New WARR - With pics

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Xaniel, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    The original plan wasn't any good for me, so I've decided to tear all down, and restart. So, I bought enough stuff to get started again:

    1 wood base board with 2' by 4'
    1 board of blue foam for subroadbed.
    1 Faller bridge nr.222582 bought at "A Gotita"(my LHS)
    Humbrol inks nr.133 e 93

    With this stuff, I've decided to change the track plan and have two ovals, so that I'm able to run two trains at the same time and have some shunting at the station. here are some pics of what was done so far:

    The Faller bridge on the old layout.

    The new structure, with the track in place for tests.

    The biggest oval in place, under testing.

    Detail of the bridge.

    The second smallest oval. Note that the 'S' have small straight tracks with in,to avoid derailments.

    Testing with one of the locos for sell. The bidge has a little weathering.

    The same, but from a different angle!

    All track had been rusted with Humbrol inks. It has been put in place with Peco track pins. The station is still to be electrified.

    Overview of the layout. Some hills have been added, using blue foam, toilet papper, and wood glue.
    I want to add some lakes, bt that is still on hold, untill i get a little farm.
  2. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

    Looking Great!.....Keep it comming!
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    This looks better Luis but I think you need a second crossover on the back straight section. It should be the reverse of the one you have. The reason is then it would make it easier for trains to move between ovals without having to back through the single crossover you currently have. Would also help the switching of your industrial tracks.
  4. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    I thought about that, and iI'll problably add that crossover. Need to find some peco tracks. But first I need to sell my locos...
  5. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member


    here's a over shot. top right corner needs a crossover so that's easier to switch trains between tracks and a tunnel!!!
  6. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Nice work! I like the bridge!
  7. csxnscale

    csxnscale Member

    Looking good Luis.

  8. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    First of all, let me thank all of you for your kind comments. The-Gauge members are great modellers and great "modelling teachers"


    Here's one update:

    Started do do some hills:

    and here's a problem:

    What do you think about this new plan for my terminal? Do you think that I should put a curve where the BN loco is so that I can have a little freight station? or leave it like this and have a loco depot there?

    Thanks again.
  9. Very good progress i haev 1 problem with your layout though that track get way to close to that river,pond/what ever u call it idk a small harbor but its to close and your spot were your passanger train sits make that one a little long like 3-5 inches
  10. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    trainmasta: fllowed your advice and it looks a lot better now. thanks. :)
  11. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looking good Luis.
    Adding that curve on would give you room for both.
    I too think the second crossover is a must.
    Do you have the two loops wired seperatly for two train operation?
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great looking layout, Luis!
    Keep those pictures coming!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  13. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    ray they are wired so that I can run two trains (but still that second controller)
  14. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I'm using two of those cheepo trainset controlers on mine. the layout is divided into six electrical blocks. two being the interchange inclines. I have had four trains at once on the layout , only running two at a time though. It gets a little tricky, but interesting.
    If you wire yours in a similar way I can see you doing the same.
  15. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    Some changes finally to my layout. Wiring was done thinking about DCC. yeap... I'm going to this new technology!

    here are some pics:




    The brown part will be where the tunnel will rise!it's a bit bigger then supposed to but... I think I'll manage!

  16. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    I wish my layout progressed that fast!!!!!
    Great job, Luis!
    I like the bridge too!
    As for the *trailing point?* spur your loco was on, it is proto to have a loco parking spur; in Cheyenne, WY BNSF has the same arrangement in it's tiny yard, only theirs is a double spur.
  17. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Luis that is looking great! :cool:
  18. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Everything's looking really nice Luis!
    Keep up the great work!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  19. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    New loco Arrived

    Minitrix V160 from the Deustech Budesbahn. The passenger cars are from Roco. This is my first complete trainset!

    Attached Files:

  20. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks nice.
    How do the the newer Minitrix run?
    I've got some older ones that run pretty nice after a little fine tuning.

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