New layout

New layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:19 pm

I'll be moving in the next few months and will have to completely overhaul my layout.

The new plan will have to fit in an L shape along the wall - 10' across the top, 8' down. What do you think?

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There are a couple of 'standard' pieces in there :)
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Re: New layout

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:26 pm

Personally, I would have a dual main line, but that is me.
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Re: New layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:42 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:Personally, I would have a dual main line, but that is me.


I'd love to but I have to deal with space constraints.
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Re: New layout

Postby CSD » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:52 pm

Looks like you're going to have a heathy amount of space. Right on. Good idea to move away from the spaghetti bowl and go for along the walls. No doubt you'll play around with the yards and sidings until they suit your needs. I would suggest 3 or 4 sidings on the line closest to the walls and hiding them behind some buildings or something for a bit of hidden staging so different trains can appear to enter and exit the scene. I would also raise that same line a few centimeters for visual separation. It amazing how far 2 cm can separate things. Looks good though!
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Re: New layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:31 pm

I'm happy with the small station at the bottom. The top one is bothering me and I haven't come up with anything 'happy'. Yet.

As for the 'return' line, I'm also undecided. I don't want to add staging there because I don't want to add more depth. Also I want an area of 'country' running for the trains - nothing but grass and trees. I haven't decided yet if I want to do helices on each end and have the staging below.
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Re: New layout

Postby jmass » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:33 pm

looks real good.long main run for long trains with plenty of switching opertunities.plus nice space for good sideyard.change is good!
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Re: New layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:42 pm

jmass wrote:.....long main run for long trains with plenty of switching opertunities.plus nice space for good sideyard.....


Yeah, I'm really trying to implement all of those features. If I had twice the space it would be much easier :lol:
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Re: New layout

Postby CSD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:31 pm

Here is an idea. As the mainline leaves the station at the top have it incline down so that by the time it goes around the corner it is below the upper level taking it to a staging yard without having to build helixes. Where the track exits the scene would be hidden by the elevation in front. You could even incline upwards to the shunting/industrial/engine yard area on the left side for an increased visual divide between it and the main line.
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Re: New layout

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:57 pm

That was exactly my original thought. But, at a 3% grade I would still need to go around twice to get to the staging (to have enough headroom between the main deck and the staging deck). So, I may as well do helices on both ends and be done with it.
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Re: New layout

Postby CSD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:06 pm

Too bad. Same problem with my design. If I could avoid the helix I would. The thing is going to be a monster; 631 mm radius, every 360 deg will drop the level 80 mm. I'm looking at about 7 loops. Oh, well.
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