Keeping It Tight
The origins of this little layout stem from strange circumstances. I was doing volunteer work at the time, and I was faced with the prospect of spending a couple of months living in a tiny apartment in South Jersey. The Jersey City Industrial and even its smaller brother, Hoboken Manufacturers, were too big to take with me.
Fine Track spaghetti.
Around the same time I discovered a new (to me) line of track: Tomix Fine Track, which included über-tight-radius curves and some absurd-looking switches. I began fooling around with ultra-compact track plans utilizing it, but this ultimately led to a variation based instead on Kato Unitrack. (Tomix Fine Track would figure in a number of other projects, including the Reddibilt Railroad.)
The track plan wasn't conducive to a traction line, so I went with something fictional, while capturing many of the same settings.