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Author Topic: Gleneagles circa 1962  (Read 7893 times)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2013, 08:38:16 pm »
The alternativeis to build the baseboards as an open topped board with your track base on risers lifted up above the frame.  You could then have a track bed that rises and lowers so if one side rises as the other falls you can maximise the clearance whilst minimising the slope..  Remember that any clearance will need to allow for the thickness of the trackbed and rail height..

That sounds a good practical solution. Would it complicate baseboards though?

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2013, 08:39:41 pm »
Don't forget if you fit point motors under the baseboard not to do it where a road, for example, passes underneath. Believe me. it's been done before :-[

Yes, I am hoping to put out the baseboard construction to "Professionas" so I would hope that wouldn't be an issue but I guess wiser to know about this than not!
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2013, 10:25:40 pm »
The alternativeis to build the baseboards as an open topped board with your track base on risers lifted up above the frame.  You could then have a track bed that rises and lowers so if one side rises as the other falls you can maximise the clearance whilst minimising the slope..  Remember that any clearance will need to allow for the thickness of the trackbed and rail height..


That sounds a good practical solution. Would it complicate baseboards though?


Not really especially if you are using proffesional kit buily frames.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2013, 07:17:09 am »
Thanks Greybeema, that is great to see how the plan progresses to baseboard. That gives me more confidence going forward.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2013, 10:53:02 pm »
Having to delay any forward movement on baseboards due to financial issues. Had horrific vet expenses for a dog which I then had to put to sleep.

Will need to wait a few months beore moving forward physically.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2013, 02:45:42 am »
Having to delay any forward movement on baseboards due to financial issues. Had horrific vet expenses for a dog which I then had to put to sleep.

Will need to wait a few months beore moving forward physically.

 :( :(

I hope you can take solace in the fact that you did everything you could, regardless of the vet bills. We did similar with one of our cats recently.

Despite the expense,I am sure you will get back on your feet before too long and maybe your new layout can be a legacy for your dog.

It takes a while, but I hope you get over your loss

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2013, 04:16:43 am »
Sorry to hear about your dog, never easy to lose a pet :(


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2013, 08:36:07 am »
Sad news about your pet.

Always a tough thing to cope with-

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2013, 11:45:23 am »
 8) What lovely sunny dry warm weather we are getting. Spoilt really.

Anyway I stumbled across the "List of Materials" that you can get from AnyRail5 this morning.

Here is the news : -

Track lengths
NB-55, N Peco Finescale Code 55 NB-55. Turntable radius 151mm.   0.3 m
SL-300F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-300F. Flex 914.4mm. (wood)   76.41 m
SL-302F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-302F. Flex 914.4mm. (concrete)   0.97 m
SL-394F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-394F. Crossing 154mm. 10º   0.62 m
SL-E383F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E383F. Double crossover 271.5mm. 10º  (conductive frog)   2.18 m
SL-E386F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E386F. Right curved turnout 10º (conductive frog)   0.31 m
SL-E388F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E388F. Right turnout 163.5mm. (conductive frog)   0.95 m
SL-E389F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E389F. Left turnout 163.5mm. (conductive frog)   2.84 m
SL-E391F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E391F. Right turnout 123mm. (conductive frog)   4.69 m
SL-E392F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E392F. Left turnout 123mm. (conductive frog)   5.68 m
SL-E393F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E393F. Crossing 102.4mm. 20º  (conductive frog)   0.83 m
SL-E397F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E397F. Wye turnout 10º (conductive frog)   0.23 m
SL-E399F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 SL-E399F. Threeway turnout 153.25mm.   1.18 m
ST-1, N Peco Setrack Code 80 ST-1. Straight 87mm.   0.17 m
ST-15F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 ST-15F. Curve radius 263.5mm, angle 45º (R2)   0.41 m
ST-18F, N Peco Finescale Code 55 ST-18F. Curve radius 299mm, angle 45º (R3)   1.41 m
ST-3, N Peco Setrack Code 80 ST-3. Curve radius 228mm, angle 22.5º   0.9 m
ST-5, N Peco Setrack Code 80 ST-5. Right turnout 87mm.   3.19 m
ST-6, N Peco Setrack Code 80 ST-6. Left turnout 87mm.   4.61 m

Total track length:    107.89 m

I didn't realise there was a small code 80 straight and a curve. I'll need to track them down and eliminate. Also need to sort out wood sleepered track.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2013, 11:51:09 am »
10.2 scale miles of track :thumbsup:


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2013, 11:57:40 am »
Bit chilly here in Severaloaks!

Any Rail is an excellent package IMHO.

The report is really when pricing kit up. Bit scary all that track but it'll be huge fun laying it down and making everything work!

Within the numerous plans I have 'for next time' there are the odd bits of set track. I tend to use them when I can't quite get the flexi in the right place.

Good luck with Gleneagles. Hope you can get to all of the track 'cos you what will happen!

Can't wait to see some pics.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2013, 12:01:24 pm »
BTW, AnyRail can show you part numbers on the plan if you click the correct button!  :wave:

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #72 on: June 12, 2013, 03:17:19 pm »
BTW, AnyRail can show you part numbers on the plan if you click the correct button!  :wave:

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I used the Anyrail Forum. Chap there found problem straight away. I had a hidden layer I didn't know about. All sorted now and track requirements are reduced to 61.64m thankfully.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #73 on: June 12, 2013, 03:24:40 pm »
That's good news. Only a small fortune for track rather than a huge one, then!  :D

Actually it's the points that cost the real money, flexi is value for money, I think.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #74 on: June 12, 2013, 04:28:16 pm »
Yes flexi very good and better in bulk! Double Crossover will be 56 though!

Priced by MRD website it seems to total just over 300

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