Critique my station rail plan

Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:54 am

The curve in the top 3? Well just to break away from straight lines. A LOT of layouts have way too many rigid straights. I think some curvature is more realistic. I'll build the platforms myself so the curve won't be an issue. As for the bottom two, I'm not sure that I like the new version either. Mainly I wanted two tracks leading to the loco depot - one to the actual depot and one for a gas station or something of the sort where locos may be sitting for some period of time. A double slip would do the job but I want a little more simplicity there. I'll have to put some more thought into that area.
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Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:36 pm

Am I understanding that the engine area is a double track shed?

Perhaps a small to medium sized turntable or transfer table might be in order for increased engine storage.

May I also suggest that the plans also entail a small servicing area for refueling/watering/sanding?
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Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:59 pm

A turntable is the best solution I guess. But their either costly or time consuming. Anywho, nothing is set in stone so far so anything can happen. That's why I was looking for opinions :thumbup:
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Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:07 pm

You could always leave a space large enough to fit an engine shed with a turntable with a stub siding acting as a place holder.

Or the engine service area could be shifted to a different module/section for building at a later date.
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Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:48 pm

After some more thought I've come up with the following two plans (in both, the bottom right are is reserved for a turntable):

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Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby BTTB Fan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:17 pm

Me likes the top one!
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Re: Critique my station rail plan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:00 pm

I would have to cast my vote for the bottom one.
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