Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby dwyaneward » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:11 pm

About a year or so ago I started a TT switching layout, but it did not work out and I lost interest.

Now I am going to try again, but a little smaller 14" x 48". I am using the Gateway central NMRA group HO switching layout as a template for mine. http://www.gatewaynmra.org/2010/gateway ... -railroad/

Here the plan

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Using Kuehn track which is on order and en-route to me.
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:09 am

Cool! One thing: I would make the stopper at the bottom right corner removable. That way you can add another module in the future if you want.
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:25 am

" I would make the stopper at the bottom right corner removable. That way you can add another module in the future if you want."

Yeah a train could arrive from that track and then be broken up and cars switched to and from the industries and then the train could exit stage right when done. I'd also suggest lengthening the layout as much as possible so more cars can fit on the runaround and tail tracks, seesawing one or two cars back and forth multiple times gets tiring....DaveB
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby Bernd » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:26 am

I'd extend the middle track on the left to a barge transfer dock. That way the layout could be like those in New York where cars are brought in by barge to the warehouses. I think it would give greater operating possibilities and you'd still retain the five industries that are there now.

Here's an example DaveB had posted to me on a question I had. I think if I ever wanted to do a dock scene I would use this track plan.

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/dlwwallaboutterm.html

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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby CN-TT » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:54 am

I like this plan. I fully agree with ConducTTor and agree to 50% with ctxmf74. I would put some kind of removable staging track to the bottom right. I wouldn't make the runaround much bigger. If you can move more than one car at a time, you are done much faster. But, is this the goal? Just one thing though, the runaround with the curved track can cause some trouble when it comes to couple two cars/car and engine together.
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:02 pm

"I'd extend the middle track on the left to a barge transfer dock. That way the layout could be like those in New York where cars are brought in by barge to the warehouses. I think it would give greater operating possibilities and you'd still retain the five industries that are there now."

and the compressed scene would look most realistic in a crowded waterside setting....DaveB
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby dwyaneward » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:17 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments will take all into consideration once I get track and can see how things layout.

The base for this layout is already build from foam core (one of two sections from the first try). I will have to look at how to extend if that what I need to do.
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby dwyaneward » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:32 pm

Still waiting on track to arrive. Order track on 10 Jan. from http://www.modelleisenbahn-cms.de/index.php got confirmation ship twice 23 and 29 Jan.

Yesterday, I received eight new (to me) GC box cars purchase on E-bay to add to the three I had already.

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Only had one duplicated number.
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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby Bernd » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:54 pm

Nice. :thumbup:

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Re: Switching Layout - 2nd Try

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:45 pm

dwyaneward wrote:Still waiting on track to arrive. Order track on 10 Jan. from http://www.modelleisenbahn-cms.de/index.php got confirmation ship twice 23 and 29 Jan.

Yesterday, I received eight new (to me) GC box cars purchase on E-bay to add to the three I had already.

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Only had one duplicated number.


I have 10 cars on their way myself, maybe I will post a similar photo soon.

Looks nice so far.
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