German loft layout

Re: German loft layout

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 19, 2011 1:48 pm

still nothing. can you do a different format image?
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Re: German loft layout

Postby CSD » Thu May 19, 2011 1:54 pm

Really? I can see it. Anyway...
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Re: German loft layout

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 19, 2011 2:17 pm

Well, if you remove the loop at the end of the staging as in CSD's example, you can shift the whole staging down and open up space in the middle. Then, widen the top area down into the open space and add a small industry there. Terrible pic but:

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Re: German loft layout

Postby CSD » Thu May 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Or maybe this...
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Re: German loft layout

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 19, 2011 2:42 pm

^^^ Idiot ^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here's a better representation of what I meant:

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Re: German loft layout

Postby dileTTante » Thu May 19, 2011 11:59 pm

Running locomotives from depot through the countryside to the other side of the layout to hook up with cars doesn't look like an improvement.
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Re: German loft layout

Postby Juup » Fri May 20, 2011 9:46 am

Just quickly - funny to see these innovative attempts to alter my original attached jpegs. I will re-consider the duck-under option as a result. The layout was done with Anyrail; there is an anyrail forum where people post their plans and because everyone has the software alterations can be suggested more easily than with the jpeg paintjobs and grafitti - e.g. "CSD was here" - LOL

Yes, been getting some feedback on the anyrail forum alongside the feedback received here.

More generally, I am doing research into German dead-end stations, looking at Kiel, Hamburg Altona, Wiesbaden and Bad Harzburg as sources of inspiration. Of course, the dead-end station (kopfbahnhof) fits with my original point-to-loop design. Much to think about, and I expect to take some time to get to a version two of the overall layout.

Maybe along the way I will explore and post elsewhere on the this TT forum. Maybe some photos of models that no one else has posted on :)

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Re: German loft layout

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 20, 2011 10:16 am

dileTTante wrote:Running locomotives from depot through the countryside to the other side of the layout to hook up with cars doesn't look like an improvement.


True true.....perhaps use it as a small passenger station instead of a depot?
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Re: German loft layout

Postby Juup » Wed May 15, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi All,

After some delay (life intervened) I am back to planning my German DB ep IV loft layout. The concept remains the same ... primarily passenger trains and a 'dead-end' passenger station. There may be a couple of 'tourist special' steam trains, some goods trains running along the mainline (but not necessarily entering the main station), and the 'twist' ... a narrow gauge line in the far upper right corner. Have decided against a duck under. I do think my skill with the layout software has improved a bit, as well as my ability to create smooth flex-track runs (minimum visible radius on mainline is 800mm (and 439mm on hidden sections). Also think I am being more cautious with the amount of track - except perhaps the narrow gauge line. I have attached a jpg file of the layout plan - fun fun.

Getting close to committing to the layout as the bench work will happen over the summer. Have lots of locos and rolling stock already waiting in a display cabinet and boxes - there is always enough time to check saved Ebay searches - as some others I struggle to find certain Tillig sets - e.g. TEE Set 2 :boohoo: That said, I realise I have it much better than all of you that model North America in TT :)

Have a blog space here: http://ttscale.wordpress.com/

Any comments/suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Re: German loft layout

Postby ConducTTor » Wed May 15, 2013 7:14 pm

I like it a LOT better than your earlier versions. I would make one change though - the exposed track in front of the passenger station seems a bit like "I don't know what else to do so I'll do this". More is not always better - I'd leave that track under ground.

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