Kerluk's layout

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Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:10 pm

Hello,
I started to build a little 00 layout. :oops:
The dimensions of the chipboard sheet are 1.10m x 0.92m. I used Hornby R1 radius curves. I'm planning to use a DC power supply with a very basic controller. All constructive criticisms are welcome.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:44 pm

The ideal starting point, please keep us updated. A blank canvas gives plenty of potential.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby mikem64 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:37 pm

Any size layout is a layout so don't worry about the size, it's the enjoyment it brings that really counts.

I'd be tempted to run a backscene diagonally across the layout with fake tunnel portals to run trains through. This way you could do a small town scene one side, the other a countryside theme.

Like I said it's not size of the layout it's how your imagination uses the space. Hope this gives you some food for thought & I'm looking forward to watch your layout grow.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:34 pm

Even if you subsequently build a bigger layout that little oval will be just right for running in/testing locos.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby paule23 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:51 pm

Well you've got a lot further than i have in the past year. Good effort.

What sort of stock are you going to be running? Any plans for scenery?

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby alex3410 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:21 pm

Brilliant start, we have all started in the same place you can see my progression from this to what i have now

Looking forward to seeing your progress :D

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:36 am

paule23 wrote:What sort of stock are you going to be running?
Only short trains: one 0-4-0 and two or three wagons.
paule23 wrote: Any plans for scenery?
Not yet.

Thanks for the link alex3410. Very interesting thread.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Emettman » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:36 am

Yes, if you make a diagonal backscene, you can have two very different appearances.


At a later date perhaps a higher level U-shaped track for a railcar or a tram to shuttle backwards and forwards on. automatically.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby js1975 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:47 pm

Blank canvas. Everything possible. Good luck.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:16 pm

alex3410, I like your "all green layout". A very good idea for mine.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby alex3410 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:40 pm

:D Thanks!

The funny thing about it is my latest attempt at a layout, which i have been working on since just before Christmas, has been using bits of wood etc from this layout - i know because they have been part painted green :lol:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:51 pm

First of all I need green paint. :lol:
I have already draw two new track plans. But I need a few bucks more... :oops:
What is the better track for these plans: Bachmann, Hornby or Peco ?

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Emettman » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:55 pm

Kerluk, I'd lean to the second, with an Island platform between the two tracks of the loop.
(Classic Highland Railway feature)
This lets two trains alternate in opposite directions for variety.
And saves a platform.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:02 pm

Could I run a 0-4-0 loco on a Peco ST241 insulfrog point without any problem due to the short wheelbase of this teapot :?:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:04 pm

Emettman wrote:Kerluk, I'd lean to the second, with an Island platform between the two tracks of the loop.
(Classic Highland Railway feature)
This lets two trains alternate in opposite directions for variety.
And saves a platform.
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I never thought about that but it's a very good idea.


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