I was wondering if anyone has a good plan for a 4x8 logging railroad that could be expanded in the future. I recently acquired a Bachmann three truck shay, 8 log cars, and a Barnhart and would like to put them to work.
I keep pondering how to fit a switch back into such a small layout.
After seeing the Cass scenic railroad, which has two switch backs I have been fixated on having at least one to gain elevation. I believe it would be fun to operate and show the casual nature of logging railroad. I just read a story about an Ely-Thomas logging train stopping at a church for a Sunday picnic on it's way to the mill with a load of logs.
I know 4x8 layouts are small but I wanted to get started in the hobby with something small and plan the layout so I can add on a mill and service area in the future, possibly one more switch back.