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Posted By irondan on 09/18/2008 10:24 AM
How many buildings do you have in your layout? :)" border=0>
Is there a building that you always wanted and for some reason you have never built it? /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/unsure.gif" border=0>
What is your favorite building in your layout and why?/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gif" border=0>

1: I have zero buildings on my layout because it is an elevated line 6-inches wide with no room for anything other than a facade of a building tacked to the side, but I never made anything. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blink.gif

2: A 3/4 circle Roundhouse, 32 to 48 stalls. I have plotted, planned, schemed and dreamed of this, but it would be 15 to 17-feet in diameter (depending on which design and number of stalls) and that is HUGE!... thus it would also be difficult for a 1.5:1 human to attend to vehicles on the radial tracks and turntable. It is still a dream, and I still have plans, and I have been collecting "Stuff" to make it from. Whether I will ever get it built is in question. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif

3: Since I don't have buildings I can't have a favourite /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crying.gif... but if I ever get the Roundhouse built, I think it would be my favourite! :D

I presently have removed all the tracks from my layout and am working on rebuilding the elevated structure (it didn't survive last winter too well... water got into joints and split the wood when it froze, something that did not happen in any of the previous 6 winters). I am working on a design for a 17-ft diameter "deck" (to replace the Loopback at one end) at the height of my elevated layout so I can put the Roundhouse in the middle of it... well, all over it! I want to put trap doors in the floor for me to enter from below (most of the stalls will be dummy areas with no tracks (or floor) and a lift off roof) so I can get to the radial tracks and working stalls. The turntable pit will also be openable from below for the same reason (it needs a floor of some sort to catch anything that might fall in).
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