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Offline jeepee

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By way of introduction
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:55:52 pm »
Hi Everyone.
 I am in the process of starting my first N scale railway .I am at the baseboard/planning stage. I bought a BR39 loco when I was in Aachen earlier this year and so as a result going for a DB epoch 3/4 German railway.
 Hopefully I can pick a few brains for Ideas and in return share a few of my own misdemeaners and catastrophes.looking forward to taking part in the forum.

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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 03:58:31 pm »
Hi jeepee, and welcome to the forum. :wave:
What sort of size space do you have for a layout?

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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 04:03:34 pm »
Welcome aboard Jeepee.
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 04:07:24 pm »
I only have room for a 6ft x 2ft layout, but I am thinking of a rad 1 oval with a station loop, then round the back a small branch line that goes up a viaduct to a second level at the one end. at the top will be a small halt and a few buildings . on the branch line I want to run a diesel rail bus. on the mainline I will be running the BR39 with five carriages  through a tunnel at the end under the second level. second level will not be very high as I will have to use an incline  to get there.

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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 04:08:52 pm »
 :welcomesign: jeepee.
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 04:09:18 pm »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 04:20:10 pm »
Welcome aboard.

Is there any way that you can obtain a little bit of additional width?

2'6" gives more potential than 2', including second and third radius curves on a double track oval.  These look better than first and second radius curves and tend to give improved running.  If a single track oval, then 2'6" allows second radius curves and a fair bit of room at each side for loops and/or sidings.


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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 05:03:53 pm »
Hiya jeepee and welcome aboard! :wave:
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 06:46:59 pm »
Hi jeepee and welcome to the forum.
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 07:30:47 pm »
John.
   2ft is all I can do at the moment ,space in the spare bedroom is at a premium (plus that is the size board I am lumbered with} :)

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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 07:34:26 pm »

 that is the size board I am lumbered with

Was that a deliberate play on words?  :)
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 08:24:30 pm »
G'day from Australia, jeepee, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2018, 08:40:32 pm »
Welcome to the forum, good to see another modeller of the German scene joining the fold.  I'm modelling more modern era but I do keep a selection of MuseumsLoks!

Must admit my first thought was can you squeeze a bit more than 2' but if you can't, you can't.  6' x 2' certainly isn't huge, but if you hunt around for track plan books from the continental manufacturers you should be able to find some inspiration. They're usually pretty good at designing "play value" into small layouts.
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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 09:07:30 pm »
Is there any way that you can obtain a little bit of additional width?

Oreos and Mars Bars work for me :D

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Re: By way of introduction
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 11:57:51 am »
:welcomesign: jeepee, loads of help and advice on here  :thumbsup:

 

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