my track plans

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by emt49, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. emt49

    emt49 Member

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    ok guys i have narowed it down to two track plans just looking for some input on them both and wich one looks better/works best

    sorry about the images but i had to take a pic with the camra i dont have a scanner.


    if you need to see the bench work here it is pay no attion to the riseres i just wanted to see how much room thay use http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?p=133659#post133659



    track plan 1


    this track plan has no scenic diveder

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  2. emt49

    emt49 Member

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    or track plan 2


    this one has a scenic divider on two of the 4 tables bot not in yard area

    on both layouts the yard is a small classafacation yard and intermodel yard in one some indastres are coal or gravel a lumber yard a pallet or furniture factory and maybe something else

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  3. CalFlash

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    I'm really having a hard time evaluating the images you've posted. If you could provide a link or something to view a larger image it would be much easier. Try to scan it rather than taking a pic with a digital camera (which is what I assume you did) so it will be flat, not distorted, and uniform shade.

    Normally, I would recommend a scenic divider but I'm concerned about being able to reach everything. Again a clear image might be able to reveal this but how deep are your benches? Is there access along the outside of any of them?
  4. SAL Comet

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    Ha emt, I can't see them either, you could try posting larger images -640x480 is the max size allowed.
  5. belg

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    There one thing I really like about your track plan and that is that you used good old pencil and paper to make it. Please let us see a better version. Pat
  6. emt49

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    ok guys i will find a way to scan them into a computer but i dont have a scanner so i am not shure if i can but i will try :thumb:

    "Normally, I would recommend a scenic divider but I'm concerned about being able to reach everything. Again a clear image might be able to reveal this but how deep are your benches? Is there access along the outside of any of them?"




    calflash yes the layout can be walked around on three sides. on the 4th side its next to the divideing wood fram of the basement and can be reached. its a little difacult you have to reach betwine the wooden framed wall form the outher room in the basment. i have planes to put a bigger staging yard in that room
    the bench work is 4 tables 8'long x 3' wide makeing it 11' x 11'
  7. CalFlash

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    Ok just try not to exceed about 32" reach - a lot depends on the layout height.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    It seemed logical that your grid squares would be 6". Both track plans are ambitious,and look like they would support lots of operation. My only concern is the distance one would have to "duck under" to get into the center area, it's not that I'm old, or anything, just because I saw the first rock being built...........I, would have a problem getting under a duckunder that wide.








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  9. emt49

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    the layout is about 4 foot high i am thinking about a stool with wheels to roll under lol
  10. CalFlash

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    Just had a thought. You might download XTrkCad available free from http://www.sillub.com/ and draw your layout in it. That way you could share the file or do exports or screen shots to show the layout. Would solve the problem of having to scan your drawings.
  11. emt49

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    thank i will try it this weekend i have tryed the atlis on and cant get it to work so ill give this a shot:thumb: