working on a new layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by who_dat73, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    I am working on this track plan for N scale in Model RR'r Oct. issue but when its all cut and I placed temp blocks in place that 4" elevation in the top left corner looks really really high does this look right to anybody else or do you think I should change my elevations.
    It is 21x42inches

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  2. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    4 inches does sound like alot. If that is a 4' x 8' layout, then I estimate a 3.3% grade to get from 0 inches at the lower right to 4 inches at the upper left. I would consider cutting the elevations in half, although I haven't really looked at the plan to determine if the 4 inch rise is their for a reason.

    Are you sure you don't want to do a shelf layout instead?:cool:
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Actually, I would leave out the grade and follow the scenery example. On a layout like that with the track going up and down for no real reason, it tends to look like a roller coaster. Toy like. My opinion.

  4. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    The more I sit and look at the photo and think about the board maby I might just have everything at a two in elevation and drop into the 0 and one inch in the creek/vally area but keep the ideas going
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I think the elevations are completely cuckoo. The layout is less than 2 feet by 4 feet. Some of the elevation markers look to be about a foot apart for a 1" difference -- that's 8%. I would go with cutting the elevations down to a quarter or less of what they show, or even making it flat.
    I think there is something seriously wrong in MR's proofing department; maybe the plan was original for Garden Railways.
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    You're right. I just noticed it says 21 x 42. And a 4 inch rise in those deminsions is completely off.
  7. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Yea I cut two inch blocks last night and set them in and still looks awfully high but I am gonna keep expermenting maby send a note to the MRR post office in the mag
  8. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    A few pics of the progress so far on my new portable from MRR what you think so far?

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  9. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    The retaining wall in the last pic is BAD TO THE BONE! :thumb:
  10. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    coming along pretty good whodat.
  11. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    The wall was made from match sticks took a while but took small box matches and trimmed each one then stacked them all along the wall there gluing them all in place one at a time.
    wife said I had to much time on my hands but I told her better then sitting in the bar huhsign1
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Like the wall. Good idea using matchsticks.
    Hmmmm...Do I see a "How too..." coming up for the next issue of the E-mag?
  13. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Hey 88 you tell me how to I will tell them how to do just give me the info and away we go!!
  14. roch

    roch Member

    I agree with you.

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