G Scale Trains, HO Trains
- 14 Jun 2011
Coincidentally my upper level is at 48" which is the height of a side brace for the shed, I measured the box of my largest loco and it is 14" so I am running that distance as the between track heights. I made the separation between tracks 14"which is the height of the box of my largest ;loco.Perhaps you could do a little of what I have, my Shed is 20ft long. It has allowed a meaningful Station up Top and 5 Storage/Stabling Roads below. Enough for quite a few items to be stored on line. To get things to fit below on a narrowish Board I have reduced the gap between track somewhat so that Trains fit OK. That does not work so well on Curves though where LGB Standard gap has been allowed. Out side like me you could use a loop to get from High to Lower Level. My Station is roughly 4ft High. Lower level 14 inches lower and baseboard width 30 inches which is about as much as I can reach across at that height.
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You should just be able to make out the lower level in the above pic. I have also managed another Station and small Fiddle Yard which allows meaningful Operations indoors, admittedly in conditions completely opposed to the issues weather wise that you would face.
I had 30" separating the tracks so I will move them closer so the over all width is 30".
Could I get some more detail about the storage track eg number of lines how do the trains get to the main track (large number of points?).
As I use battery remote control I may have an issue with storage under the layout but I could store the rolling stock there and sens a shunter down to drag a train out just like they do on the real thing when marshaling trains, food for thought will have to have that same coupler type.
Please keep the ideas coming they are a big help in overcoming the planners block.
I will trawl through this thread over the next few days for other ideas that may be useful.