NKP779's Layout

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NKP779's Layout

Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:10 am

Hi,
After posting my trackplan in the layout design section, and getting approval from the planning commission. :D

Sense I started on the new layout Thursday, I thought I might start a thread here.

Here is my final (For now) trackplan.
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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:21 am

It's cold here in Ohio in the winter, my OO equipment has only just started to arrive, so I had some time to play with this.

We did have paper buildings here in the US when I was a kid, but I have not seen any in years. Metcalfe kits look pretty neat, but I'd have to order them from Canada. So..I thought I might try to make some of my own.

The brick and stone textures I found online, but they have been mangled alot. All the rest is my effort . I followed some photos of English towers. I found online.

The really neat thing is, (We would call this an interlocking tower here) Is that this tower could be dropped anywhere on the NKP (in the steam era anyhow) and pretty much fit right in! It's pretty close to a tower that used to stand about a half-mile from my house.

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It's buildable, I'm looking at two of them I just finished right now. Just takes some carefull work. Stairs will come later.

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:25 am

Here is the roof. Still have details and stairs and stuff to do.

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Feel free to print them up and use it or do whatever you want with it.
It might take a little adjustment in the printer setup to get the scale close.

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Postby Zanziba » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:05 am

Saved them, I'll get them printed as soon as I get a layout sorted lol.

Your plans look pretty amazing, my only concern is the loop system. If I make say the left hand rail live and the right the return, if you follow round the loop system, right round the track and down they can end up reversed, which would cause a short circuit and nothing would run?

Just a thought that's all, it would depend on point settings but it is a concern.

Zan

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Postby Kentman98 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:05 am

Look forward to seeing pics of the finished tower Aaron. You might be interested in this link if you are interested in templates for buildings. Not sure if they are any good but it has been mentioned on here a few times

http://scalescenes.com/

Zan, the reverse loop is used quite a lot in model railways. Took me a while to understand the concept but you basically have isolating points at both ends of the loop and switching to swap the polarity.

Trev
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Postby Raider » Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:11 am

There is also this one from this very website

http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Scenery/factory.htm

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:25 pm

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:07 pm

Thev and Chris,
Thanks for the links! went into my saved file. 8)

George,
Not going digital. I looked into it before, But I'm going to stay with analog for now. I'll have to have insulated sections and electrical switches to control the reversing section.

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Postby Zanziba » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:21 pm

Downloaded and saved the models, building up a collection slowly.

:)

Thanks. Anyone got any more links to similar things. I fancy a church on my layout eventually.

Keep us updated as to the layout, I was tempted to put a reverse loop on mine as an easy way to turn trains round but I just know that I'd short it all out as I am going to cheat by connecting the same power supply to several places with a permanent return but a 3 way switch on the live. I'd run a real risk of it all going "fizzle" if I shorted it out!

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Zan

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:25 pm

Zan,

Have any pictures of what you have in mind for the Church??

I need one for my layout eventuly too, I'll take a shot at making one.

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Postby Zanziba » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:33 pm

A small village church like this one I found on google:

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Preferably in grey stone.

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:50 pm

hmmmm

Neat, I'll take a shot at it. :wink:

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Postby Raider » Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:49 pm

There is always the Metcalfe kit...........

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:06 pm

Chris,
Well, not for me unfortunately. Only place I could find them in North America is on the far side of Canada, and then it's $25 plus shipping and the cost of a international money order (I don't do the credit card thing, too easy to get into trouble). So for me anything Metcalfe is a pretty good chunk of change. :cry:

Metcalfe is probably a better idea, but I'm going to try anyhow.

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Postby Raider » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:09 pm

International postage etc is a right pain.

I thought they might come in useful for Zanziba though as he is in the UK


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