Help with First Layout

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by jkinosh, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. jkinosh

    jkinosh Member

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    I am considering building my first layout. I have come up with a drawing of what I would like to do, but am having trouble trying to put it into the Right Track software that I downloaded. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Comments are always welcome.

    Thanks,

    Jacob
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    I have some layout diagrams in this posting.

    http://www.the-gauge.com/thread17202-help-with-first-layout.html
  2. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Whatever you used in the companion thread seems to work fine, but for what it is worth RTS is simple to use - you just need to get used to using it.

    JD

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    You don't need any run around tracks because all of your turnouts are trailing point, but if you did put any facing point turnouts in place or just need a run around, a couple of turnouts added to that long passing siding to make a crossover at each end would give you some easily accessed runaround tracks. Otherwise it looks like a fun concept to me.
  4. jkinosh

    jkinosh Member

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    Thanks for the input, Really the thing I'm kinda worried about is that the turn radius is to small. inside the loop. I am thinking that the Loop will be elevated a bit, and have a RR bridge to cross over the other track.

    Again, any comments are welcome.

    Jacob:cool:
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    What scale are you modeling and what size table? If that is ho on a 4x8, the loop may be too tight a radius, but tring to make it an over under loop will also be a problem because you will have to have excessively steep grades to get enough separation.
  6. jkinosh

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    As the image stated the board was 3 X 5, and the original post was in the N scale forum. Sorry I forgot to say that it was N scale.


    Jacob