DRGW Moffat Road & Royal Gorge Route on three decks?

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Trackplan using three decks

One idea I had was to do a triple-deck design. Here are pictures of the three decks.

Level 1: Royal Gorge Route

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Level 2: Utah Area

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Level 3: Moffat Road

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Level 0: Hidden Staging (Denver and Salt Lake City)

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As you can see I have three levels. Denver and Salt Lake City is hidden staging.

The journey begins in Denver. We can take the Moffat Road or the Royal Gorge Route to Dotsero. From Dotsero we travel the Utah Area to Salt Lake City. There are two helixes, one at each end.

Moffat Road: We start on level 3, Denver is hidden staging - Big Ten Curves - all tunnels in the tunnel district - Moffat tunnel - Winter Park - Frazer Canyon - Byers Canyon - Gore Canyon (upper and lower) - Bond - To helix and level 2 - Dotsero - Glenwood Canyon - Glenwood Springs - Grand Junction - Green River - Helper - Soldier Summit - Provo, and to Salt Lake City hidden staging.

Royal Gorge Route: We start on level 1, Denver is hidden staging - Castle Gate - Pueblo - Canon City - Hanging Bridge - Leadville - Salida - Tennessee Pass - Minturn - To helix and level 2 - Dotsero - Glenwood Canyon - Glenwood Springs - Grand Junction - Green River - Helper - Soldier Summit - Provo, and to Salt Lake City hidden staging.

Maybe I can take away one helix, that's the next thing I will work on.

My Layout space in 3D

Here are some 3D pictures showing my layout space. Done in SketchUp 5 on Mac OS X. A very easy to use 3D app.

Layout space, view 1

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Layout space, view 2

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Layout space, view 3

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3D diagram of the triple-deck plan

And finally the trackplan inside my layout space.

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Testing free-standing triple deck benchwork

Right now I'm building a 240 cm long freestanding 3-level benchwork just to see if it's possible to do. I will post more pictures when it's finished. It's 200 cm in height and the decks are at 50, 100 and 150 cm from the floor.

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I hope it will end up looking something like this.

Photo by clinchvalley

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