Zs12's Layout Logbook

Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby Zs12 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:49 am

Hi all,

last week, I've started my first modular layout project. It's intended for display purposes but also for modelling technique experiments. I've free space for two further modules, so if necessary, it could be extended someday. The setting will be a railroad crossing located at the main receiving and depature tracks of an imaginary yard, that should enable the arrangement of various attractive switching scenes. The turnout(s) and RR crossing shall be manually operated by a local signaller and the shunter crews. Below the current status...

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Both modules were made of 10 mm plywood, nothing special. Finally they'll be 300 mm wide and each 600 mm long, without backdrop they're just 288 mm wide. At the moment they're still lacking wiring and interconnectors on the head ends. I plan to adopt the FKTT norm, which includes 500 mm standard width, so that it can be applied to them.

I will build the most from scratch. For the track bed I've cutted 3 mm cork sheets to size, noise reduction was not a primary concern here. The turnout template is a down-scaled Fast Tracks HO turnout #9, the rest was drawn with libreCAD. The track will be of code 55 rail nailed down on wooden ties. I'd like to use also concrete ties but unfortunately the available ties from Tillig (DR BS 55 type) are useless here, because of their code 83 design. If you combine them with code 55 rails, all NEM-wheels will check their cast-on bolts. I'm currently working on a solution ...
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Re: Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby CN-TT » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:51 am

You can find concrete ties at http://www.ttfiligran.de/galerie.asp
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Re: Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby CSD » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:08 am

I'm looking forward to seeing your track work. That #9 turnout should be quite impressive. I really like the way you templated your track on the modules.
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Re: Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby Zs12 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:19 pm

CN-TT, thanks for this hint! I will check these BS 66 ties later. For the initial trials I take the BS 55 ties I already have.

Mark, your track work was really impressive. I couldn't withstand to begin immediately with my own. Now I've a first question about this: What would be the correct tie configuration at this point? As it is now, it looks wrong to me. :wtf:

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Re: Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby TinGoat » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:47 pm

The tie placement is okay for branchline.

Fast Tracks has templates (in HO) that you can resize. http://www.handlaidtrack.com/Fast-Track ... -s/100.htm

Like this one for a #6 turnout: http://www.handlaidtrack.com/v/vspfiles ... -6-LEG.pdf

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Re: Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby CSD » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:58 pm

Zs12 wrote:Now I've a first question about this: What would be the correct tie configuration at this point?


If the turnout tie are long enough, you could lay a few more until the routes are spaced far enough apart not to overlap.
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Re: Zs12's Layout Logbook

Postby j p » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:28 pm

CSD wrote:
Zs12 wrote:Now I've a first question about this: What would be the correct tie configuration at this point?


If the turnout tie are long enough, you could lay a few more until the routes are spaced far enough apart not to overlap.


You could also look at the drawings of some real turnouts for inspiration.
http://prr.railfan.net/standards/standards.cgi?plan=58232-B&sortby=6&type=TRACKWORK
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