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Offline Alsterstreek  
#1 Posted : 13 August 2012 09:35:04(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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Layout construction (two-rail though) underway of one of those great John Armstrong layout designs, labelled "Hoboken, Oranges [sic] & Western" (5 x 10 ft.):

http://www.thisisdrivel....lostcontinent/index.html

For the trackplan - originally published in 1953 - scroll down to the first entry dated January 17, 2011.

This is about my preferred theme, busy urban mainline traffic in a confined space. Based on my experience in the field of small and compact layout construction, I reckon that it could be compressed to 210 x 110 cm in HO scale (allowing for platform tracks with a length of 100 cm in the Hoboken terminal).

Enjoy. :-)

Edited by user 13 August 2012 09:40:09(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Greetz - Ak
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Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#2 Posted : 13 August 2012 18:44:33(UTC)
5HorizonsRR

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I think I love it???? The theme is fantastic, although I don't quite follow the track plan with all the levels etc... I tried googling it but it seems like there isn't much more info out there.

I agree it could be done tighter, but it makes for a fantastic large layout!
FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
Offline Alsterstreek  
#3 Posted : 13 August 2012 21:14:36(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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I faced the same challenge, and here is the solution: The PDF "Best of John Armstrong - vol. 2" contains the original article and can immediately be downloaded from Kalmbach Publishing (http://www.kalmbachstore.com). The price is USD 8.95.

Cheers
Greetz - Ak
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#4 Posted : 14 May 2014 21:01:49(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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The builder is progressing:

http://thisisdrivel.com/...obby/lost-continent-rwy/
Alsterstreek attached the following image(s):
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Greetz - Ak
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