New Layout

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by John P, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. John P

    John P Member

    Hello All
    It's been awhile since my last post, busy shovelling snow lol. I took it apon myself to rip my layout apart and start over again. The reason for such a drastic move is that I was not happy with my orignial layout which involved four pop ups which made me feel like a praire dog, popping up like a Wack-a-Mole LOL. I also was able to increase the foot print of the overall layout which allowed me to increase my radii from 18" to 22", 24" and 26", now I have no problem, sort of, with my 6 wheeled trucks. I'll try to post some pictures on the weekend.
    Take Care
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Glad to see you back John and your new layout sounds like it will be much better for you running wise with the wider radius turns :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Looking forward to soome pics :wave: :mrgreen: :thumb:
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Your plans sound like they'll make for a more satisfying layout John. I reconfigured my layout a few years ago to get rid of a duck under section. Glad I did it!
  4. only15

    only15 PRO:Pain In The Behind

    Can't wait to see pic's...
    good luck with it
  5. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Linky no worky. :mrgreen:
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    ah so, stinky linky:mrgreen:
  7. John P

    John P Member

    Christmas came early

    Here is some progress pictures along with some useful gifts. Enjoy





  8. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Looks like its going to be alot of fun John
  9. very nice JP love the cn locos
  10. jesso

    jesso Member

    Those are some great gifts. I would love to see a dcc controller under the tree. Layout looks like fun! Can't wait to see more pictures!
  11. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Sweet. That's going to be a ton of fun to operate once things get rolling. Have fun with it every step of the way man.
  12. John P

    John P Member

    Some more Pics

    X"Only two wires and a way you go with your new DCC system" that my be true but I've spent the last three days wiring my 2 power districts, 2 reverse loop with 4 tack buses and 60 odd feeders.

    This is the 44 pin connector that goes with the Digitrax PM42, this is wired with Power District 1=reverse loop1, PD2=rl2, PD3=circuit protection, & PD4=cp:eek:

    Ezample of three individual track buses-not very straight:oops:

    Digitrax PM42=retail here at LHS=$82cdn
    This section was missed in my last upload oops:cry:

    I'm heading back to the basement to work on feeders & feeders & feeeedeerrsss
  13. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I think this track plan is a keeper. I see you're another CN man like myself, except I'm stuck in the 50's.

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