Building a small shunting layout

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roganty
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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.
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Erikslund - a small shunting layout

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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

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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


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