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Lofty

Postby Lofty » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:06 pm

cold-ash wrote:Well the one thing that sticks out to me is that none of the tracks have crossovers. Effectively you have 4 continous, seperate, loops.

Got to agree with Sam, 4 continuous loops can be boring to operate

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Postby rmg1919 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:07 pm

cold-ash wrote:Well the one thing that sticks out to me is that none of the tracks have crossovers. Effectively you have 4 continous, seperate, loops.


Yes, I've not put in any crossovers yet, as I'm not sure where exactly to place them until I've figured out what extra sidings (in the form of a TMD, freight yard, etc.) I'll be including.

Does anyone have any good links to sites featuring information on real-life (prototypical?) TMD sites and freight yards?

EDIT: I figure I might adapt the rather excellent Wells Green TMD to include room for some freight and fit it in the box indicated...

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:14 pm

Not sure of any links, but here is a general overview of the East end of Thornaby Depot

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Postby cold-ash » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:19 pm

Ooo, that's atmosphere. Most TMDs I've seen modelled usually have a two/three road 'shed' and a few stabling/fueling sidings.
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Postby mortyfootball » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:21 pm

Lofty, got any more pics of Thornaby? I might take a trip down there someday!

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Postby Ijdagger » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:45 pm

http://ian-dagger.fotopic.net/c1063814.html
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In the gallery

Have a look at these they were taken at the "Exeter Exhibition"

I believe that it is totton dept, (someone correct me if im wrong) i cant quite remember.

Pretty impressive

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Postby westbrom » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:08 pm

That's a good pic Lofty, if you had the room to model that it would be terrific.


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Postby rmg1919 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:40 am

Ok, I think I've got a better layout to present.

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As you can see, there are four lines round the board - split into 2 'FAST' and 2 'SLOW' lines. The slow lines go via a small country village scene with small station. The fast lines disappear inside a tunnel for a short period.

I still don't know if the fuel/freight yard is as good as it could/should be, but will leave it for now.

Oh, and anything in pink is either a platform, a station or some sort of loco shed.

What else... Oh yes, 1 square is 1 foot by 1 foot. It's not all drawn 100% to scale so in the fullness of time may have to alter things a bit, but I think the essence is there.

Thoughts much appreciated.

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Postby live-frog » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:28 am

That is an excellent design although it may be a little ambitious in terms of what you can fit in.
I think you might want to get a copy of XTRKCAD though because I think you will find that the points/crossovers on the right hand side will take up a lot more room than you've allowed.
A double slip takes up 9 inches of straight track space and a diamond takes up 6 inches.
I hope I'm wrong !!!!

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Postby westbrom » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:33 am

Good plan rmg, nice one for watching the trains go by and being able to do some shunting.


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Postby dr5euss » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:35 am

That looks really good :D !

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Postby rmg1919 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:01 am

Will give the xtrkcad programme a go. If I can't figure out how to work it, then my plan is to wait until I've got my baseboard constructed and then use some paper cut-outs of points and track to see if it will vaguely fit.

At the moment I've only got 3 diesel locos (an HST, a class 08 and a class 110) so have tried to allow room for expansion: hence the 7 or so platforms at the main station, a through track, and 4-wide track round the layout.... and lots of sidings.

will be interesting to see how it works out.... thanks for the feedback. will post an xtrkcad screenshot if i get it working.

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Postby rmg1919 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:21 pm

Just an update:

Have finally decided to go for a 12ft x 8ft board. Have got the MDF ordered - should arrive by Thursday. Timber for the frame too. So, while I might not have track laid by the end of the week, I hope to have the frame built!

I'm away for the weekend so will probably not be until the week after that track laying commences.

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Postby rmg1919 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:54 pm

Futher update, have spent the evening cutting the timber to the right size and shape for the frame beneath the baseboard. Will hopefully be able to put the frame together on Monday - leave 24 hours for glue to bond - and then Tuesday attach the baseboards - leave 24 hours for glue to bond - and then on Wednesday will hopefully be able to get round to finalising the track layout. Will be sure to post some pics when I've got something worth looking at!!! (Even if it is only a frame!!!)


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