Hexley sidings.

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Hexley sidings.

Postby headshot119 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:13 pm

This is only my second layout and is based on Inglenook sidings. It is a 5' * 1' shunting puzzle. I've come up with a basic trackplan using set track, although I will use flexi track to gain better track lengths. What do you think, constructive criticisms welcome.

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Overall view of the layout with an EWS 08 for scale.

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Left side of the layout, the siding leads to Hexley goods shed.

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The right side of the layout, the puzzle side.

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Postby PTmodeller » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:23 pm

I'd put the points higher up, where the 08 is. You'd get better sidings that way.

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Postby ElDavo » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:32 pm

I'd move the two points on the main long straight section together i.e. shorten the section the 08 is standing on. This will give you longer sidings at the end of the board and also a longer headshunt to provide access to the 3rd (larger) siding.

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:36 pm

I'd probably create like a Z shape layout with sidings coming off etc, maybe add a goods shed and something like that!

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Goofd Plan

Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:50 pm

:D Hi there...

I agree with PT and Class 60 about moving the points up and having a Z shapped layout. By moving the points up to near where your EWS 'Gronk' is you will ahve more siding space and therefore more room for rolling stock!!! :D

Also, if you build a Z shapped layout, it will give you more operational interest!!!! :D

Hope this helps, looking forward to seeing more progress!!!!! :D
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Postby tinsleytmd » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:22 pm

As said above really the is to small you need to make it so you can get a loco & wagon / wagons into the long siding. i made a shunting puzzle many years ago it was great fun. i think you could make us of the wood better i look at it & think alote of space is wasted.

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Postby headshot119 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:12 pm

A revised trackplan, thanks for the tips.

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Postby PTmodeller » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:40 pm

Much better!

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Postby headshot119 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:44 pm

Oh forgot to say that in the siding in the top right, there will be a metcalfe goods shed kit.
Tomorrow i'm going to get some flexi track and four point motors.

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:41 pm

Hi Karl,
Thats much better mate!
Just wondering though, do you really need to get point motors? Surely using hand operated points will be economical in this layout :wink:

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Postby headshot119 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:56 pm

Well Adam my Dad said he'll pay for them, i'm not arguing, plus it's an excuse to try out that point motor circuit in the electronics section. Do you think Kadess would also be a good choice on a shunting layout. And how easy is it to convert older freight stock.
How's Duffryn road coming along?

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:06 pm

Hi Karl, you should tell your father that the money would be well spent buying a loco and also some point motors :wink:

Kadees are proving to be very popular with modellers now, i dont know too much about them because i'm sticking with classic tension hook couplers although when the major work on Duffryn Road TMD is complete i might try them and also 3 link couplings but thats not going to be for a few months at least!
Duffryn Road has been updated as well, most of the ballasting is done!

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Postby 80064 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:34 pm

Did this layout progress any further?

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:53 pm

...Mmm I was wondering that!

Any more progress? :wink:
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