modern day DMU end end layout

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MrH
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Re: 13x2 end to end layout

Postby MrH » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:16 pm

Sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs but the mention of elctrofrog points by 'why not' was without an explanation that they work better for slow speed running used in shunting where power runs through pretty much the whole points but needs switching to avoid shorts.

why is there a gap next to the right of the first point from the left of the board.

I like the curves of the overall layout :)
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Re: 13x2 end to end layout

Postby class142 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:20 pm

cheers mr H i :D:D


now what i am after is a lot of used hornby / peco points for the layout does anyone have any going cheap to help get me started :):) there is a recision mind lol

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Re: 13x2 end to end layout

Postby class142 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:38 pm

edit to last msg any one got any points for sale please let me know

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Re: 13x2 end to end layout

Postby Ecobwg » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:17 pm

I'd seriously think about using streamline points and the closer track centres it allows plus the lesser angle of the points. Swapping out the standard points even for SL-91 and SL-92s looks so much better.

If you use flexi-track on anyrail you can get around the 50 piece limit to a certain extent by making each straight one piece.

An example of your plan but switched to streamline
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Re: 13x2 end to end layout

Postby class142 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:59 pm

hmm thanks for the tips on the points people

obv as its end to end the trains are not going to be going full speed anytime soon until the mrs lets me get the spare room to go around the room lol

will take a look into the points mentioned as i am gonna have a crack at some track laying this week as i am off work tues wed :D:D:D

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Re: 13x2 end to end layout

Postby class142 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:59 pm

been a while since i updated this i have 80 percent of track down and fixed i have changed the plan slightly though as i didnt like the idea of having the fiddle yard on the scenic board covered over with a box slap bang in the middle

so the other half kindly let me use a spare little cuby hole we have that is not used and put a small hole through the wall to creat a tunnel so the fiddle yard is now hidden in a nice little cuboard out of sight

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Re: 13x2 end to end layout NEW PIC

Postby class142 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:13 pm

here is a picture of the train going through the tunnel that i had to drill 2 big holes with to get the hole

old style brick house with solid brick walls 9" thick need i say any more took me 6 hours to get this done and the hole drill i used was not big enough so i had to roughly mark out 2 holes and just drill luckily i was only slightly off but the result is fantastic with the lights on the train it really does go and what i have painted the tunnel with just now is jet black paint with some glitter through it so the lights shimmer the tunnel walls just like real life
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end to end modern DMU

Postby class142 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:51 pm

hi there i am in process markling out my buildings etc etc how mide is a normal road in 00 gauge

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Re: modern day DMU end end layout

Postby hairyhandedfool » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:28 pm

The Gaugemaster self adhesive road is about 3 inches across I think.
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Re: modern day DMU end end layout

Postby whynot » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:53 pm

3" equals 19', which is really quite narrow by modern standards. The one outside our house is 25' including c. 6' of pavements - and if a car parked both sides then effectively blocks the road (being at the very end of a cul de sac we all park partly on the pavements!).
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Re: modern day DMU end end layout

Postby StevieDay » Wed May 01, 2013 1:35 am

From my notes (can't remember the source). Though I believe there is no set std, except for motorways.

A roads 21ft = 84mm = 3.31ins in OO
B roads 18ft = 72mm = 2.83 ins in OO
A street road with parking on both sides 24ft = 96mm = 3.78 ins in OO
Country lanes vary normally between 10 - 16ft = 40 - 64mm = 1.57 - 2.52 insin OO
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