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Title: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 01, 2015, 11:52:45 AM
Just came across this on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRAWvFSUEc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRAWvFSUEc#ws)

16 metres of continuous run, 36 metres of track in total, four trains can run simultaneously, baseboard is 85 x 200 cm .
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 01, 2015, 12:03:24 PM
Very clever but not my scene, I prefer less track more scenery , But each to their own.
Bob
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Chinahand on February 01, 2015, 12:34:16 PM
Very clever but not my scene, I prefer less track more scenery , But each to their own.
Bob

Not mine either but is just the sort of thing that would appeal to a very young, first time modeller.

I'm going to be a Grandfather to twins shortly and I'm hoping one of them is a boy which would give me an excuse to build something like this for him.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Agrippa on February 01, 2015, 12:44:58 PM
Good bit of fun , and that's the name of the game! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 01, 2015, 12:45:38 PM
Yes Chinahand I see your point if it gets youngsters started in the hobby then I suppose it's a good thing otherwise the hobby will die out.
Bob
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: sparky on February 01, 2015, 01:56:36 PM
Lots going on and no doubt plenty of fun....when you quickly look at the layout it looks like a scalextric set or maybe it's just my eyes !
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 01, 2015, 02:03:42 PM
Lots going on and no doubt plenty of fun....when you quickly look at the layout it looks like a scalextric set or maybe it's just my eyes !

That was my first impression too.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: jonclox on February 01, 2015, 02:22:05 PM
Lots going on and no doubt plenty of fun....when you quickly look at the layout it looks like a scalextric set or maybe it's just my eyes !

That was my first impression too.
and mine  :)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Western Exile on February 01, 2015, 03:42:12 PM
Lots going on and no doubt plenty of fun....when you quickly look at the layout it looks like a scalextric set or maybe it's just my eyes !

Same here!
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Malc on February 01, 2015, 04:52:45 PM
Very clever but not my scene, I prefer less track more scenery , But each to their own.
Bob

Not mine either but is just the sort of thing that would appeal to a very young, first time modeller.

I'm going to be a Grandfather to twins shortly and I'm hoping one of them is a boy which would give me an excuse to build something like this for him.
what happens, Trev, if they are both boys? Twice the fun?
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Chinahand on February 01, 2015, 05:03:12 PM
Very clever but not my scene, I prefer less track more scenery , But each to their own.
Bob

Not mine either but is just the sort of thing that would appeal to a very young, first time modeller.

I'm going to be a Grandfather to twins shortly and I'm hoping one of them is a boy which would give me an excuse to build something like this for him.
what happens, Trev, if they are both boys? Twice the fun?

Then I guess they will have to share it.

Don't know what I'm going to do if they're both girls though.  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Malc on February 01, 2015, 06:26:12 PM
My pal, who is a railway fanatic, had 3 daughters. They all had train sets. Now he has male grand children, they have train sets, so don't give up hope Trev.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: austinbob on February 01, 2015, 06:40:48 PM
Just came across this on Youtube:

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRAWvFSUEc[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRAWvFSUEc#ws[/url])

16 metres of continuous run, 36 metres of track in total, four trains can run simultaneously, baseboard is 85 x 200 cm .


You'd need a one track mind to plan that lot out!!
 ???
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 01, 2015, 10:49:38 PM
Given sufficient time, exposure to light and a steady diet of flexitrack, the infant layout shown in the first video will grow up into a big strapping room-filling monster.

Uebersicht über meine Modellbahnen (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTc1Leuh5yU#ws)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on February 01, 2015, 11:54:27 PM
How do you plan something like that?  :admiration:  :goggleeyes:
I have enough trouble trying to plan a single-track branch line!
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25807.msg277649#msg277649 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25807.msg277649#msg277649)  :helpneededsign:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 02, 2015, 12:12:11 AM
How do you plan something like that?  :admiration:  :goggleeyes:
I have enough trouble trying to plan a single-track branch line!

