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railway modeller plans

Postby ray835 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:19 pm

just starting back into the hobby .....so i need to know how i can get plans of layouts that have been featured in the railway modeller back in the early 90's . i'd like to use this plan again as it turned out well last time can't remember the name of the layout .....

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby Mountain » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:24 pm

In short, the only way I can think of is to find the article. There may be other ways. Somewhere there were computer indexes to articles available in disc form. Can't recall who does them. Was a while ago now, though not sure they will help.
Mind you, you can pick up old copies of Railway Modeller cheap or free so that may be the best method as some give whole collections away on occasions.
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:31 pm

If you can remember or find out the article, I'll have it and would be happy to scan it for you. There was a guy produced a searchable index program and the files but I think he passed on a couple of years ago.
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby ray835 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:55 am

the trouble is it was a long time ago back in the 90's can't remember the the name or date just know that it was only about 18 inches in width from back to front which suited the space i had for it ,not much to go on LOL :lol:

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:18 am

There is a lot of free software these days to create your own plan. Or a piece of paper. If shared as a pic on forum, we can help develop it.
Try here for some inspiration http://www.freetrackplans.com/
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:48 am

ray835 wrote:the trouble is it was a long time ago back in the 90's


Comparatively recent then, I can go back to 1957, and they are still readable!
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby End2end » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:52 am

I did look for you Ray but I only have a few magazines and none before 2003 sadly. I hope you find what your looking for.
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:51 pm

I would say that, you have seen plans that worked in a particular area, so that gives you one of the parameters in deciding what sort of layout you want. If you decide on the sort of dimensions you can use then it's a matter of looking through the various plan books and collecting ideas. Oval "tail chaser", exhibition style through station and storage sidings, terminus to fiddle yard with or without a hidden loop. Then start on period, company, main line/branch line. Lot's too decide before you even put pen to drafting paper, of make your first mouse click, personally I like doing my planning full size on rolls of lining paper or the back of surplus wallpaper.
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby b308 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:00 pm

ray835 wrote:i'd like to use this plan again as it turned out well last time can't remember the name of the layout .....


Give us an idea what it looked like and someone will be able to help with something similar...

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby Emettman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:05 pm

Bufferstop wrote: I can go back to 1957, and they are still readable!


That's a lot of layouts.
And in the further reaches of those days certain practices were common which are now less favourably looked upon.

Quite a few of CJF's 15" curves weren't even 15".

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby b308 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Neither were Triang's! They were under 15" and Playcraft did 12"...

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby ray835 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:24 pm

http://www.freetrackplans.com/0108-Bran ... rminus.php

it was similar to this one so i'll use this as a basis to start with
just wondering what are the sales of the squares are they 12" x 12"

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby b308 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Ah, a Country Branch Terminus!

Yes the squares will be 12" in OO scale...

For more ideas try this Google Search:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ashbu ... track+plan

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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby Emettman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:14 pm

b308 wrote:Neither were Triang's! They were under 15" and Playcraft did 12"...


You know where i stand on this: I've used 10" radius before now!
Feel the lack of space needed!
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Re: railway modeller plans

Postby b308 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:34 am

Oh yes Chris, I'm well aware of your 10" curves (makes even my Roco HOe 10.5" look sharp!)... But for beginners perhaps not, eh?!

General advice is to use the widest radius you can get away with for decent running...


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