Diesel Deopt Layout

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dowdings
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Diesel Deopt Layout

Postby dowdings » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:44 pm

Having sought advice on here rather than embarking on a massive project straight away I am going to start with a smll (6'x2') diesel depot based layout based in late 80s.
I'm not looking to replicate anywhere but to have room for plenty of locos and really go to town on the detail etc.

I have come up with the following plan and wanted some thoughts and ideas;

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab35 ... ldepot.jpg

I am planning to have two 2-track maintanence depots at A and B and a loco cleaning point possibly at C.
I have left two mainline track at the bottom with the intention of joing up to more boards in the future.

Any thoughts would be greatly apprictated.
Thanks
Steve

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Re: Diesel Deopt Layout

Postby m8internet » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:51 pm

Having a two track mainline raises issues over trains passing over that
I would suggest you change this to a small terminus station, thus retaining the interest

Locos can then run round, then go to the depot
A new loco can then be attached to the rolling stock

This happened at many locations across the UK, such as Aberdeen or Inverness
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Re: Diesel Deopt Layout

Postby bigbob » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:52 pm

What gauge are you working with???
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Re: Diesel Deopt Layout

Postby m8internet » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:11 pm

bigbob wrote:What gauge are you working with???

A 6' baseboard with that track diagram, looks like OO gauge to me!

Also, this category really needs to be split into gauges - suggestion for mod admin team
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Re: Diesel Deopt Layout

Postby m8internet » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:23 pm

The mainline section appears to be the two parallel tracks at the bottom of the plan
These would then run off to the left and right, requiring further planning and space on each side
If space is tight then have the station at the extreme left or right and the "input" track on the opposite side, which can then be a single line, the other line remaining as a kick-back siding to the depot or station
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Re: Diesel Deopt Layout

Postby pheasant » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:02 am

Nice plan. I think the crossover would be better on the other side of the depot entery point that way an engine on the bottom main line can go straight into the yard rather than having to run wrong line to get past the depot entery point before it could enter the depot.


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