help in planing layout

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:08 pm

so it going to be n guage now if i can work out how much track needed start collecting just got to finsh kitchen for wife the full steam ahead cheers

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:45 pm

after some thought wonder if i would be better useing aspace 2mx1.8m square with access opening in middle any idals cheers

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:40 pm

looks like i need 15 or so points about 30m of stright track and about 30 redus to start with

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:16 pm

after many late nights and long weekends the end is in sight of all the work to be dun at home NEARLY FINSHED ready to start lay out have been luck to make space of 81 inches by 84 inchs just need help decideing on lay out have set time scale of building this at when its finshed 1 year or ten years do not care just waNT IT TO LOOK GOOD

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:36 pm

hi all been a bit of a break but now getting going just built work station

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:11 pm

A train station is where trains stop, a bus station is where busses stop a work station must be ......
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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:11 pm

sorry ment just made a work desk to build on
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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:53 pm

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:01 pm

final massurments for base board 1.8 m x 750mm along side wall 2m x 750mm opp wall and 2.10 m x900mm along back wall
should give me a nice size to work with any thoughts on lay out always welcome
cheers steve

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby Emettman » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:15 pm

Your only real problem lies with the variety of options now open to you.

750mm is enough to turn a double track through 180 degrees, though possibly not in the viewing area: better than minimum curves in N can look more toy-like than their OO equivalents because it is easier to take in all of the curve at one glance.

I'd suggest trying to see you preferred parameters: desired maximum length of train is probably the obvious one.
If you want 8-10 coach expresses, platform lengths and storage loops will eat up space pretty quickly.

More shunting, or more running lines?

Multiple levels, or keep it simple and let just the scenery rise and fall?

A big terminus feeding and picking up from double track running lines, perhaps?

Lots and lots of choices..
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Re: help in planing layout

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:35 pm

I see that your work station isn't where work stops :D
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Re: help in planing layout

Postby uksteve123 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:45 pm

think more rural not many if any eppress still like ideal of mine /quarry sean some water if poss could make one side winder than other if that helps make better lay out

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Re: help in planing layout

Postby Emettman » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:37 am

uksteve123 wrote:final massurments for base board 1.8 m x 750mm along side wall 2m x 750mm opp wall and 2.10 m x900mm along back wall
should give me a nice size to work with any thoughts on lay out always welcome
cheers steve



It's plenty of room to put the layout on, but unless I've misunderstood the measurements you've left yourself a pretty tiny operating area, and the furthest part of the board is almost 4ft from its nearest edge.

(2m by 2.1m overall was about the size a sketched the eariler OO drawings to.)
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