Layout--Designed with DRailEN

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by shelbys_dad, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. shelbys_dad

    shelbys_dad Member

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    Would this be a decent door sized logging layout? This is the only one that I liked. I know it may look familiar, but I assure you, changes were made to avoid completely copying someones work.
    Atlas Code 55 Flex Track set at a 13"min. rad..

    Any Ideas or thoughts welcome :wave:

    *This is the ground level plan*




    *This is the upper level plan*
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    There is nothing wrong with copying someone else's trackplan, especially if you ask first. My trackplan combined element's from different trackplans I found on the net.

    Loren
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    I have a question on how you will be going from upper to lower level. It looks like where the two will be joining on the top of the picture, that the upper level goes over the top of a track on that level and then will go down to join lower level. Is this correct?
  4. shelbys_dad

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    It's actually supposed to be underneath the other track.
    Thank you for pointing that out!:thumb:
  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Not a problem dad was just wondering how you would do that and what the incline would be. How much rail length will you have to go from one level to the next?
  6. shelbys_dad

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    7.44 ft. at a 2% grade, at least thats what the program is telling me.
  7. rogerw

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    If this is n gauge that should work. Wait you will only have 2" between levels?
  8. shelbys_dad

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    Yea, It's for N scale.
    2"? I need help with the grade apparently. Let me fix the upper level track and upload the pic, then can you help me with the grade?
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  10. shelbys_dad

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    Ok, track fixed as far as which is upper & lower.

    Is there a formula to acquire the grade?
  11. rogerw

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    if you want to stay with a 2% grade, which is recommended you need 1/4 inch per foot. What we need to figure out is how much distance there will be between levels. I have never done a multi level layout so im not sure how big the upper should be. Also its hard to view the picture of the track plan, its to large. Is there a way to make it smaller for easier viewing. Not much smaller just maybe about 2/3 the size it is now.
  12. shelbys_dad

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    yea, I'll change there size and upload them after dinner.
  13. shelbys_dad

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    Pics are resized but as a link.......having problems.
  14. rogerw

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    Sorry dad the sleep monster got me last night. I have a few questions do you understand what i was saying about there only being 2 " between layers? Why do you want to go with the two layer layout?
  15. shelbys_dad

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    It's not really "2 layers", Just a elevated Line into a mountain forest logging area. a few layer build-up with foam.
  16. rogerw

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    Well dad if its on the same level and just raised on that level I think it should work out. The best I can tell you is what im going to do. I will be doing a dry run on my layout for my raised track just to make sure it works in real life and if it works I will go ahead with permanent install.
  17. Russ Bellinis

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    I'm having difficulty visualizing how the upper level relates to the lower level. If the 2 inch elevation we are talking about is just for a bridge to allow the upper level to pass over the lower level, that should work. If the upper loop is going to be over the top of the lower loop, you are really talking about a double level layout. In that case you need 18 inches even in n scale to allow room for scenery, and to separate the scenes from each other. Do you have a 3-d picture of your layout plan?
  18. shelbys_dad

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    Yea, Right......

    No, no 3-D layout software. where can I get a trial download ??