N Scale layout - 6x4

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FergusK
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N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby FergusK » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:47 pm

Hi,

I've come up with this idea for my layout - and I'd like a few opinions as to any improvements etc that could/may be done. I've used SCARM to design it. This must be my 10th 11th time refining the layout to what I think works best for me.

It's not based on real life - I wanted to have a bridge and a tunnel really. I want to go for DB themed railway - I've a few rails bought and turnouts. I'm using Peco 55 track.

Here is the link: https://pix.sfly.com/3_ukMM


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Ferg

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Re: N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby NakatsuHime » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:06 pm

Ahh.
At least with good old Deutsche Bundesbahn, you'll be guaranteed your trains run on time.

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Re: N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby FergusK » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:52 pm

I read a few forums on having a gradient on a curve - suppose I was looking to have about 2 and a half inches in height where the track overlaps. The most a train would be pulling would be 5 carriages at most, so do you think I'd have sufficient length to manage this - or could i get away with what I have? I know Peco recommends 1 inch per 30 inches - hence the length of their flexi-track.

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Re: N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby FergusK » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:57 am

I've made a slight change to the layout - hopefully the last!

Link is here: https://photos.shutterfly.com/album/200 ... 2120748369

Hopefully you can all view it.

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Ferg

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Re: N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby b308 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:17 am

One question Fergus, do you have access to all four sides of the layout (or at the very least the two 6ft sides? If not you could have problems if stuff derails as none of us have a 4ft reach!

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Re: N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby FergusK » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:36 pm

Hi, yeah, I'd have access to three of the sides.

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Re: N Scale layout - 6x4

Postby Emettman » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:59 pm

FergusK wrote:Hi, yeah, I'd have access to three of the sides.

Ferg


I'm tempted to say put the layout there, and have the access where the layout was going to be!
You'd be very likely to end up with a better layout in the same overall space.

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