Stageing Question

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Pitchwife, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    I am trying to come up with a new N acale layout and have run into a problem. The area in the box is to be a hidden stageing area that will represent three towns so the most versitile configuration is required. The black is the mainline of one RR (as yet to be named) and the gray is the mainline of another. My question is: how can I best utilize the space? the grid is 6". So far I haven't come up with anything that I like so I thought I'd pick your brains. I'm sure one of you experts will have some good suggestions.

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hi Clark, one thing I would do is take the grey turnouts (in the box) and swap them around so the crossover between brey/black happens before the turnout into staging.
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Maybe sumpthin' like this? I ahve hte rts file if you want it to work with. Probably just as easy to add on to what you have.

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    I meant this :D

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    Thanks Jon those look very promising. If you would email the rts file to me I would appreciate it. I knew someone out there would be smarter than me. BTW I used Right Track in the HO mode and just interpeted the grid to fit N scale. The program is set for 12" grid, I just set the layout in a room twice as big as it really is. I didn't see an N scale Right Track program.
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    Right Track N

    Actually, There IS a Right track N scale setup.

    you should have a seperate N-scale directory. Its important to use it as the turnouts don't match up between HO and N
  7. Pitchwife

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    Thanks SS I have it successfully downloaded. Now to start redesigning the whole layout. Oh well, that is one of the most interesting aspect of the hobby for me, at least for now. :D :D
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    I used the standard Atlas N Track lib and #6 custom turnouts. And they are posted on our yahoo group:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The-gauge/files/Track Plans/RTS/

    yard.ral is the first one and YARD.RAL is the 2nd one :D Also happy to e-mail them. If you don't receive the e-mail I sent, please send one to my addy below, so I know where to send it.
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    Thanks jon. Didn't get the email but logged onto the site and copied the files with no problems. One question. is the Yard made with N or HO scale parts?:confused:
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    Hi Clark, I used the N scale track parts and #6 turnouts. "Atlas N track.blb" and I used the "#6 Custom N line switches". There are sctional straight tracks used, but in real life I would use flex track. Be interesting to see what you come up with. Since you know more what will work for you, you probably can twek it and come up with a better plan. If you want to share it, anyone can upload files into the yahoo group.
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    Thanks jon
    As soon as I get my yard converted to N scale I'll upload it and hopefully get lots of suggestions on improving it. :D Thanks for the basic plan to work with. I agree about the flex track. I figured on using it for everything except some very short pieces (may use it for those too :)).
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    Finally got this in a presentable form. I welcome any comments or critisizims.

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    Here is an earlier version that shows the entire layout to put things in perspective.
    I like the top stageing layout better, but the problem with this version is that it would have to be underground and I couldn't figure out how to elevate the town so that the station would be at track level but the rest of the town would be high enough to clear the stageing yard. :confused:

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