Actually I think those kinds of layouts are fairly simple to plan (construction is a different matter), as they're not really taking into account operations beyond running trains round and round, or scenery beyond fitting something in in whatever space is left, and are certainly not constrained by ambitions to model something approaching a real-world prototype. Not that I'm doing the latter myself, and I certainly tend to err on the side of "more track", though I still have faint hope of fitting the trains into the scenery rather than vice-versa.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: ScottyStitch on February 02, 2015, 07:21:08 AM
Very clever but not my scene, I prefer less track more scenery , But each to their own.
Bob

Not mine either but is just the sort of thing that would appeal to a very young, first time modeller.

I'm going to be a Grandfather to twins shortly and I'm hoping one of them is a boy which would give me an excuse to build something like this for him.

Even if it's a girl, you should build something like that anyway. Our hobbie is by no means gender specific, and neitehr it should be  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 02, 2015, 08:34:43 AM
I agree the hobby isn't gender specific We have some really good female Modelers on this forum and I know several other girls as well that model in the other scales.
Bob
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on February 02, 2015, 08:44:03 AM
How do you plan something like that?  :admiration:  :goggleeyes:
I have enough trouble trying to plan a single-track branch line!

Actually I think those kinds of layouts are fairly simple to plan (construction is a different matter), as they're not really taking into account operations beyond running trains round and round, or scenery beyond fitting something in in whatever space is left, and are certainly not constrained by ambitions to model something approaching a real-world prototype.
:sorrysign:  I should have said that planning for me involves trying to work out how to avoid my goods yards' point motors and wiring fouling the fiddle yards and reversing loops beneath, while allowing the prototype's river and road bridge to run below the platforms while keeping all the gradients at 3% or less... and I'm so mean that I want to be sure it will  work before putting a saw on a bit of wood! :headbutt:
 :beers: David
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 02, 2015, 09:13:02 AM
How do you plan something like that?  :admiration:  :goggleeyes:
I have enough trouble trying to plan a single-track branch line!

Actually I think those kinds of layouts are fairly simple to plan (construction is a different matter), as they're not really taking into account operations beyond running trains round and round, or scenery beyond fitting something in in whatever space is left, and are certainly not constrained by ambitions to model something approaching a real-world prototype.
:sorrysign:  I should have said that planning for me involves trying to work out how to avoid my goods yards' point motors and wiring fouling the fiddle yards and reversing loops beneath, while allowing the prototype's river and road bridge to run below the platforms while keeping all the gradients at 3% or less... and I'm so mean that I want to be sure it will  work before putting a saw on a bit of wood! :headbutt:
 :beers: David

Yup, that's what I'm trying to convey...  I reckon your planning process is actually much harder even with less track.  Best of luck! :beers: (says the squid with plans and nary a piece of fixed track...)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Pengi on February 02, 2015, 09:32:47 AM
Very envious :envy: Would love a layout like that. Particularly like the modern station with the ICE trains  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on February 02, 2015, 09:44:19 AM
Having just had a look at these videos, I shall venture comment.

Aye, they're both basically convoluted roundy roundy display kayouts. Great for entertaininhg people at shows, but little operating potential.

I have always admired the American concept of building a model railway (railroad) and operating it to prototype practice. Mind you, they have huge basements with plenty of room to build massive snaking peninsula type shelf layouts.

However, as I harp on so much about here, it is possible in the UK, as the classic 4mm layouts Buckingham and Borchester Market testify. Thankfully, both preserved.

George  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Papyrus on February 02, 2015, 10:58:03 AM
Very clever, but not really my cup of tea...

What I want to know is, how do you actually get to the castle? With that moat above, I would imagine the tunnel is permanently leaking. (Picky, picky, picky!)

Chris
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Agrippa on February 02, 2015, 12:36:39 PM
The layout's just a bit of (very expensive) fun so no grouchiness permitted ... :D
Ideal for running a 14xx and autocoach or a shunter's wagon

How about a grouch button?  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: scotsoft on February 02, 2015, 12:41:29 PM
I think the first layout shown is excellent and must have taken ages to work out all the twists and turns.  Great to run four trains and just sit and me mesmerised as they trundle round and round.  I can imagine the second one is going to take some time to get anywhere near finished, but another piece of great track planning in my eyes  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Tom U on February 02, 2015, 12:55:17 PM
Am I the only one who sees the sneaky misquote of Arthur Clarke's 2001?  When dave(?) sees "into" the obelisk?
I am in Sri Lanka at the moment (working) and am hoping to squeeze a day off to take the train from Colombo to Kandy and hope to sight Arthur's house.
If I got this all wrong, and my 2001 is right off topic, then please delete the post and blame it on the local Lion beer  :)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 02, 2015, 01:00:42 PM
Am I the only one who sees the sneaky misquote of Arthur Clarke's 2001?  When dave(?) sees "into" the obelisk?
Give this man a beer :) :beers:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Sipat on February 02, 2015, 01:04:35 PM
I'll see it and I'll raise you my 'Essence of New Street' layout...

