HO Scale Double Decker Full Room Layout

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by TruckLover, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I finally got a chance to work on the trackplan again.

    Here is the starting of the 2nd level:

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    Benchwork with helix and starting the mainline. Mainline branches off to both sides of layout for continuous running.

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    This one shows the mainline for the 2nd level

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    Here is the Glacier Gravel Company (http://walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3062) and open mine area. There is a conveyor that goes from the bottom of the mine to the top of the crushing house and another conveyor for the trucks to dump into from the top of the mine. There are 2 tracks that serve this mine. The dark brown lines are the mine cliff faces simulating the excavation of the mine walls.

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    This one just shows the chain-link fence and the large gate around infront of the mine area

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    This shows the New River Mining Company (http://walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3017) and the Western Coal Flood Loader (http://walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3089) Mine. This was a bit hard to find an area for track to be laid to serve the mine but I had to start all the way on the opposite side of the layout. The siding leaves the mainline and starts to go down below the tabel and just above the staging area. There is a #4 switch that branches one track off to the coal loader and the other to the main building which later becomes 2 tracks. The faded brown represents undertable track and the darker brown track is were it becomes visable again

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    The dark brown marks are the rough layout of were the underground mines would be if I decide to them.
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    wow,looks good so far,but i was wondering what kind of grade you would have with the brown track.it looks like its gonna be steep.but lots of industries for switching and mainline running.looks like you have really good balances.--josh
  3. jasbourre

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    Wow someone has spent a lot of time in front of a computer planing planing (had to say it twice) their layout.
    Good luck. Hope to see some progress pics.
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    its been a while truck lover,any progress?just wanted to see more of your great work.or is all your time taken up by the steel mill module?--josh
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Not sure on the grade yet but thanks otherwise :D :D :D I like industries, can ya tell sign1
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks, taken lots of time and patients lol

    Nope, I havn't done anymore on it but it isn't because of the steel mill module. I am getting 3rd planit trackplan software (tha one that is $120.00!!) so I am going to wait till I get it and re-do the whole plan in it. That way it will be 3D and look better plus all the curves, switches, buildings....are all ready made!!! So no more spending a half an hour on each thing, just click and set lol. I am getting 3rd planit for my b-day which is in July so it is a couple months yet so.... I'll keep ya guys posted. :thumb: :D
  7. COMBAT

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    That looks good. I hope I get to see this in action! :)
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    O you will,sign1 just a matter of when lol. Now it is looking like it will start during the summer :rolleyes:
  9. NCMRailroad

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    I can name that tune (layout) in one word....WOW!!