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Two Union Station Track Plans For Ztrack Magazine

| July 22, 2015 More

Ztrack Magazine Union StationsIn recent months, American Z Line has been producing an amazing amount of heavyweight passenger car bodies in a wide variety of road names. Rob Kluz over at Ztrack Magazine thought it would make for a fun project to come up with a Union Station-themed track plan as a place to highlight these models, then he thought two track plans would be even better!

He asked me to work on these plans with him and after lots of coffee; I developed these plans based on Rob’s ideas.

Track Plan A
This plan focuses on storing and showcasing the AZL passenger cars with over 78’ of track. A single loop moves around the layout and drops down under the road leading to the station.

Track Plan B
This plan is more operations-based with trains passing through the yard, this layout has over 81’ of track.

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As Rob writes in the Ztrack article, these plans are all about dense trackage in order to showcase your Z scale collection. Still, at 2’ x 6’, these plans could easily be adapted to Z-Bend Module standards. Have fun, poke around the original AnyRail files and see if there are any ideas waiting for you in here!

Article Links

Ztrack Union Station May / June 2015 Issue, PDF Available
http://www.ztrack.com/issues/issues_15.html

Large Track Plan Images (3000 pixels wide)
Large Images ZIP Folder

AZL Passenger Cars
http://www.us-zscale.com/azl-passenger/pullman-heavyweight

AnyRail Track Planning Software
https://www.anyrail.com/index_en.html

Z-Bend Track Modules
http://www.zbendtrack.com/

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