A truck stop of mine on a model RR layout?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by TomCougar, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    Have you see how ppl drive in truck stops? No one gona care wich way is wich and pull into any open island weather it was ment for one way or the other.
     
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  3. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    I have a limited amount of real estate to work with on this layout. If every fuel lane went the same way, it would be awkward for trucks traveling in the opposite direction to approach the pumps.
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Then put a proper entrance/exit drives. Close up all the free for all road/lot meeting. Have one entrance, one exit and the flow will work. One problem is you are not forcing traffic flow. You have to in any parking lot be it semi or 4 wheeler.
    There are people that make a very good living designing just this....
     
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  5. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    Why is there not trash everywhere in the grass? I don't see a piss jug in the truck spots ? Where is the black guy begging for cash by the door?
     
  6. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    Can u please mow your trash Its growing a little tall.
     
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  7. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    When I model train layouts, I envision America the Beautiful, not America the Slum. Not America the Third World nation.I even placed a small public restroom right next to the convenience store because I believe even truck drivers should be gentlemanly and ladylike. Not total anti-social cave dwellers. There are literally hundreds of scale model dumpsters and garbage cans all over my layout. Not so much as a single scale-model gum wrapper on the streets anywhere. No smoking and drinking is depicted and no drinking establishments are modeled on my layout: no bars, liquor stores or saloons. There is a nice church with the American flag displayed on the front lawn. A minister is outside the church front door in a top hat with black Victorian clothes and his small cat is there too.

    Being a late baby-boomer, age 55, I have this sterling Leave It Beaver image of our country still in my mind and memories.
     
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  8. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    There are actually scenes of a man pushing a lawn mower over this layout. Real gas mower sounds too. I have one farmer in an orchard standing on a step ladder near a red delicious apple tree. Note the Burt Reynolds/Bandit mustache guy in the cowboy hat at my hamburger stand and the other guy with a cane dressed like a city slicker in a hat.
     
  9. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Wait. You're not 12? That was my guess from your oblivious posting of video game trucking in real life trucking forums.
     
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  10. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    Even big boys play with trucks and trains. Some of us have to play the PC gaming versions. Not rich enough to play with the physical stuff.
     
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  11. A Bug

    A Bug Heavy Load Member

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    With all the legitimate truck stops taken up already I would expect to see a few creating their own spots behind the convenience store at least three deep.
     
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