my layout

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by audiowizard1, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. audiowizard1

    audiowizard1 New Member

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    hi all here's my layoutits around the walls in a 9'x9' room.
    the curved switches will be #6.5 walthers.
    let me know what you think.
    thanks
    Gene
  2. audiowizard1

    audiowizard1 New Member

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    ok it didnt show up what did i do wrong?
    thanks
    Gene
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  4. audiowizard1

    audiowizard1 New Member

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    layout diagram

    ok i got it now had to resize the image
    the room is 9 by 9. and the layout is 1 foot wide around the walls.
    thanks for looking.
    Gene

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  5. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    Not bad

    Looks like a pretty good rural line. lots of long runs with a little bit of switching, and lots of room for later expansion.

    My only question is how do you get in there? a duckunder looks likely, but the question becomes how much you want to 'duck' :)

    depending on where the door is, you light consider a liftout or drawbridge to access it.
  6. TrainClown

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    Lift-outs and Lift-bridges

    Yup! SS has it right. A lift-bridge is better than a duck-under any day. And before you make up yer mind on what to do, go visit this site:

    http://members.shaw.ca/sask.rail/model-book/liftout/liftout.html

    Arrrrre. That be theee wone, it is. ;) :rolleyes:

    I like your track plan too.

    TrainClown :wave:

    Just a teaser..........by gum :)

    [​IMG]
  7. audiowizard1

    audiowizard1 New Member

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    duck under

    hi guys.
    there realy isnt a duck under the layout is 72 inces high.
    had to be over other furnature.
    the straight sections arnt that long due to the 24" curves.
    but i can live with that trains look beter on tne curves than if i had gone with smaller ones.

    Thanks
    Gene
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks good! A 72 inch height would make for some cool viewing angles.
    Saves the back too!
    Ralph
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I don't know what your plans are for uncoupling ramps, but I would suggest KaaDee magnets on a bell crank that would swing the magnet out of the way except when you want to uncouple cars. That way you don't get nusance (spelling) uncoupling. 72" off the floor is probably too high to use any of the various manual methods of uncoupling unless you build foot stools to raise you up to a higher level at the points where you will be switching out industries. The overall plan looks excellent. You have a main for some continuous running, plenty of room for scenery, and enough industries to make switching fun.
  10. Lightbender

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    Hello Gene,

    I'm 6'4" and I'm guessing you're not vertically challenged either. I have layout parts that can't be seen by my less height endowed operators. They just don't go up there much.