TRACK PLANS

Discussion in 'Suggested Layout Track Plan Examples' started by gormo, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,

    Take 2.....had this in the wrong place.:facepalm:

    Hugh Flynn`s track designs as requested by Toto

    http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24472

    This is a 34 page resource from the RMWeb archive.

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  2. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Some great plans in there remember trawling through them back in the day of the old RM web
     
  3. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks Gormo. A goldmine of ideas. :thumbs:
     
  4. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes gents,

    Hugh was quite prolific there for a good while churning out plans by request.

    He has left a great resource there in the archives with many a good plan to be had, especially for those considering a plank.

    Hats off to Hugh Flynn.........:tophat::tophat::tophat::tophat::tophat:

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  5. Vinylelpea

    Vinylelpea Full Member

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    Thanks Gormo. Great ideas for my layout, which is still in the planning stages.

    Phil 🤓
     
  6. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    No worries Phil,

    It was Toto`s idea...........I just supplied the link.....:handshake:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  7. Vinylelpea

    Vinylelpea Full Member

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    Thanks Toto

    Phil🤓
     
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    Wombat Sir Combat Full Member

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    I know this is a little stale post but Ill see if anyone is here (not sure where to ask this).

    I'm thinking of trying to work on a Multi deck layout, something that is maybe 4x10 foot with a helix at one end to allow moving from level 1 to level 2. After my most recent move the current layout didn't really survive to well and is more of a hassle then its worth putting back together this new one would be something put on casters so i can just wheel it into the back of the truck next move.

    Anyway, Ill take a look at these plans and see if anything can sort of fit int what i'm after, any thoughts on if a Helix will even work on what i'm talking about would be appreciated :).

    Cheers,

    Wombat
     
  10. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Wombat,

    I'm sure a couple of members have tackled helix's before. May just be a case of locating the threads. I'm sure someone will chime in.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  11. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Wombat
    We have a helix on the club layout that works really well
    However looking at the size constraints of your planned layout a helix is going to be taking up a good chunk of the realestate if in HO you will be sacrificing 4x4 and I’d suggest peco set track for use in the helix with the radius required
    If N scale you will have a bit more space left over so may be a good option
    Just remember a lot of track goes into a helix as it goes from one level to another
    A google search of model railway helix gets lots of ideas and photos
    If you skip to 4:35 in this video you will see one of my trains descend the helix on the club layout
     

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