- 5 Oct 2017
Get a small plastic shed, to sit nearby ,to put your mostly run stock in ..
Not much point without a running loco though, huh? Maybe in a few weeks...Looks good to me..
Agree with Sean.. Parallel running looks better. - You can have a meandering single line, but unless there is a natural obstruction, keep 'em parallel.
Right.. Weekend coming-up.. Expect finished article pictures, Monday then John.
Finances permitting I will definitely look into that. Will you be at the show this year, Sean?
I hope .. I was in my friends car and on the way last year when my medicine told me it didn't like to travel... ( Rotator cuff repair ..I'm @ 100% now ) Hint Bring "CASH"Finances permitting I will definitely look into that. Will you be at the show this year, Sean?
2 things if you are going CW you can reverse to CCW but once there in order to go back to CW you will have to back up, second where do you need a 45degree crossing, if you are speaking of the one shown all you need is the same radius as the switches that feed it so if you are using 1600 use a 1320 and for 1200 use 1300, very impressive and large, BillHere's design #15 of my new railroad... I think I'll keep the name the same for this RR, unless I come up with a better one... There are a few R2's, as required by the spaces allowed, but the inner loop is all R3 or larger. The yard does use R1s, but that will be fine for what I'm running. View attachment 243798
The R2s are only in the top right corner of the drawing and the bottom of the same loop of track. There is a possibility of changing the top left corner, but, for now, this is all academic until I can retrieve my track...
Here's the full layout. There's a station at the bottom right and the larger multi-track station at the top.
There is a grade from one side of the house (black box) to the other, but I believe it will be manageable with the track as I have designed it. Also, I know that having the yard in the center of the layout seems a bit odd. Yeah, it's not my favorite thing about the design, but there's enough space to incorporate large plants so that the yard will not be visible from the right of the railroad. It's not the most ideal, but I think that if I do the gardening right the layout will feel a lot larger than it actually is since you'll never see the whole thing at once.
Also, if anyone knows of a US supplier of 45-degree crossings, that'd be great! Otherwise I'll have to build one out of two straight pieces.
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Well, since it's my dad's land - and he likes the bush - I can't do anything to it.Ahh, tripped me up with an invisible bush huh! Ya got me...
Many plants have tried to encroach on my right of way, but I introduce them to Mr. Hedge Trimmer... Recalcitrant ones get to mee Mr. Chainsaw.... problem solved.
Yup, I noticed that... I'll work that out... eventually...2 things if you are going CW you can reverse to CCW but once there in order to go back to CW you will have to back up
Well, since it's my dad's land - and he likes the bush - I can't do anything to it.
Yup, I noticed that... I'll work that out... eventually...
As for the crossing, that doesn't seem mathematically right to me... Using a 1320 with the R3 points would yield a parallel track, not connecting to the other switch.