A Real Big Eight

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A Real Big Eight

Postby Longvallon » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:19 pm

Hello there !
As I can build a big little eight layout, I can also build a real big eight layout. Am I crazy ? I think so ! :lol:
But there is a little problem in my track plan as you can see below:

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All your advices are welcome. Thanks.
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:28 pm

Is it not because this isn't lined up properly?
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It might be an idea to place the start of the curves so they are properly horizontally lined up rather than starting "around the bend" as it were.
And as its A Real Big Eight...shouldn't there be some more straights? :D

What layout software are you using Longvallon?
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Sorry I just noticed the 1st radius curves... are you sure you want 1st radius? :?
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Emettman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 pm

That's close enough that it's not a worry.

More importantly, you may have the bridge the wrong way round.

If intending left-hand running, you have the trains climbing the steeper (inner track) slope and coming down the gentler (outer track) one.
If your *high* track becomes the lower one, this gets reversed and will be appreciably easier on the locomotives.

If right-hand running is intended, leave the bridge crossing as it is.

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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Longvallon » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:02 pm

Thanks Gentlemen for all your advices.

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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Emettman » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:36 am

Just checking: is this for OO/HO or for On30 as well?

Though it's wider than scale, Hornby's standard separation between the tracks may not be enough for the larger narrow gauge models, especially on the curves where centre overhand and end throw increase.

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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Longvallon » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:57 am

You're right. This layout will be for H0/00 only. Not enough room for On30.
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Longvallon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:36 am

End2end wrote:Sorry I just noticed the 1st radius curves... are you sure you want 1st radius? :?

Yep ! Not enough room for R2 and R3. :oops:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Longvallon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:16 am

SWMBO isn't very happy with my current project. She said: "Keep our money for serious purchases !". What can I do ? :oops:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:36 pm

Run away off to the circus.....or your nearest heritage line. :lol:
Or tell her...I'm not playing trains.....I'm micro engineering. :mrgreen:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:39 pm

End2end wrote:Run away off to the circus.....or your nearest heritage line. :lol:
Or tell her...I'm not playing trains.....I'm micro engineering. :mrgreen:
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Edit: And to soften the blow mention my 11foot+ by 5foot+ layout plans :shock:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby Longvallon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:52 pm

In fact, I'm working undercover for the NASA, but It's a big secret. :lol:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:23 pm

I am still on course to sell my big house and buy a small one with a 60ft x 20ft shed attached!
I have the go ahead as long as its not the biggest bedroom in the house I am having for the layout!
It may end up as a cellar if I can find a very low wide house! :lol:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:37 pm

Longvallon wrote:In fact, I'm working undercover for the NASA, but It's a big secret. :lol:

:lol:

@Timbersurf. Have you considered a lighthouse? :lol:
Because biggest could be consfused as TALLEST? :mrgreen:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:41 pm

End2end wrote:@Timbersurf. Have you considered a lighthouse? :lol:
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Re: A Real Big Eight

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:43 pm

Oh I meant more of the tower for inhabitation and a rather stout lay-outhouse. :lol:
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