Started the station

Martino

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Spent part of the weekend laying points in preparation for the new station.

Two Train-Li R7s went in on the main line.

The plan is to base the through station on Highley on the Seven Valley Railway.

Another R7 is ready to lay in a couple a weeks of time, then need to save up for some R3s - or find someone to take the 4 LGB R1s I have to part fund the purchase. Just need to clean those up a bit!

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This is looking from one end...
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...and this from the other.
 

Martino

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Actually, this one is from the other end! Down by the bridge.

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coyote97

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slim switches look great!
One little point to critisize (but now u can handle it, later u cant):

No problem with the straigt siwtch that was layed, but with the angular layed one. Give yourself a bonus and take a piece of straight track (6-8 inches) between the switch and the incoming curve. That curve can be bowed out without a problem, and your "S"-formation is a bit unsharped then.
Believe me...its those little tricks that makes it!

If u dont want to "bow out" the incoming track, u could use a even more slim switch (10 ° R 3000 (118 inches) e.g.) to get a straight line between the curves.


Greetings

Frank
 

Martino

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It's a good point (sorry!) that you raise. I'm a bit stuck in the area between tree roots etc. The complete track plan does eliminate S curves pretty well.

I've been running various tests through this formation all weekend (I do like the 'testing') and it seems to work well.

Nothing is set in stone yet, so I'll certainly make use of your suggestion.

Thanks Frank.
 

coyote97

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oh, no doubt that with that slim switches you wont have problems in operations.

its just what we call "the spot on the "i"" that makes this. From looking great to "boah".

I have some "edges" in my layout, too. I hope to get them out time by time.


Greetings

Frank