Track plan for my 2nd layout

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by alex_mrrkb, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    Nov 13, 2002
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    Hi !

    As I said earlier, me and my wife had to move, and the new house did not have enough room for my 3x7 N scale layout, so I had to store it and start from scratch, but smaller.

    I seached the net for some cool 2x4 layouts, and found many. I picked one I liked, and modified it a little bit, and I can up with this one.

    It actually comes from Mike's small trackplans page at (look at the second trackplan, I modified it just a little).

    This layout would bring me:
    - Operational challenge: all spurs are traling-point except one that's facing point
    - Runaround capacity: so I can just let the trains roll
    - Enought trackage: so I'm far enough from a simple oval with spurs
    - Enough space: there's still space for roads and scenery
    - Many turnouts and a crossover !
    - Easy wiring: no reversible blocks needed
    - A yard: I love yards :)

    I'd like some comments on this trackplan ... any toughts ? Do you forsee any problems, or could you advise any good modifications to this trackplan ?

    Thanks a lot !

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  2. billk

    billk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2001
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    Hey Alex -
    This isn't so much a comment on the track plan, but if you can find any way to make it wider you might be a lot happier. Even an extra inch would allow a little more room for structures/scenery along the outside edge and make the chances of a derailment causing a plummet to the floor a lot less. Going from 2 X 4 to 2-1/2 X 4 could open up a whole realm of possibilities!
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
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    Do you need or want a double track main? If you single tracked it, with a passing siding at the industrial section for a run around, you would have more room for scenery. The run around for the yard could be in the yard. A turnout on the right side would then provide a nice yard lead.
  4. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

    Jun 30, 2003
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    a slight change

    here's a slightly different plan with a bit more scenery room from the same page: