Don't laugh too hard...It's my first attempt!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Nazgul, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. R. MARTIN

    R. MARTIN Member

    Maybe a better view.

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  2. 91rioja

    91rioja Member


    What is the grid size? What gauge?
  3. R. MARTIN

    R. MARTIN Member

    Grid size.

    Well, I designed it for HO and the grid is set at 12". If someone were building for N then the grid is at 6". S = 18", O + 24". The turnouts were #6 on the mainline and #5 in the yard. There are two curved turnouts on the main and several Y's. There is a 3-way in the yard.
    I designed this layout several years ago using the basic ideas from two published layouts of which there is very little recognizable from either. The yard is too short for any major industry that doesn't incorporate logging equipment. This layout is really designed for steam with the heavy emphasis on turning the engines both on the Y's and the turntable.
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GREAT ROCK WORK STEVE!!!:thumb: :thumb: :D NICE shots of the mine too!:thumb::D . i think when you get some ground cover(greenery) around the rock work, it will REALLY set the job off:thumb::D . GREAT JOB!:thumb: :D -Deano
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WWWWOOOOOOWWWWW, Those clifs look awsome Steve!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Dito what Deano said. BTW: that mine looks great.

  6. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. But I don't deserve them.
    This is kind of hard for me to say, but........I've deceived you all
    I never meant to...I just wanted to be one of the guys and show you that I could build a layout like so many of you have. first I started out small, you know how it a photo here, tricky lighting techniques there, forced perspective and such. It's amazing the transformation that can take place when one uses "poetic license"...
    I never meant for this to happen, I swear...The pats on the back were such a "rush" I became addicted.
    I'm truly sorry for what I've done...I've cheapened our great hobby.
    I want to come clean and show you my "REAL" layout....forgive me.
    fun 2.jpg
    Oh yeah, any advice or constructive criticism would be welcome.
    I think the blue painter's tape worked out well for the river...Don't you?:thumb:
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Steve, well...all i can say is...WHERE CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE AUTORACKS!!!tooth1 -Deano
  8. gottaBreal

    gottaBreal Member

    its all good mang...i hope you leave and never come back.

    thats just wrong coming to a hobby forum and getting everyone going.

    My only question is who's layout is that?
  9. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    You keep collecting engines and I'll keep collecting "fine scale prototypical rolling stock for the discriminating modeler"sign1
  10. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    You actually had me going there, until I saw the pic. Then I realized you posted a pic of my son's layout ;) calling it your ownsign1 . THE NERVE!!!
  11. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Nazgul - that's DCC right? Is the stack of blue tape the waterfall? sign1
  12. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    H D:
    Actually it's the new 5 digit control system that was touted in MRR...I believe it was featured in their April issue.tooth1
    As far as you know it issign1
  13. 91rioja

    91rioja Member


    Thanks for the morning laugh. I really needed it today! So, I guess you have one of those new 0-5-0 switchers now. . . .
  14. R. MARTIN

    R. MARTIN Member

    Back to your design Steve. Are you going to hand-lay the track? Flex track? sectional? (STEAM)?:thumb: or diesel ? :oops:
  15. gottaBreal

    gottaBreal Member

    if you look at the pictures it sure looks like Flex Track.
  16. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    I've been waiting for it a finally arrives.....I take it out of the box....

    And it's broken....Don't ya just hate that!
  17. 91rioja

    91rioja Member


    I need a Kleenex
  18. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    R. MARTIN,
    Hope you didn't think I was ignoring you. I didn't respond to your track plan because frankly, being just a newbie (8 months) in this great hobby, I don't know enough to comment on it. I will say this though...all those Y's scare me. I'd hate to have to wire that up. You obviously are way ahead of me!:thumb:
    Now to answer your other questions about my layout:
    The track is all laid (Atlas code 83 flex and custom-line turnouts)
    I am modeling the transition era 1940-50's so I will eventually run both steam and diesel (emphasis on steam).
    This is a really long thread so I don't blame you for not going back too far, But if you skip around a little, you will get a "flavor" of what everyone has done here. I say everyone because this really was (is) a group project and I could not do without every one's encouragement and insight. I hope this helps. I encourage you to start a thread on this forum and post your track plan. You will get a lot of feed back.:thumb:
  19. Canopus

    Canopus Member


    You were joking, right?
  20. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Hey Guys,
    I'm making a tunnel portal and I can't find my NMRA standards gauge, you know, this thing:

    Track guage.jpg

    If any of you see it laying around in one of my pictures...let me know
    thanks tooth1

    p.s. Canopus....I was kidding;)

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