ACREAGE LINE

ACREAGE LINE


JOURNAL

The Acreage Line Layout Journal

The Acreage Line layout is an homage to the creator of the real Acreage Line, Joachim Von Reinbek. Built on Acreage Lane in the very house in which he beat Melvin Meeker and Dutch Bill Howard at poker, cementing his plans to create one of the largest personal railways ever built. The layout's main touchstones - a main line, a yard, and even the helix - echo his actual accomplishments. More entries in the months to come, as well as video, of course!
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1 • Start at the Beginning

After nearly 60 years it was time to dust off my old trains. My wife, Delia, was encouraging. She had no idea what I was getting myself into. Lucky me!
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2 • Nowhere To Go But Up

No space in the 1300sq/ft main house, and the 700sq/ft guest house is pretty tight. What to do?
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3 • Digital? Who Said Anything About Digital?

Model train technology took a major turn while I wasn't looking. The simple loop just got much more interesting. I dived into the research.
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4• More Construction Than I Bargained For

I had renovated most of our guest house, but the main room had only gotten a quick freshening. Time now to fix it.
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5 • Phase One: The Main Line

Shelf, track, computer control, and cameras working. It's the simple things.
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6 • Phases Two & Three Underway

The lower level with a yard, and a helix to unite them all.
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