?)
2. Straight farmland module – El Sobrante
3. Station module – Smallville
4. Straight module – ?
5. Interlocking – Riverside Jct.
6. Sceniked loop – The Loop
7. Corner module with old town – Tucumcari
8. Barge loading – ?
9. Barge unloading – Jurupa Valley