Building a small shunting layout

Post your design ideas for any layout that you are planning to build in the future. Keep members up-to-date with your designs and future plans for your layout.
User avatar
roganty
Posts: 158
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:53 am
Location: Bristol, UK
Contact:

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Postby roganty » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:33 pm

Montfort wrote:I forgot this rule:
"The length of an Inglenook Sidings type layout is easy to establish - it's a total of 8 times the length of the rolling stock to be used (5 in the uppermost siding plus 3 in the headshunt) plus the length of the locomotive to be used plus the length of the first point."
I must draw a few new track plans.
:oops: :( :o


I'm sure you've seen this page, but you could cut the size down to a 3-2-2 puzzle instead.
Main Layout: Planning | The Build

Erikslund - a small shunting layout

User avatar
Montfort
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:13 am

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Postby Montfort » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:56 pm

Thanks. First idea to solve the problem: using short wheelbase wagons like (for example) Hornby R6422. As you wrote, I can also downsize the layout.
Back on the track !
Chris

User avatar
Montfort
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:13 am

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Postby Montfort » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:56 pm

Got my chipboard sheet this morning. It's time for me to work a little ! :D
Back on the track !
Chris

Montfort2
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:42 pm

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Postby Montfort2 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:29 pm

I decided to restart that project with the track plan bellow. The KISS principle applies here ! :lol:

110.jpg

Montfort2
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:42 pm

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Postby Montfort2 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:25 pm

I want to build something like that:

525.jpg

Montfort2
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:42 pm

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Postby Montfort2 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:47 am

New Year, new track plan ! I found this photo in another galaxy far, far away from this forum:

MFI 04.JPG
MFI 04.JPG (79.27 KiB) Viewed 131 times


So I decided to build a very classic Inglenook sidings

MFI 03.jpg


I also printed my own track mat:

MFI 01.jpg


And this is the result:

MFI 02.jpg


Return to “Personal Layouts - Planning”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest