New logging/mining layout

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New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:08 pm

Hi!

After a pause of 6 years in modelling, i decided to start over again.
This time i have in mind a 1400mm x 600mm layout.
On30 gauge, logging or mining scene.
What do you think about it?
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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Mountain » Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:04 pm

Very nice. Be aware that only certain 0n30 locos and stock will turn sharp curves, but other than that it looks good.

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby End2end » Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:28 pm

You could straighten the siding to make another passing loop.
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Just an idea. :wink:
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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:16 pm

Mountain wrote:Very nice. Be aware that only certain 0n30 locos and stock will turn sharp curves, but other than that it looks good.



I'm going to use a Porter and other short locomotives.

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:17 pm

End2end wrote:You could straighten the siding to make another passing loop.
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Just an idea. :wink:
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I was thinking to make the siding to the logging camp/mine to have some purpose for the layout not just trains circling around.

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Chops » Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:47 am

As Mick said, "I know, it's on rock and roll..."
Nessie rocks!

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Mountain » Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:17 pm

I prefer the origional plan. I would curve the straight section slightly so it does not look too straight for added scenic effect. This prevents the eye from looking at the straight side of the layout and seeing straight track, but that is only if the straight is going to be a scenic view, but yes, it looks a lovely plan.

While the second idea will give more siding space, it may look a bit too crowded.

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:54 pm

The first turnout (the one leading to the logging site) has been built:

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Mountain » Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:41 am

Very nice. Is that code 75 or code 80 rail?

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:46 am

Looking at that point I ask myself, "why does his trackplan have straight lines in it? There's no need to be constrained by settrack like straights and curves.
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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:01 pm

Mountain wrote:Very nice. Is that code 75 or code 80 rail?


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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:01 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Looking at that point I ask myself, "why does his trackplan have straight lines in it? There's no need to be constrained by settrack like straights and curves.


You think, if I make the straights curved, it will be more realistic?

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:57 pm

Quick spray paint on it:

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:18 pm

First attempt at making a tree:

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:47 pm

Mining and logging railways stuck to the contours as closely as they could, they weren't intended to last too long so minimal earthworks was the policy, which means hardly any straight bits!
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