Here We Go Loop De Loop!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Cannonball, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I thik I would staple some butcher paper to a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood and lay out the track plan in full scale right on the paper. Just forget rts or other track planning software.
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    That would be fine except it's going to be 3x6. ;)
    (Which makes it even more interesting to squeeze in there.)
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    5” Straight- 54
    2-1/2” Straight- 6
    1-1/4” Straight- 4
    11” Curve- 25
    11” Half Curve- 2
    LH Turnout- 3
    RH Turnout- 1
    Bumper- 4
    Bridge- 1

    I call it Defeated By Daphetid.

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  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    This is why flex track exists. I like to think of it as; Computers are digital, it is either on, or it is off, nothing in between. Analog is everything "in between".....flex track is analog. Track planning software is digital, therefore, inflexible (pun intended), the mind can conceive, and create, in analog. I, for one, love the "continuously variable".
    Pete
  5. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    i like this one.


  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    Looks a little stiff.
  7. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    But he's too chicken to try flextrack... hence the stiff trackplan... :p :D

    (cluck cluck cluck!) :D
  8. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Actually, flextrack or no, you really should try to work a passing siding in there. It makes running trains in both directions an option, and you wouldn't have to lap the whole layout to get around a cut of cars.
  9. screwysquirrel

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    A slightly different plan

    This is a track I call 'Monza Loop' because it vaguely looks like that racetrack.

    Its a double track that turns into a twice around by throwing the 4 red switches.

    Theres a small yard just left of center, some switching, and you can do two trains or run the twice around

    http://www.geocities.com/screwysquirrel69/monzaloop2.gif

    Its a door layout (30x80 inches)