Shortover Yard

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Shortover Yard

Postby Vitray » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:48 pm

Hello everyone,
Has anyone ever built a layout like this one (just scroll down a little): "Shortover Yard — a Seriously Compact Layout!"
http://www.carendt.com/micro-layout-des ... ble-lines/
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.co ... r-yard.jpg
The dimensions of my own version of this small (micro ?) layout could be: 60cm x 18cm
All your advices and comments are welcome. Thanks.
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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Dave » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:14 pm

Funny you should mention it...

A few years ago I knocked up a little layout with a small traverser under a bridge, I think the whole thing was under 30 inches long with the scenic section of 24 inches:

16-12-20-01.jpg


The whole idea was that it could sit on a shelf in a cupboard and be either used with the door open, or lifted out onto a desk.

Perhaps I will build another sometime.

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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Vitray » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:28 am

:D Nice layout. Could you post more pics ? Is there a thread about this layout somewhere ? Thanks.
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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am

This is where the jagged edge between 'A Layout' and 'A Diorama' lays.
A layout needs to have enough movement to offer some running entertainment,
preferably with either a sector plate, or point to give more than just a simple
back & forth movement,
I'd be interested to see what you can squeeze into 2 feet x 7 inches, although this
is also dependent on scale, using 'T' you could truly get a layout !!
I love dioramas as they offer a place to develop scenic ideas and trying out new
to you materials. Test you lighting skills and take photographs. How small can you
go ? I have crazy idea of making a small scene in a larger Oxford Diecasts plastic
box, the one sitting here is about 5" x 3" (130mm x 75mm)

This has lighting and both the quayside and upper tracks can be live
But it's a Diorama ....... by my standards.

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Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Dave » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:35 am

Vitray wrote::D Nice layout. Could you post more pics ? Is there a thread about this layout somewhere ? Thanks.


Thanks, I am afraid that there is no Layout build thread in existence, here are a couple more pics for you:

BrSt-02-small.jpg


BrSt-01-small.jpg

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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Dave » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:10 am

Looking at the original trackplan:

19-10-18-at-10.02.jpg
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If you were to reduce the size of the traverser to allow a loco release at the right side you would substantially increase the operation ability.

Here is one I toyed around with a couple of years ago that never made it into production:

16-11-17-01.jpg

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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:17 am

Although you can get plenty of action with just the traverser and the tracks, it always seems to me to be that bit more interesting if there's a turnout or crossover somewhere in the visible bit.
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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Dave » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:27 pm

I get that John, but for the space constrained Modeler pointwork takes up a lot of room.

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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Vitray » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:39 pm

Dave wrote:I get that John, but for the space constrained Modeler pointwork takes up a lot of room.

I totally agree with that.
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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Vitray » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:40 pm

Thank you very much for all your very helpful answers and for your time.
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Re: Shortover Yard

Postby Vitray » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:54 am

I drawn a new track plan. The baseboard is a little bit longer (80cm) than the first project.

TY 05.jpg
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