Strawberry Fields Consists

This garden railroad is will be made up of a simple loop and some sidings.  There may be a passing siding.  A major focal point will be logging.  There will be a logging area, a lumber yard and a furniture factory.  There sill be a depot and freight shed.  Other related buildings will be present.

There needs to be a staging area holding trains entering or leaving the outside world.  The staging area will be covered in a way that is similar to the train shed that once served on the dock in Sausalito for the North Pacific Coast.

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It will need to be sufficiently wide to handle six consists.  Consists will be limited to the length occupied by four Bachmann passenger cars.

I see the following consists:

  • A log train running from the logging area to the sawmill.
  • A freight train taking lumber from the sawmill to the lumber yard.
  • A passenger train serving the area.  It could be a mixed train.
  • A general freight train serving the area.

In addition, the following consists will serve as kids consists:

  • Lionel Polar Express consist
  • Bachmann freight consist

The following battery cars will be supported.  The staging area will also serve as a charging station.

  • Lumber load – This car will have a lumber load that conceals the electronics.  It will be a Bachmann flat with a lumber load.  It will be rugged enough that it can serve both as an adult and a kids battery car.
  • Logging skidder – This battery car will lead the log train consist.  Using a bachmann flat as a base, its load will consist of a logging skidded and a crane mounted on a platform.
  • Passenger car – This will be a Bachmann Combine converted to a battery car.  It will serve both a passenger consist and a mixed train consist.

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