Discussion in 'Suggested Layout Track Plan Examples' started by ianvolvo46, Dec 9, 2015.
St Michael end to end layout track plan
Hope you have deep pockets for the turnouts you'll need.
Looks great though, loads of movement potential on that. Look forward to more as you progress.
Cheers Toto baseboard 1 finished No 3 next ... buildings done (station and goods shed) so baseboard and track down next week ole'
Are you taking lessons from Ron in speed building Ian ? looking forward to seeing what comes next mate
Necessity Matt, before I change my mind or forget what I was going to do
Yhe only issue I can see is the baseboard joint between B & C, with the point straddling the joint.
Otherwise looks like fun to operate.
Hi Paul sorry I should've mentioned, once the basic track plan is laid those 2 boards will be permanently fixed. Cheers Ian
I thought you may have had to go down my route and make the point section removable.
Your removable section works reliably enough on Victoria Paul.
Thought about your comments again Paul and decided your words were indeed wise... so... I've amended the build as follows; ... I'm fixing a 50cm x 25cm board on the end of each 80 cm x 25cm (making each fixed board 130cm long) and having the only joint in the centre. This will mean I'll only have 3 joins when I connect the 2 sections together which won't be too often (but as we live in a small apartment I will have to seperate them when guests come to stay), see picture.....:frosty:
Ian make the guests sleep on the roof ! its Spain it will be warm enough !
We can't have guests sleeping in the bar/dining room Matt it's Spain after all.
Eemmmm I thought we all slept there ? we drink and drink and drink and then we fall and then we sleep Is that not how its done ? ALLL these years I've been doing it wrong !
Almost correct Matt but now days it's 'then we drink and then we nod and then we nap'... don't know when that started though.... just seemed to creep up on me! ...
Hi Ian... nice plan should produce a great layout... one point if I may...
Your cattle truck arrivals... I can see potential problems with a train arriving and having to push and pull the wagons sufficiently to get one or two up the cattle dock road... I would move the entry point to the opposite end near the join from A to B.. in this way a train could arrive in the station, pulled back into the left hand siding and then the cattle wagons pushed into the cattle stub road.
Hi Mike I appreciate any advice and can see the potential problem so I will look into it. Unfortunately I miscalculated and only brought a limited number of points ( just 2 narrow r/h slips) out with me, but.. I shall go on anyrail to look for a solution.
Update... I've taken Mike's comments ref cattle dock on board and after much smudging and shuffling and guzzling of tinto a new more simplified plan has emerged. I've done away wuth the 3 way point and ordered 2 more Peco small r/h points from Peters Spares. I've also ordered a new 'hills and dales' id back scene as I wasn't entirely happy with the buildings in the present one. So anyway here goes your comments as always welcome:
Looks good to me and more 'usable'?
Thanks Ron appreciated
The original trackplan worked fine for the first half of the layout (T Coopers Ltd and engine shed) but doesn't work for the other half cattle dock/ goods shed & station so I have revised it yet again.