Layout for my son - Eastfleet

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
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surf1845
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Postby surf1845 » Fri May 19, 2006 1:50 pm

Yeah its a shame there was no follow up, it looked like a nice layout.

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paulh
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Postby paulh » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:14 pm

Well, the aliens have finally returned me from the mothership!! :lol:

Appologies for going AWOL but this year has just been a nightmare!! My son loved the layouts but there were one or two problems with him operating it.

The main issues were to do with the branch line to the upper level, the corners were quite sharp which limited it to small locos like Percy. But this caused another problem as the small engines struggled with the incline and could only pull one carriage.

The other problem was that there was no sidings on the mainline which meant that to run different trains, they had to be taken off the track by hand which for a 5 year old gives opportunity for damage!

So, I've removed the whole upper level which means that I can now add some sidings off the straight at the back plus I'm going to add some extra terminus platforms to the station at the front. Hopefully here's a pic of the new layout:

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Any comments would be gratefully appreciated, and I've got a state of the art security system now so those pesky aliens won't be back to abduct me again!!


Paul

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Postby Ijdagger » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:27 pm

welcome back.

Nice looking design i would swap one pair of urnouts on the outer loop th other way so trains can pass from one to the other without reversing.
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Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:05 pm

That looks a good layout idea.

paulh
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Postby paulh » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:43 pm

Ijdagger wrote:Nice looking design i would swap one pair of urnouts on the outer loop th other way so trains can pass from one to the other without reversing.


I know what you mean and it's something I keep changing my mind on as they can pass between tracks if they originate from the station (and also the points are already mounted on the board!)

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:33 pm

Nice layout plan :D

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Postby Danny » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:31 pm

I agree nice plan, it has quite a bit of potential.

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:23 pm

That's a good plan mate. Plenty to do but not too complicated to make a kid too woried to do anything!
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Postby paulh » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:11 pm

Ok, so here's a few pics of progress so far. Excuse the mess, it's a construction and playzone in one!

The branchline and raised section at the back has now been removed so we're left with just the main twin track loop.

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I've cut and flipped over a piece of the original raised section baseboard and this will be used above one end as shown for the station and road section. I'll cut some 1mm card to fit this and then use the Scalescenes Roadway set to make roads/pavements etc.

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The Metcalfe Mainline station in position over the expanded station. I'm going to remove the platform section & canopy and then combine the station with a Metcalfe Footbridge to provide steps down to the platform. Unless there are any better ways of achieving the same effect?

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Postby chrisalddin » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:46 pm

relay nice how big is the layout tabel in feet?

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Postby Infrontcat » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:38 pm

Looks good! That's not dissimilar to the effect that I'm hoping to create with my station. Nice one!
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Postby paulh » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:42 pm

chrisalddin wrote:relay nice how big is the layout tabel in feet?


It's 7' x 4'

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Postby Derek » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:06 pm

Very nice Paul; but don't worry, that's not messy at all!!

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:22 pm

paulh wrote:Excuse the mess, it's a construction and playzone in one!

Ha, you think that is a mess, mine is worse than that after I have tidied up :lol:

Lofty

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Postby Class 60 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:40 pm

Looks great so far paul, keep it up 8)


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