The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby kebang » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 am

We seem to have lost lots of images. I'm reposting this one. It was originally inspired by Freezer's 'small & simple'. The revloop has been enlarged to enable it to be used as a storage loop if needed. The points coming of the loop can be omitted if the 2 sidings are not needed.
Min rad is 2nd. deg so most rolling stock should cope easily.
All points are within easy reach & can be operated manually.
This is peco setrack with the addition of 2x 2.15in straight pieces.

The layout size is 6ft 6in x 3ft 6in
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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby Zoso » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:06 pm

I really like the look of that one!

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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby kebang » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:41 am

Thanks Zoso. If your rolling stock can cope with 1st. deg curves then this can be reduced to 6ft x 3ft. Emmetman had also submitted similar layouts.

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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby Emettman » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:07 am

kebang wrote: Emmetman had also submitted similar layouts.


There was more than one thread discussing what could be done with a 6x4 space (most often, but not always, best with the operator inside)

The Photobucket changes have mucked that up, unfortunately.
My most recent attempt also tried to get rid of the tight radius setrack points.
R3 R4 curves except for return loop.

64electro1.jpg


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[edit] The red diamond is a single slip, set up to work as a very compact scissors crossover.
Oval with passing loop can run without fouling out and back operation.

One shown without top station for clarity.
If the lower return loop is replaced with a fiddle yard there would be more room for an inside operating area.

Back to Hornby/Peco setrack points and going for freight/mineral as the main theme, unless modelled as a preserved line.

mineral1.jpg


I suspect I'd build in the continuous run option, (green) but mostly not use it and operate it as a point-to-point line (with an extra siding!)

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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby pete12345 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm

I like that last plan, Chris! Short mineral traffic is best suited to layouts this size as the short wagons and locomotives helps under-emphasise the small size of the layout and tight radii. It just doesn't work with the bigger stuff, despite Hornby's suggestions to the contrary. The lower section in blue could be modelled as a dockside area with some inset track, and a scrap wagon or other convenient obstacle placed on the continuous link unless you needed to use it.
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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby Emettman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:56 pm

pete12345 wrote: The lower section in blue could be modelled as a dockside area with some inset track, and a scrap wagon or other convenient obstacle placed on the continuous link unless you needed to use it.


Exactly what I intended, with the dock edge at the inside, and the oval "blocked" unless wanted.
The steep diamond crossing is available from Atlas.

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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby whistlehead » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:28 pm

Oh hello, this thread's still kicking about! I'll have a dig around and see if I can uncover the lost images, though I suspect they may be on a PC I replaced a while back.

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Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Postby Mountain » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:55 pm

I dont think a thread like this will go quiet as the 6'X4' is a rather handy size for 00 gauge modellers, especially useful for building something which you can bring with you if you need to move house!


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