Two Layout Ideas

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Cannonball, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I need to decide which one of these to work with. One is a 9x9 L the other is a 10x10 L. The final layout will most likely be a 10x10 but I can adapt the 9x9 by adding a few more straits. My main problem is deciding which one to go with. I think the 9x9 looks a little cooler but the 10x10 will let me runn two trains without doing any fancy wiring tricks or constant switching. I fudged a bit on the switches and the 90 degree cross because RTS doesn't have the right ones in thier library and I had to make 'em myself.

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  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Now I'm thinking about cutting back to just a single 4x8 and doing a variation of this trackplan from www.thortrains.com That will leave me room to do a second layout later on. :D

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  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    OK, threw the thortrains idea out the window as well.

    Came up with a pretty cool 4x10 straight layout though.
    This may be what I go with if I have enough track and switches.

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  4. Quinn222

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    I like that last one but it doesn't look as though it has much room for any structures.
  5. jasbourre

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    Two years of planning, over 1000 sheets of paper, countless hours on the internet searching for a layout, started 5 different ones, riped every one out, changed from N gauge to HO and now back to N gauge, I've said it before but I think I got the plan I like... I hope...

    Planning your layout is fun there are so many possibilites. And a lot of learning to be done.

    Having fun with your hobby, good luck in your track plan, by the way I like the 9 x 9 plan.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I don't plan on having a lot of structures. Possibly a handfull of accessories for effect and just a few buildings that might fit into this type of layout. (Probably industrial of some sort or a passenger run maybe. Not sure yet.) I'm not into building detailed layouts- just driving trains. ;)
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Yeah, I made that mistake.......haven't been able to stop building models since :oops:
  8. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    I like the last one for one reason

    announce1 THE CRAZY 8's RAILWAY NEEDS A FIGURE 8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!

    that is all:D
  9. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    The crazy 8 is my test track.
    The name of the railroad may change accordingly when I build my full layout.
    I've tried working in the 8. Just doesn't seem right on such a large track.
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Is that because of your self-crashing train?:D sign1 sign1 sign1 goldtoth1 hamr
  11. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Is that because of your self-crashing train?:D sign1 sign1 sign1 goldtoth1 hamr
  12. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Is that because of your self-crashing train?:D sign1 sign1 sign1 goldtoth1 hamr
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    OK.... Here's 4 ideas for a 4x10 Layout.
    Two include a figure 8 to keep CNW happy. :D

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  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Nah.... My trains crash because I drive too fast. :D
  15. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    For the switching fans.....

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