G Scale railway indoors

GAP

GAP

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Any chance of some pictures of your layout please?
Second that request many pictures from every angle I have a huge hard drive (1TB) for pictures and want to fill it up.
The more detail the better.
 
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Robert, that didn't work. give it another try, please.
 
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My indoor layout is 11 X 26 ft, 48 in high and 30 to 36 in wide.
 

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G Scale trains, Lawn Bowls.
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My indoor layout is 11 X 26 ft, 48 in high and 30 to 36 in wide.
Thanks for the pictures, please send more, the more ideas the better any thing to keep me occupied for the next 18 months till I retire.

Love the avatar, reminds me of what I used to work around back in the day.
 
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My indoor layout is 11 X 26 ft, 48 in high and 30 to 36 in wide.
Nice and tidy well organised layout. Quite a few crocs you've got there! Thanks for posting.
 
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Looking forward to seeing what you build..if reach is a problem from the front . May be build away from the wall.ie a space for you to get to to reach from both sides
 
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....if reach is a problem from the front . May be build away from the wall.ie a space for you to get to to reach from both sides
my last layout had an access of 40cm/16" between wall and layout.
that was handy, while i were slim - today i would need a "slightly" wider space.

 
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G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
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Errrrrr!
Just what is that character in the foreground supposed to be doing?? :eek::tmi::tmi:
 
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Dead lifting a bloody great plank of course.
 
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Gap, for the time remaining until you starts your railroad, I would suggest you buy one of the proposed softwares to design your railroad.

I personnally use Anyrail.
I have a much smaller railroad than yours but I spent a lot of time to design the modifications I am currently implementing.
And this is a helpful tool well suited for size G.

You get detailed list of hardware needed , circuit length , 3D pictures.....
This is useful as well for cost optimization (if needed to you !)
 
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laying some landmines, perhaps?
 
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I’ve been using “RR Track” to design my track work. The only glitch that I have found is that the software does “G” at 1.24. The track plan shown fits in my 11 X 26 ft space. There is a 22 in space between the wall and the back of the layout.
 

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I lay track by adding what ever fits next. I build the base work to suit. I do enjoy mucking around with these software packages but in the real world - I just cut and fit to close the loop. Bit different in a confined space, I agree.
 
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I lay track by adding what ever fits next. I build the base work to suit. I do enjoy mucking around with these software packages but in the real world - I just cut and fit to close the loop. Bit different in a confined space, I agree.
Actually if you can manage to build the baseboards pre layout build you can play around with different track layouts as time allows. We found this method worked very well on the Ruschbahn with 3 or 4 iterations of both the Station and Low Level Fiddle Yard before a happy compromise was reached. Would certainly suggest no baseboards much wider than 30 inches unless acess is available both sides then keep the 30 inch Block rule unless you intend to do some Pop Ups for access. However walk around and the narrower boards will stay the test of time as you grow older.
 
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Base boards?