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tremtastic
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Postby tremtastic » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:35 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:So for eg if your climb is 60cm and the height it climbs to is 3.5cm then divide 60 by 3.5 = 17% or 1:17. (At least I think that's correct, I'm sure someone will advise if this is wrong.)


Kinda right.

It would be 3.5 / 60 = 0.058 = 5.8%

5.8% is 1:17 though. Because 100 / 5.8 = 17 (ish).

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Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:03 pm

leon wrote:thx for your help re calculations
in your opinions what will be the minimum height i need to reach to clear the crossover point


Ah, you just inspired me to find something I lost long ago. BRMSB Standard dimensions. You'll find this useful for so many things you'll do on your model railway.

tremtastic wrote:
SouthernBoy wrote:So for eg if your climb is 60cm and the height it climbs to is 3.5cm then divide 60 by 3.5 = 17% or 1:17. (At least I think that's correct, I'm sure someone will advise if this is wrong.)


Kinda right.
It would be 3.5 / 60 = 0.058 = 5.8%
5.8% is 1:17 though. Because 100 / 5.8 = 17 (ish).


Thankyou, I'm much obliged. I never was very good at maths :(
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leon
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Postby leon » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:18 pm

sorry southern boy but that just confuses me more

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Postby leon » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:19 pm

thank you tremtastic for your input

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Postby leon » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:24 pm

so do people seem to be happy with my plan any good or bad remarks will be welcome b4 i start with the next stage of this layout

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Postby leon » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:51 pm

wot would you recommend as an ideal incline length to reach a height of 8cm's

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Postby Zunnan » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:54 pm

I would say that an 8 foot long incline would be the minimum length. This would give a 1:30 incline which is widely regarded as the maximum workable gradient. I'd extend it to at least 10 feet long though; this would ease the incline to 1:38 and be more locomotive friendly.

hth :)

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Postby leon » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:10 pm

thinking about my curves i think 8ft would be cool but maybe 9ft would be at the max i could go to

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Postby leon » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:24 pm

oh roll on payday so i'll have some money to buy some goodies

just a quick update
nothing more has happened as yet wot with work family and friends aint had much time but all's ready to go
all boards are down plans happy and the woods ready to do the inclines and raised area just need some track to start laying and it'll start looking like a layout
been getting a few bits from work that i'll be able to use for help with scenery
cant wait to get the next stage underway
photos will follow with my progress as and when it happens


any thoughts ideas advice from you guys before i carry on as this is my first layout since a boy some years ago

thx in advance for any wise words and hope you guys will enjoy watching my progress


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