Laying my track by number.

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by fatso, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. fatso

    fatso New Member

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    After getting myself all confused when tracking laying with my short term memory not so good i have color coded and numbered the track on the basis of paintig by numbers it seems to work out pretty well i know its doble handling but better that than no track laid at all also i can x off the numbers as i go and when i come back i just pick up from where i left my aim is to complete layout as follows 6 lines in 00 using 36 sets of points 18 left hand 18 right hand all motorired to change from track 1 to all other tracks on /off 24 points for sidings/ plus branch lines plus tram way going over 4ft 6inches supespension bridge So let the nigh mare begin.mike
  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Mike,
    Believe me, you're not alone when it comes to being confused over track laying, especially when dealing with the number of tracks & turnouts (points) you have!
    I've think you've hit on a great idea fior keeping things organized!
    Thanks for sharing it!
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Mike,
    With your numbering system, track laying won't be a nightmare! I think this is the first time I've heard of prenumbering the track sections, to insure everything gets installed in the right place. Neat idea!!
    A 4'-6" suspension bridge?........That could be a nightmare! :D :D :D
    I hope you'll post some pictures of the bridge, as you build it. Hoping that project goes well for you.
    Pete
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Mike. I think I know that suspension bridge. I've had one for over 30 years and my wife insistes that it go in each layout. It can be a bit of a problem -- 4'6" of bridge plus 3 feet of curves takes you almost up to 8'; use 24" radius and you get near 9'.