Shed layout 8x8

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jon_1066
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Re: Shed layout 8x8

Postby jon_1066 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:59 pm

This is why the second layout I proposed is much the better of the two. The radius on the inside track is 1200-1500 mm and the outer track 1000 mm so should look fine. In the space available to have any kind of platform length will require it being on a curve.

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Re: Shed layout 8x8

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:42 pm

Even the curves in the second layout will have a gap, it's visible in the 3D rendering. I'm just suggesting that Alex does a mock up to decide if it's acceptable.
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Re: Shed layout 8x8

Postby alex3410 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:51 pm

thanks for the tip - I am planning on printing it out 1:1 this time around to make sure I can fit it all in comfortably and help plan the baseboard construction

its also something i can do while i wait on payday to have the funds to get baseboards built :lol:

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Re: Shed layout 8x8

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:11 am

I agree with Bufferstop ... that's not unusual ..... I have a platform alongside a
3rd radius curve and MIND THE GAP !! a passenger would need a ladder !! It
rather destroys the illusion.
I had a Thomas platform on about second radius & set tight onto 4 wheeled
coaches it looked fine, but you couldn't get a 57 foot coach around.

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Re: Shed layout 8x8

Postby Emettman » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:02 am

Dad-1 wrote:I had a Thomas platform on about second radius & set tight onto 4 wheeled
coaches it looked fine, but you couldn't get a 57 foot coach around.

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Yes. Four or five of the four wheel Hornby 4-wheelers can look quite good and much more at home compared to a couple of even 57ft coaches overhanging everywhere and at marked angles to each other on a tight-ish curve.

Maybe more models of Talgo trains are needed: short articulated coaches. If only it wasn't for the gauge.
Or a manufacturer could offer models with adjustable gauge? Now that's dreaming.

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Re: Shed layout 8x8

Postby alex3410 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:43 pm

sheds here! see more on my main thread here

looks like the workable area will be 226 x 226 so only 2cm smaller then i had estimated which should not matter at all with the planning


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