Outdoor Railway Layout - Rough Draft

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by CSX, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. CSX

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    Here is my current rough draft layout plan for my G scale outdoor railway.
    Please give me comments and suggestions. Since it is still a rough copy,
    building ideas haven't even began to start.

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  2. TrainClown

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    It would help (me anyway) if you included the over all dimentions involved and a few more details about the setting ( paths, gardens {if any}, enterance/house, where it will be viewed from.

    TrainClown
  3. CSX

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    Hello, and thanks for your questions. There will be a garden in the middle of the layout. The setting will be modern day VA, CSX train lines. It will probably measure 20x20, but I really haven't gotten that far yet. It will be viewed from all 4 sides.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    What do you intend to do on the siding in the middle? Will you need access for anything?

    Andrew
  5. CSX

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    Siding in the middle? What do you mean by that? I will use mulch for the flowers in the middle, but don't understand what you mean by siding. And what do you mean by accessories?
  6. TrainClown

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    I'm working on a track plan. I will post it soon.

    TrainClown ;)
  7. CSX

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    Alright, thanks.
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    The siding in the middle is the short piece of track extending across the trestle and ending at the bumper. What will you use it for? An industry? If you will be switching cars here, you will need to get to it unless you have some sort of automated/automatic uncoupling. i.e. access (not accessories).

    Andrew
  9. CSX

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    There will be some kind of building(s) there, and also a place to uncouple cars. I will be able to get to it.
  10. TrainClown

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    Hi CSX. I designed this plan with 3rd Planit, a 3D track planing program. It is drawn to a 20 foot square using G scale track. I like the swooping curves as they show off your trains as they snake along. Only 2 bridges. The passing siding is a good spot for a station/small town. The turn out at the top is for car storage for a business.

    What do you think?

    TrainClown :wave:

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  11. CSX

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    I love that design. I will definatly look into it. It is awesome!
  12. CSX

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    Do you have any idea on how much track I would need?
  13. TrainClown

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    Hi CSX,

    Nice thing about 3rd PlanIt.. it has a track length calculator. You just punch a button and it tells you to a 32nd of an inch how much track you need. So according to Hoyle, you're going to need 87 feet of track for this particular plan. I'm afraid I'm not a sectional track kind of guy. This was all designed with flex track.

    I really like garden railroads too. Only problem is, I've gotta get my wife drunk so I can talk her into putting a railroad through her garden! ;) (TC's wife elbows him and grins because he's just kidding.. she'd love a garden railroad too!)

    TrainClown :)
  14. CSX

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    Hahaha. Ok, back to planning. :p
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Both track plans look good. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. CSX

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    I am going to revise mine and post a new copy in about 5 minutes.
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    I decided that I really like my idea, and I will probably stick with it.