my new track plan

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Why me, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

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    my new track plan TAKE 2

    This my new track plan that has been drawn up for me by a nice on another forum open to any thing witch might help to improve it all comments welcome mike

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  2. Drew1125

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    Hi Mike!
    I think you forgot to post the link...?
  3. cidchase

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    I like it so far... :D
  4. Why me

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    It said it was done cyberspace again never can post my track plans where mickey when you need him lol.mike
  5. Why me

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    well do you think its ok or no .mike
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Mike,

    Looks interesting. I can't read the dimensions on it, so I do not know if you'd have any reach issues. Is it intended to be operated from the "pit" in the middle? If yes, what is the thick blue ine, andhow will you access the track behind it?

    Overall, I think it looks good - has both continuous running, and a switching area for good operations.

    What size is it, and what size room?

    Andrew
  7. Why me

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    Hi Andrew its H0 scale going all around my rooom side 1, 10ft x36inches /side 2 10ftx 30inches /side 3 10ft x30inches /side 4 10ft x 30 inches its over 40ft square the blue line to show where buildings can be put the layout will be all DDC controlled all track is fleishmann self ballast turntable also fleishmann most buildings kibri and faller please feel freecto comment on layout if you see anything that can inprove or somthing that dont seem to work right i like honesty ty .mike
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Well Mike,

    You asked for honesty...! :eek:

    I think it is too deep in most places. 24" to 30" is about the maximum reach. I have operated layouts that were deeper, but all the switching is within 30". I am 5'11", and with the layout at ~45" the best reach I can have without breaking stuff near the edge is 30". Reducing the depth also has the added bonus of making the pit bigger.

    Also, I would turn it "inside out". I would have the tracks at the bottom go "south" of the roundhouse/yard, and then up the west wall on the outside. That would enable the switching area to be moved closer to the pit for more convenient operation.

    Lastly, where do you plan to duck under to get into the pit? If you can make that area as narrow as possible, your back will thank you! ;)

    Andrew
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    To gain entry to the pit i have built in a lift up flap that works on hingees that push the track up and out 24 inch entry track runs over it when shut works quite well in therorylol mike
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Little bit of fiddling here with MS Paint (not the greatest program, I know). I hope you'll get the idea:

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  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    One more final suggestion:

    I modified the track at the top to simplify it so that you have a relatively uncomplicated spot to put your lift gate. (See the red square). I hope this is in the right spot! ;)

    Andrew

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  12. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    I like the overall idea, but where are the industries that all this yard trackage is going to serve?

    JD
  13. Russ Bellinis

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    I think his industries will be what looks like a stub yard on the left side. I like the idea of putting the industrial tracks in front of the mainline with the city behind. I think you would still have room for industries at the stub sidings, but you won't have to try to reach over buildings to work the industries or rerail cars.
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    babydot94513 Member in training

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    I agree that putting the industrial trackage in front of the main makes sense, but still in this plan there seems to be an awful lot of yard switching and track for a very limited amount of industry.

    JD

  15. Why me

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    Thanks guys for taken time out to help me on this been a long trip getting this far but greatful for your honesty and good info mike