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 I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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

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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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    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:

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  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 I'm best ignored 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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  13. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Graeme,
    I have been trying all sorts to find this info once again on RMWeb to no avail.
    Any links I try will not re-direct..?????.........this info may be lost in the archives of RMWeb somewhere.???
    During my searches though I have found this resource of American track plans
    https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/track-plan-database-index
    I`m not sure if it is of any help to you....but that`s all I`ve got at the moment.
    Sorry.
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    Thanks Gormo,
    What I am looking for is a plan for an L shaped layout, preferably double track but not essential, to fit in a small 10Ft x 6Ft area but only about 3-3.5 feet wide.
    I have some HO track, locos and rolling stock left over from my old HO layout I had before moving into the garden scale, I am finding it to hot to work on my garden layout during the middle of the day so I have decide to hibernate in the shed till it cools down.
    Any help from anybody greatly appreciated
     
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    G`day Graeme,
    The width makes it quite a challenge to find something interesting to work with.....:scratchchin:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    Gormo
    I am thinking along the lines of an L shape double track about 3'6" wide so I can get 18" curves at each end.
    Will even go 2 levels if I can get the lines up and down without resorting to helix's.
    Plan is to have it on a shelf 1300mm off the shed floor so I can run storage tracks for the G Scale under it.
    I have 3 locos that will negotiate 18" curves a Shay, an 0-6-0 and a 2-8-0. The heavy mountain I have must have 22" curves min so it may end up being sold.
    Graeme
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    OK Gotcha Graeme,
    It`s just that in post #14, I read " 3-3.5 inches wide." as three to three and a half inches wide.:scratchchin:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    Doh Doh !! I meant 3-3.5 Feet wide, actually if I can get it 2.5 Feet wide that would be a bonus. (post # 14 edited to reflect correct size)
    My stumbling block is the corner of the L and accessing in case of a derailment, I need 3 feet or arms length from the back and the size of the loops at each end.
    I really am not interested in point to point that much, but could incorporate a plank in front for interest.
    Maybe I can just fill in the corner with scenery or maybe a curved trestle (my go to type of scenery).
    Now I am thinking dual level, this has got my brain ticking over so maybe a few sleepless nights are on the cards.
    Thanks for being a sounding board and feel free to chime in with suggestions.
     
  19. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    OK......nothing springs to mind at the moment.....but I`ll search what I`ve got and see if I can turn up anything.
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     

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