A small logging layout in progress

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Waldbahner, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member


    I'm working on a small logging layout for the Atlas Shay and my scratchbuild Climax.

    The size of the layout is 4x1 ft. I'm trying to represent the way of logs on the railroad with a loglanding in the upper area and a logdump in the lower left. To get some hight in this small space, I'm using a switchback and 10% grades (with 5% on begining and end). The diference between the lower and upper track is 4".

    The last picture is a shot of my mechanisem to move the turnouts. There are to brass balls on the ends of the brass rod outside of the benchwork. By pulling or pushing this, the turnouts switch from left to right or right to left. The switch on the right side is used to get the turnout in his position and to switch off unused track.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking great so far! :)
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    That is some nice work your doing.
    That's a nice design for the turnout mechanism.
    Keep us posted on your progress.
  4. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    looks good, can't wait to see more
  5. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    That look great! There will be some great looking scenery soon I bet.
  6. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Looks great, Gerd!
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Very Nice!

    Looking forward to updates! :thumb:
  8. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    I've spend some time on weekend to build buildings and a trestle. The trestle is in place on the upper track near the turnout of the switchback.
    The shed, watertank and a warehouse are ready for painting next week.

    Pictures will come later.
  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Gerd,Looking good so far.. :thumb: Last year at the Marion(Oh) Train Show I saw a layout very similar to yours but it was in HO..I was highly impress since that layout was only 2'x6' long..I never thought of a logging layout in 1'x4' in N scale..Now with the Atlas shay such a layout would be ideal for displaying at local Train Shows. :D
    Thanks for sharing and please keep us updated on your progress. :thumb:

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