Kerluk's layout

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby End2end » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:48 pm

Moving on from the last track plan idea with an island platform, how about 2?
I wonder if you could fit this in?
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Excuse the crude diagram.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:54 pm

Being an 0-4-0 fan I always use electrofrogs these days, but I've run them through set track points in the past. The track needs to be very carefully laid, check that the locos don't rock when stood on the frog. If their small wheels fall into the gap as they cross cut a thin sliver of plastic card and glue it into the bottom of the gap. Then if necessary file it down until it just supports the wheel without bumping as it passes through. Clean wheels, pickups and track are essential. The basic Hornby 0-4-0 isn't the best for dead frogs as it's gear ratio is low meaning the motor is turning slowly and has no hope of any flywheel effect to keep it going. It performs better on DCC where "stay alive" provides a little help. The little Sentinels and the Peckett with higher gear ratios would be a bit better. Be wary of cheap 0-6-0s many have traction tyres or reduced diameter centre wheels turning them effectively into long 0-4-0s.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Mountain » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:48 pm

Hornby make beautiful 4 wheel coaches that would be ideal for that type of layout. Some where I have two or three Great Western versions along with a track cleaning coach I painted up to match as it is also based on the same coach.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:19 am

Many thanks gentlemen for all your replies.
I slightly modified my track plan, as you can see:

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The double station layout needs too much money at this moment but it still a good idea.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:11 pm

I changed my mind a little bit... :oops: I ordered 08 Peco ST-226 and 02 Hornby R600.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby paule23 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:02 pm

How about a set of points or two to be able to move between the ovals?

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:16 pm

It will be another step.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:27 pm

I ordered another Hornby R2672 0-4-0 steam locomotive in Caledonian Railway blue. It will be my second steam loco for my double loop layout.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:57 pm

A little update: I got my Peco track and my steam loco. :D
A really nice and cute loco. The Peco track is better than the hornby stuff. I built the big loop and and put my 0-4-0 down the track. It runs perfectly at every speeds. I like this teapot ! :D

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A short video: KERLUK'S LAYOUT 01

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby VerdevaleRailway » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:16 pm

Great video music!!!!! 8)

If you haven't already, don't forget to invest in a Peco track rubber to help keep you loco running smoothly.
if you don't misplace it, it will last for years :)
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby NakatsuHime » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:36 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Be wary of cheap 0-6-0s many have traction tyres or reduced diameter centre wheels turning them effectively into long 0-4-0s.


Such as the Lima class-20.
Its traction tyres turn a Bo-Bo into an 0-4-0.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 pm

Thanks gentlemen. The little loop is on its way:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:25 pm

NakatsuHime wrote:
Bufferstop wrote:Be wary of cheap 0-6-0s many have traction tyres or reduced diameter centre wheels turning them effectively into long 0-4-0s.


Such as the Lima class-20.
Its traction tyres turn a Bo-Bo into an 0-4-0.


No problem at all for me. I only want to run 0-4-0 !

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:31 pm

VerdevaleRailway wrote:If you haven't already, don't forget to invest in a Peco track rubber to help keep you loco running smoothly.
if you don't misplace it, it will last for years :)

Good idea. Something like that ? Peco Products PL-41 Rail Cleaning Track Rubber

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Emettman » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:47 pm

That's nice running.
Can I ask what controller you're using?
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