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by jon_1066
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Model Real Station
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Model Real Station

SL-93 is the crossover bit for the middle of Peco streamline points to give you a scissors. You will have to cut some flexi for the sides and it gives a wider spacing for the track than standard.
by jon_1066
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 325
Views: 29178

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Two thoughts: 1. Have a lift out board so you can swap between either scene. You don't need to decide then. 2. Allotments are actually tricky things to model due to the variety of plants and vegetables. eg think about how you can model some runner beans or potatoes? That churchyard is quite a lot of...
by jon_1066
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning for the future...
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Planning for the future...

One thing I would recommend considering is installing a velux roof light. Natural light makes a world of difference in how a space feels.
by jon_1066
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Return to modelling after 20 year break
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: Return to modelling after 20 year break

They are Hornby parts under the Hornby OO track library
by jon_1066
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: SCARM a godsend.
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: SCARM a godsend.

SCARM also has a rather nifty feature where you can export the layout as a jpeg file. Go to File - Export then select jpeg from the drop down file type menu. Saves doing a screen dump.
by jon_1066
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Back to 00 Plank...
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Back to 00 Plank...

What about using a crossover on your sidings - gives you a much smoother entry for shunting and doesn't change the points you need - just swaps them over.

eg
Plank6.jpg
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by jon_1066
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: thoughts/ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: thoughts/ideas

Don't just dismiss a fiddleyard as hidden storage. Once you get into the operation of your layout a fiddleyard acts as the rest of the world. This means trains enter and exit in the appropriate ways, they come from somewhere and go to somewhere. Without a fiddleyard your trains have nowhere to run f...
by jon_1066
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Too big??
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: Too big??

Most people don't scale real life locations exactly for 00. Basically you need to compress the location somewhat to get it to fit. So sidings, platform faces, etc all become that bit shorter - perhaps lose a siding or two if there are many. That kind of thing. So you end up with the same sort of mov...
by jon_1066
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Father/Son layout plans
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: Father/Son layout plans

Your sidings will be easier to shunt that way as well since they will be on a trailing point now. It is normal to drive on the left so your inner loop would normally operate anti-clockwise. Swapping the sidings means the loco won't have to run around to shunt them.
by jon_1066
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: first layout
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: first layout

Chris You can't seriously suggest that as a possible track layout to build? Where would he put any station or industry or goods yard or anything? Also where can he store any stock or do any shunting - it is almost 100% running lines and run around loops. Often in model railways as regards track - le...
by jon_1066
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Father/Son layout plans
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: Father/Son layout plans

The R1s are the two R604 bends on the bottom two sidings immediately off the points.
by jon_1066
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: first layout
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: first layout

If you have a double track oval it severely limits the siding space in the center of the board. If you go to a single oval then you can create more siding space either inside or outside the oval.

eg
Double Oval.jpg
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by jon_1066
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Father/Son layout plans
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: Father/Son layout plans

Don't use R1 curves as it will limit what you can put on those sidings. You can generate more space by having an island platform (use R4s on the outer line at the top.) Currently your platforms look very close to the track. This will help get the room for the R2's as well. Alternatively use a low re...
by jon_1066
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: entertaining my son
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: entertaining my son

One thing to be aware of is that the track has changed since the 1970's. You will probably find the old track is steel and the new is nickel silver. It is therefore likely that the old track will have rust spots, etc and will definitely need a good clean. In terms of your space if you can go wider t...
by jon_1066
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help with layout
Replies: 80
Views: 8890

Re: Help with layout

You need to be wary of those curved points for two reasons. Firstly they are notorious for derailing stock passing over them. Secondly the distance that you need to leave to clear them (ie if you have a train on the inner line and one passing on the outer) will make the length of train you can run v...

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