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by BlueDay
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

OK so I think I'm settled on a basic track plan, have it in the SCARM software but struggling to see how I can post it on here?
by BlueDay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Now having second thoughts about layout. Was intending on a freight / passenger mix, with a station as in the picture. But I’m thinking freight only would give me far more scope for rolling stock / engines / layout.

Hmmmmm..... :roll:
by BlueDay
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Interesting trackplan there, Blueday, and what seems to be acres of space! Will it be DCC or DC controlled? DCC using RM. the track plan is really just out of my head stuff. There is still space as you say, will probably formulate ideas as I go. Went to the MRE in Sheffield yesterday to get some id...
by BlueDay
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A permanent 00 layout at last?!
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: A permanent 00 layout at last?!

What software are you using for the planning?
by BlueDay
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Hey Jim Yeh the curved points can be temperamental but so far so good. The track isn’t fully fixed down yet so that should help. I’ll try and get a track plan uploaded, but basically too left of the plan the 2 lines disappear under the eaves and reappear at the back. My plan is to construct a tunnel...
by BlueDay
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

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by BlueDay
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Hi all. Been about 40 years planning (I’m 51 :mrgreen: ) but finally I’ve got started in my own model railway. Started out a year ago with not much of a clue what I was doing, but reading this forum and some others, asking questions and taking tips on board I’ve finally got a basic layout down. I’ll...
by BlueDay
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

If your layout plan needs flexitrack, then my suggestion would be to go solely flexitrack. You get a far better range of better points, and - you don't read this very often - not only is it better, but also if bought cannily usually works out cheaper for any layout taking up more space than 8' x 4'...
by BlueDay
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

Thanks guys.

Still playing around with ideas. Got a ‘set’ idea down now but I keep changing little things here and there (no bad thing).

Regarding flexi track, it’s defo gonna be necessary. Due to the complexities of the space available.
by BlueDay
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

Hope you’re well Chris.

Yeh happy to duck under. I’ve got quite a bit of the plan up and running as a test - not fixed anything down yet just testing. I’m just trying to do the best with what space I have.
by BlueDay
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

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by BlueDay
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

So I’ve made a start on a track plan, done a basic loop around the full extent of the layout and laid the track to test it - so far so good.

I’ve got the track plan in SCARM but not sure I can post it here ........ :shock:
by BlueDay
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

Hi Chris.

I have thought of a raised section but thinking, as a newbie, maybe a step too far?

I like your idea of an out of sight fiddle yard and losing the small freight
by BlueDay
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

I’d probably look at basing around 70s
by BlueDay
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Looking for Help / Ideas Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2221

Re: Looking for Help / Ideas Please

While first radius curves turn on a board width of 3ft (Only just!) You really could do with 3½ft wide boards to turn a semicircle of track. I've always planned by taking some track and laying it out to measure where it fits, but this is not possible if you dont have any track to start with. We do ...

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