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Author Topic: Gleneagles circa 1962  (Read 8145 times)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2013, 09:47:30 pm »
Full station area and branch line with fictional loco facilities. Based on Gleneagles 1953 track plan. Planning to run as a mainline/heritage set-up but combined with regular freight option up branch line...........

Now I just have to fit it in my garage......


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2013, 09:51:04 pm »
Looks very interesting.
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2013, 09:58:24 pm »
 :laughabovepost:

It is across the road and behind the back scene.........

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2013, 12:07:12 pm »
Excellent plan.

I shall be following this closely   :)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2013, 02:21:21 pm »
Now then, I've got the measurements for the layout now. It needs to fit within 2.9m by 2.4m in my garage.

The plan comes in at 2.76m x 1.86m so far so good. A few things to tidy up due to using trial version of Anyrail, but the basics is now there....

What baseboard system to use?


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2013, 02:46:04 pm »
Now that is a nice layout only if I had the space, I wish you the best of luck with that, personally I would use 9mm ply but that is my opinion.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2013, 10:23:51 pm »
I seriously suggest you run the fan of LH points at the right hand end of the outer fiddle yard (top right) from a LH point off the curve so as to avoid the kink of turning left then right into the yard. You'll also get slightly longer tracks in the outer fiddle yard as a result :thumbsup:

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2013, 05:38:04 pm »
Ok, now I have reduced it and re-allocated elements to fit in a space 2.9m by 1.8m

Not sure I have addressed all concerns as yet.


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2013, 11:18:19 pm »
I seriously suggest you run the fan of LH points at the right hand end of the outer fiddle yard (top right) from a LH point off the curve so as to avoid the kink of turning left then right into the yard. You'll also get slightly longer tracks in the outer fiddle yard as a result :thumbsup:

Yes, I see what you mean. I've played around with it and will incorporate that in next update. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I also got my scaling wrong on the bottom half of the layout. 1.2m instead of 0.9m so some adjustment to do..... :dunce:
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 09:52:09 pm by Arrachogaidh »

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2013, 07:34:39 pm »
Cool plan. Lots of wires...
Are you going to have a hole to pop up through to interfere with what's going on ( or off) the tracks? Or are you able to access all sides?

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2013, 08:02:55 pm »
Cool plan. Lots of wires...
Are you going to have a hole to pop up through to interfere with what's going on ( or off) the tracks? Or are you able to access all sides?

All wires will be underneath, no OHLE here....  :help:  I see what you mean about accessing the track. There will be access all round and all track will actually be within an arms length so should "The Hand of God" be required to rescue anything it should be manageable.

But we are a way to go before we get to that stage as yet.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2013, 07:38:52 pm »
Ok, revised the top RH corner as suggested.

I think this is now near enough finalised.

Wondering about DCC for this.


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2013, 08:49:20 pm »
Very nice indeed. 8)

That looks like a bit of a complication with the reversing loop formed by the Comrie branch line...  :confused1:

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2013, 09:27:08 pm »
Can I suggest a change to the top right to allow you up to 18% more track for the same space?



or to maximise storage space even more, a change that adds nearly 33% more track!



Of course if you have other ideas for this space, feel free to ignore my suggestions  :)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2013, 11:52:29 pm »
Can I suggest a change to the top right to allow you up to 18% more track for the same space?
or to maximise storage space even more, a change that adds nearly 33% more track!
Of course if you have other ideas for this space, feel free to ignore my suggestions  :)

Wow, Can I do that?  I'll give it a try...... Will post result next week.

Thanks Leo1961

 

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