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Statement from Ixion Model Railways Ltd
The following are the guidelines that I have been using to design my Lynnsport & Eastern layout. I do realized that in many cases these are more blinders than constraints. But I accept them as they are.
What has worked for you?
Rule #1 - Yes, THAT Rule #1.
Rule #2 - I want to get a layout up and running quickly, and by running I mean trains orbiting the room. Some might get enjoyment from "completing" a section. Me? I get enjoyment from having trains running.
Rule #3 - I'm cheap. More correctly, my funds are limited and I want to spend those funds on what is needed to get the trains running sooner.
Rule #4 - I'm an N scaler, and that isn't going to change for the foreseeable future.
Rule #5 - I am not a prototype modeler. I am not a contest modeler. I don't care about rivet counting. I just want my layout to look "right" in my eyes. Molded on grab irons are fine. A slightly out of time car is OK. Perhaps as the layout progresses I will add details. But initially things will need to be "good enough".
Rule #6 - Frank Ellison is a God. The Way Freight is King. Railroads have been in decline since 1929. So follow Frank and model the industry when it was at its height!
Rule #7 - Design must be adequate to support NMRA AP certificates for Scenery, Civil Engineer, and Electrical Engineer. (Chief Dispatcher is not necessary as I'm already close from operating on a friend's layout.)
Rule #8 - The Enabler must be happy at all times.
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