HO Marklin two level collapsible layout

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HO Marklin two level collapsible layout

Postby slalom » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:39 pm

Hi all I am building a layout in the spare bedroom, but it has to remain that so, I now i have a draft layout and I am trialling the lower layer on a temporary base board.

The plan is for Marklin M on the base and Marklin C on the ramps and upper layers. I need a little more Marklin M and then I will flesh out the C plans

test bed.JPG
The test set up, to build slowly and test the geometry before adding the up ramps, Base layer green and Purple for M track interface
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With ramps.JPG
The next phase the ramps to the higher level Blue for Ramps, Up ramp about 2% down ramp about 3%
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Top layer .JPG
The top layer which I may decorate in Yellow this time, a mountain Railway is planed in Blue.
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Shows both layers
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I have used Scarm to design this and I look forward to using some of SouthernBoy's ideas.

The bottom layer will be functional. The top layer is quite a bit higher 150mm/6".

1 Temporary Base set up, 5' X 8' on two tables with flexible length legs 60-90cm.
2 All rolling stock tested on C Track
3 Testing and learning M track foibles. Caused a re-plan as it is a royal pain to move it at the far end of the board. Currently have the outside circuit established, and trying to get M Track Flat..

N.B M track looks indestructible, but it changes shape if enough weight is used. I have a box of stuff which does not lie flat, etc....

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