A potential track plan for an O Gauge layout

Discussion in 'Suggested Layout Track Plan Examples' started by Toto, May 27, 2016.

  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks a Gary,

    I'm having fun playing with the various scenarios in my mind right now.

    Interesting.

    Toto
     
  2. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a serious plonk there Toto you thinking of retiring ?

    :scratchchin:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Think I've enough on the books for now Ian. I need to try and progress what Ive started to date but the O gauge plonk will come.
     
  4. jakesdad13

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    Using ready built O gauge point work is always going to be costly, its just the way it is, now I know Tom will run screaming at the idea, but if you buy the components separately and make the points yourself it brings the cost down considerably, Stephen Fay pointed me to a company called Intentio who produce laser cut sleepers, they also do sleeper strip you cut to your own length, C&L do rail chairs separately, and rail can be bought in metre lengths, you have to make your own crossing vee,s but you can buy jigs for these, and file the switch rails, templates for the points can be bought, downloaded off the net.

    Its just a thought, cheers, Pete.
     
  5. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd like to build my own track but my digits are kinda big :thumbup: see
     
  6. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Of course more suited to Toto would be the ply and rivet method, where he can drill holes in the ply sleepers (or get 6mm coffee stirrers), insert the rivet, and hit it with a hammer to close the rivet, you can get a tool to do it, but wheres the fun in that.

    Piccy below shows the same for 4mm (P4).

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    Top is the rivet

    Top sleeper and middle sleeper are the upper and lower surfaces of the riveted sleeper

    Bottom sleeper is the blank sleeper

    Right is a rivet through the sleeper before closing the rivet.

    The rail is soldered on to the top rivet, then cosmetic chairs can be added.

    Still reckon you cant beat the look of stained timber to look like stained timber :thumbs:

    Riveting eh Toto

    Paul
     
  7. paul_l

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    oh forgot to mention Slaters sell both sleepers and rivets

    https://slatersplastikard.com/accessories/trackMaterials.php#Section1

    https://slatersplastikard.com/accessories/sleepers.php

    Paul
     
  8. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Pete,

    You are a bad man. :avatar: you never know what I'll attempt these days. I am looking forward to getting home from a Cyprus and getting stuck into one of these etched brass Lowmacs. If I can get my soldering to a good enough standard then you never know.

    Paul,

    I don't know if coffee stirrers would stand up to a pelt from my mallet. :avatar:

    Cheers chaps ......... Enjoying the last couple of days of the hols before returning back to ......... Eh ....... Well ........ Erm .......chaos.:avatar:
     
  9. paul_l

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    chaos.... how dare you, with cameron's hand off the tiller, sturgeon pimping herself accross europe, corben imploding the labour party, and johnstone looking to take the lead, what have we got to worry about ? :facepalm:

    Paul
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :avatar:

    I never should have gone on holiday. See what happens. ......... Toto for PM.

    Free loco vouchers....... Free rail travel ....... Everyone gets a Hattons account with a 100 year payment delay clause ....... I could get pretty popular.

    Cheers

    Toto.

    Oh ....... And free tinto.
     
  11. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    You have my vote Toto, almost tempted to move back to the uk....:avatar: no hang on....how will you improve the weather?
    :avatar::avatar:
     
  12. paul_l

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    Kimbo, dont worry come to Scotland the weathers really consistant - wet , cold & wet, and freeeezing and wet, with the occational sunny day to remind you its winter :thumbs:

    I'm sure if we submit piccies of your layout you'll get enough points to get in

    Paul
     
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    Toto

    We could put you on shortbread tins!!:avatar:
     
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    paul_l wrote:
    not sure my drinking levels are up to your standards. I will practice more often !!!http://www.click Then I need to learn the lingo :faint::avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
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    Kimbo wrote:
    I,m sure there,s a film of Rab C Nesbitt on Youtube for an idea of what you are letting yourself in for Kim, :avatar::avatar:.
    Pete.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Like the shortbread tin idea .......:thumbs: it's a winner for me.:avatar:
     
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    Just to help

    https://youtu.be/sAz_UvnUeuU



    Paul
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    :avatar::avatar::avatar: would "eleven" in a brumby accent with a hint of Australian Work ? :avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
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    I wonder if the Atlas O gauge 2-rail points would be better in some cases. They do a #5 and a #7.5 point in Code 148 flatbottom. I have been on the look-out for Code 125 flat bottom rail points, but I can't seem to find any.

    https://shop.atlasrr.com/c-207-061.aspx
     
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