New Layout

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by John P, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. John P

    John P Member

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    Hello All
    It's been awhile since my last post, busy shovelling snow lol. I took it apon myself to rip my layout apart and start over again. The reason for such a drastic move is that I was not happy with my orignial layout which involved four pop ups which made me feel like a praire dog, popping up like a Wack-a-Mole LOL. I also was able to increase the foot print of the overall layout which allowed me to increase my radii from 18" to 22", 24" and 26", now I have no problem, sort of, with my 6 wheeled trucks. I'll try to post some pictures on the weekend.
    Take Care
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Glad to see you back John and your new layout sounds like it will be much better for you running wise with the wider radius turns :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Looking forward to soome pics :wave: :mrgreen: :thumb:
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Your plans sound like they'll make for a more satisfying layout John. I reconfigured my layout a few years ago to get rid of a duck under section. Glad I did it!
    Ralph
  4. only15

    only15 PRO:Pain In The Behind

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    Can't wait to see pic's...
    good luck with it
  5. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Linky no worky. :mrgreen:
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    ah so, stinky linky:mrgreen:
  7. John P

    John P Member

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    Christmas came early

    Here is some progress pictures along with some useful gifts. Enjoy

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  8. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Looks like its going to be alot of fun John
  9. railroader9731

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    very nice JP love the cn locos
  10. jesso

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    Those are some great gifts. I would love to see a dcc controller under the tree. Layout looks like fun! Can't wait to see more pictures!
  11. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Sweet. That's going to be a ton of fun to operate once things get rolling. Have fun with it every step of the way man.
  12. John P

    John P Member

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    Some more Pics

    X"Only two wires and a way you go with your new DCC system" that my be true but I've spent the last three days wiring my 2 power districts, 2 reverse loop with 4 tack buses and 60 odd feeders.

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    This is the 44 pin connector that goes with the Digitrax PM42, this is wired with Power District 1=reverse loop1, PD2=rl2, PD3=circuit protection, & PD4=cp:eek:

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    Ezample of three individual track buses-not very straight:oops:

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    Digitrax PM42=retail here at LHS=$82cdn
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    This section was missed in my last upload oops:cry:

    I'm heading back to the basement to work on feeders & feeders & feeeedeerrsss
    Later
  13. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I think this track plan is a keeper. I see you're another CN man like myself, except I'm stuck in the 50's.