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Small double O layout

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:08 pm
by Vallon
Hello,
here is my idea for my new 00 gauge layout. The dimensions are 125cm x 75cm. I will run very short trains (one 0-4-0 and three or four wagons). What do you think about it ? All your opinions and comments will be very appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:56 pm
by Mountain
Nice. Sometimes on a small board, a figure of 8 gives a nice pleasing effect.

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:59 am
by Vallon
Thanks for your kind comment.

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am
by 6C
Agree this can be a fun plan.

I would be tempted to keep adding wagons - so that the last one is just clearing the crossing as the engine at the front arrives :lol:

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:35 am
by UrbanHermit
I had a Hornby diamond crossing on my layout, and i got so sick of locomotives stalling on it that I ripped it up and replaced it with a Peco one. Problem solved.

I had to do a bit of fiddling, because the Peco diamond isn't an exact replacement. Hornby diamonds come in RH and LH varieties, whereas the Peco one is the same size in all directions. But on your plan that would actually be an advantage.

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 pm
by kebang
I enjoy fiddling with little layouts like this, but I think you are going to need a wider space. An inverted fig 8, needs a little more depth (90cm) but less width (110cm). This one is shown using Peco track.
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Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:35 pm
by Vallon
6C wrote:Agree this can be a fun plan.I would be tempted to keep adding wagons - so that the last one is just clearing the crossing as the engine at the front arrives :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:38 pm
by Vallon
UrbanHermit wrote:I had a Hornby diamond crossing on my layout, and i got so sick of locomotives stalling on it that I ripped it up and replaced it with a Peco one. Problem solved.
I had to do a bit of fiddling, because the Peco diamond isn't an exact replacement. Hornby diamonds come in RH and LH varieties, whereas the Peco one is the same size in all directions. But on your plan that would actually be an advantage.

Thanks. Two very helpful advices. The Peco ST-250 is a very good idea.

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:39 pm
by Vallon
kebang wrote:I enjoy fiddling with little layouts like this, but I think you are going to need a wider space. An inverted fig 8, needs a little more depth (90cm) but less width (110cm). This one is shown using Peco track.
A very interesting plan. Thanks.

Re: Small double O layout

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:45 am
by Vallon
I found this track plan in this video: Sompting & District MRC Exhibition 2019

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Dimensions: 75cm x 105cm