OO Shed Layout

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Dave
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Re: OO Shed Layout

Postby Dave » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:45 am

IanM558 wrote: Would that seem sensible to anyone?

It does to me. Rarely has what I have planned become the final version. If you get some boards right round, lay a couple of temporary lines and get a train or two running. Once you see things going around you will probably have that 'lightbulb' moment and think that space is ideal for... or a ? will fit over there nicely.

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Re: OO Shed Layout

Postby Mountain » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:24 pm

Very sensible.

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Re: OO Shed Layout

Postby IanM558 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:16 pm

That does seem to be the way my mind is working at the moment.

The whole picture is what I'm not sure about yet but I do have some ideas of how I would like parts of the layout to be. Also by doing a board or two at a time I can bring them inside to do rather than be out in the cold! :)
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Re: OO Shed Layout

Postby IanM558 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:50 am

So, it's pretty much 18 months since I ripped up all the track that I had laid.

However things are now moving forwards, I think!

I've come up with this plan for the station part. The 2 lines heading south continue round in a loop.

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March 2019 by Ian, on Flickr

What do people think?
OO Gauge layout in the shed - "Shedford"
Construction - viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50500
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Re: OO Shed Layout

Postby minipix » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:47 pm

Is it worth moving the crossover points closer to the station? I'm just thinking about the practicalities of the run-around. Also, I think it's more typical to avoid facing points, so the crossover points on the far left of your diagram would be reversed.
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Re: OO Shed Layout

Postby IanM558 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:16 pm

In actual fact I had posted the wrong image and the points to the left are actually the other way around so things can come out of the top bay platform and join the correct line.

As for moving them closer in towards the station that’s not really and option due to space and the length of train I wish to run (engine and four carriages). Unfortunately it’s all had to be a bit of a compromise.
OO Gauge layout in the shed - "Shedford"
Construction - viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50500
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