Is there a modular layout standard for G scale?

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Nice level lawn! Spotted your Avatar in the first vid:)
 
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Thanks Walt that's a new neat solution for Playmobil geometry track (sub-R1) and has given me some ideas.
 
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How then do the various modules from different sources that we see assembled together into working layout sat large-scale train shows manage to 'get together' if there is not some kind of agreed dimensional data set?
 
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How then do the various modules from different sources that we see assembled together into working layout sat large-scale train shows manage to 'get together' if there is not some kind of agreed dimensional data set?
The 16mm 'boys' (and girls) have a standard..

The larger G scale layouts, tend to be from a single area group.. I guess they have a 'de-facto' standard for 'their layout'?? :think::think:
 
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Is it worth mentioning at the upcoming g scale agm?
Or can any area groups share their standards?

If a standard can be found/ agreed upon then things could slowly move towards a g scale modular meeting in a few years time

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I was always left with the impression that far from being part of the same group, they all came from disparate areas, and only 'got together' for a show. It is not impossible that I might be mistaken, however.
 
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Is it worth mentioning at the upcoming g scale agm?
Or can any area groups share their standards?

If a standard can be found/ agreed upon then things could slowly move towards a g scale modular meeting in a few years time

Dan
Bonne idee!!
 
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Hi Dave
I am finishing a layout of twelve modules on the way to 45, scale 20; 3. Each module is 120cmx60cm, the height of the base platform is 120cm from the ground. 6 modules can be accommodated in a 160x60x125 rack, wheels included.
I will update soon with new photos.
Look at my post, I am at your disposal for any questions.


www.gscalecentral.net/threads/fn3-layout-dead-river-lumber-co.309522/
 
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Hi JG (sorry not sure what to call you?)
Thanks for the link. Your layout is exquisite, a thing of beauty, and I follow your threads for inspiration.

You do have a standard module size but I think you allow the track to go wherever you want it to, including up and down! So there is no standard track alignment between modules whereas most of the "standards" like the 16mm society standard have 150mm track spacing etc. This is not a criticism, I do not imagine you are thinking of merging your modules with other modellers (yours would put theirs to shame!), I imagine you are using modules so you can move the layout at some point in time, for exhibitions or moving house.

I think somebody asked you whether you have any problems with tracks crossing modules not at 90 degrees (alignment issues) but I do not think I saw any answer?
 
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Good evening Dave
Actually my layout is hand track, entirely scrachtbuilt and I have not followed any standard (egoism?) I do not think but it must be known that my rolling stock is radio controlled, so the tracks are not electrified and there are so many standards that I think it is difficult to associate with another layout, although an exit route is planned.
For having followed the norms for 30 years, this layout is for me an exchanger and allows me to give free choice to my imagination.
I have no problem with the connections at the moment and that was necessary, I will add fishplates.
For info my name is Jean-Gilles.
So long
 
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Thank you for your response Jean-Gilles, very useful. Keep up the good work! :)
 
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Well, I suppose it might be?

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Could be a closed group? - I don't have a Facile-Book account??

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SW pulled-up the search, and it is a closed group..
it is also 16mm modular, which would need 'tweaking to accomodate G scale radii, anyway..
 
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Could someone with a facebook account please copy the list of groups and layouts that Greg referred to into this thread?
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I think you are going to find that exploring FaceBook sites without a login to be incredibly frustrating.

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Without a login, you are fighting a losing battle.

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Good advice Greg, I'll give it a go.
 
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There are guides on the net that will give you step by step to lock it down... in fact if you visit my page, you will see I say right there, no friends, no posts, email me...

It can be done... a bit of a pain, but once set up, will save you time and frustration.

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