Montfort's Bridge

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Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Hello Happy Modellers,
After reading and rereading this excellent website, I found this small shunting layout (00 gauge): Barber's Bridge. The scenic section of this layout measures only 22" x 8", with an additional 14" of hidden track. First thing first, I drew the track plan but I am not satisfied with the result. All your comments and advices will be very appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Mountain » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:07 pm

Why not use a sector plate instead of one or even both of the points?
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Dave » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:32 pm

Why are you not happy?

The fist thing I noted on the original is that it is not standard settrack pointwork.

The second is that it uses a right and then a left rather than the 2 left hand ones that you have used.

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:42 pm

Dave wrote:Why are you not happy?

The fist thing I noted on the original is that it is not standard settrack pointwork.

The second is that it uses a right and then a left rather than the 2 left hand ones that you have used.



Looks more like a "y" then a left to me. This would be a good layout to build and practise your scenic skills on, some small buildings, low relief backscene etc, you could also later build your freight shunting yard on the other side of the small fiddle yard so once you have finished shunting the loco could be detached and run forward into the depot to be replaced by another for the next puzzle. There was an interesting one in one of the magazines recently where the builder had sliced an old Lima 08 in half and put them in the low relief shed a the end of the layout, giving the impression of two full shunters partially sticking out of the shed.

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Dave » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 am

luckymucklebackit wrote:Looks more like a "y" then a left to me.


So it does, perhaps I should have gone to that well known outlet :lol:

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:29 am

Thanks Mountain.
Mountain wrote:Why not use a sector plate instead of one or even both of the points?
No. My skills are not good enought for that. :oops:
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:31 am

Dave wrote:The fist thing I noted on the original is that it is not standard settrack pointwork.
The second is that it uses a right and then a left rather than the 2 left hand ones that you have used.

You're absolutely right. If iI use my two left hand points, I'll never get the same track plan as the original.
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:35 am

Thanks for your answer luckymucklebackit. You gave me a lot of good reasons for building a small layout like this one.
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:21 am

This is my final track plan:

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Mountain » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:31 pm

That will make a nice micro layout. I prefer roundy layouts though I know you have explored that option. :D
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:37 pm

Mountain wrote:... I know you have explored that option. :D
Just a little bit... :lol:
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:02 pm

The Montfort's Bridge layout is now under construction.
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Dublo » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:05 am

Nice to see you enthusiastic once more Montfort. "Go for it " I'm sure you will achieve what you desire.


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