Which Direction Do You Run Your Trains?

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Ok, goofy question.... For those of you who have continuous loops in your layouts, which direction do your trains go? Clockwise or counter-clockwise? I've always run my trains clockwise just because.
  2. LongIslandTom

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    Both! I want the gears in my locomotives to wear evenly, so I try to run them in both directions as consistently as possible. :D
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Counter Clockwise :) :)
  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Being that I'm in the northern hemisphere, my trains run clockwise. (Sorry I couldn't resist) All kidding aside...I run clockwise "into" my station and "into" the sidings so I don't need to back into a siding.
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Both. I run a north bound local freight, break it up in the yard, and then run a south bound local freight.
    Loren
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Both, so I can set up meets going in opposite directions.
    Ralph
  7. nhguy

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    East and west or North and South. [;)]
  8. cmhockman78

    cmhockman78 New Member

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    i only ever ran mine ccw, i don't why that is
  9. JR&Son

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    CCW then CW into the turnouts.

    JR&SON
  10. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Our club layout has three continuous running mains connected to a coin operated system. We run two trains one direction and the third in the opposite direction, changing directions periodically to even out the wear.
  11. jefelectric

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    At the moment 2 out of 3 loops are running clockwise. One has an s curve leading into a switch if I run CCW so I never run that loop CCW, it is just asking for a derailment.
  12. Relic

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    I set my empire up to run in both directions{2 cabs}with long blocks,about twice the length of a train.Trouble is I'm too easily distracted and have had some near catsasstrophies.Only had one car make it to the floor.
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    North of the Mason-Dixon, they run counter clockwise. South, they run clockwise. fence1
    I run mine both ways. All layouts should have a reversing tack section.
  14. cedarcreekrr

    cedarcreekrr Member

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    Mine are at a stand still until the layout gets done.:cry:
  15. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Clockwise, When I built my layout that's the direstion that the first train ran and I'm a creature of habit!
  16. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Like the prototype both ways.
  17. hooknlad

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    I guess my layout is a lil different and ok to run in Massachusetts - I have two loops and they go both ways - LOL
  18. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    On my old layout, I mostly ran clockwise, at least while it was single track, because most spurs were trailing-point that way. Once it was double-tracked, of course I ran both ways.
  19. radar

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    ON the main CCW just the way it is due to only 1 cab right now
  20. Mannix

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    I am installing a reversing loop so I can run both ways rather than having one train run north and other one run south. I also want to be able to get into all of my sidings with all of the trains.