http://youtu.be/JDn4aMORhPE (http://youtu.be/JDn4aMORhPE)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 02, 2015, 01:34:21 PM
Nah, you've got way too much empty space and not enough inclines and tunnels and track looping back on itself in inscrutable ways ;)


Seriously, the layouts I linked are impressive in their own way, not everyone's cup of tea
but fascinating to look at.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on February 02, 2015, 02:39:28 PM
What I want to know is, how do you actually get to the castle?
Chris
The macabre figure face down in the moat obviously had the same problem.  Why aren't the two men trying to pull her out?
David
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Headgardener on February 14, 2015, 11:43:56 AM
Given sufficient time, exposure to light and a steady diet of flexitrack, the infant layout shown in the first video will grow up into a big strapping room-filling monster.

Uebersicht über meine Modellbahnen (HD) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTc1Leuh5yU#ws[/url])
Nice but just imagine the number of track cleaning rubbers you would get through in a running session.  :jawdropping:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Chinahand on February 14, 2015, 12:03:43 PM
Track rubbers ???? Never !!!  :no:

Just a CMx Clean Machine and some IPA  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Geriatrix on February 15, 2015, 11:12:46 AM
You use Pale Ale to clean the track? Does it work?
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Post by: Jack on February 15, 2015, 11:16:40 AM
You use Pale Ale to clean the track? Does it work?

IPA = Isopropyl alcohol. Ebay is the cheapest place I've found.

Indian Pale Ale is for after track cleaning!  ;D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Trainfish on February 16, 2015, 01:30:41 AM
You use Pale Ale to clean the track? Does it work?


It does if you use enough of it!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/33/thumb_20592.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=20592)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/33/thumb_20511.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=20511)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on February 16, 2015, 02:27:54 AM
There's the voodoo doll hanging up for when the tracklaying doesn't go right, I see  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Chinahand on March 01, 2015, 12:11:33 PM
what happens, Trev, if they are both boys? Twice the fun?

Just got word that it is going to be 2 boys, due on 18th June, so I'd better get cracking on their layout.  :help:

With a bit of luck I might finish it before they are 4 years old.  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: jivebunny on March 01, 2015, 04:07:24 PM
Just got word that it is going to be 2 boys

To misquote a well-known shark-based film, "you're gonna need a bigger layout".

 :D

JB
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on April 24, 2015, 03:54:26 PM
Not quite in the same league as some of the previous layouts, but the diamond crossings help make up for it:
Crash at the crossing !!!!! N scale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyGCjIcSNZM#)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on April 24, 2015, 03:59:36 PM
Now this is more full of track:
Marklin Z Linha do Ze Version 5 -14 trains at the same time II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vCXLOpgPWo#)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Trainfish on April 27, 2015, 11:59:09 PM
Not quite in the same league as some of the previous layouts, but the diamond crossings help make up for it:
Crash at the crossing !!!!! N scale ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyGCjIcSNZM#[/url])


Good to see it's not just me it has happened to. Thankfully the presence of my 4 emergency stop buttons have minimised damage to my stock  :doh:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on August 17, 2015, 12:29:26 AM
Not N gauge, alas, but... it's alive!!!1!!

http://youtu.be/qUZVv0nr2rc (http://youtu.be/qUZVv0nr2rc)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bob Tidbury on August 17, 2015, 08:52:25 AM
Very clever but WHY ?
Bob
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: MikeDunn on August 17, 2015, 09:12:41 AM
Yeah, I was wondering that ... was he really that bored  ???
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: jivebunny on August 17, 2015, 07:20:53 PM
That hurt my eyes a bit  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on August 17, 2015, 11:27:47 PM
Very clever but WHY ?
Bob
So you (or one of us) doesn't have to  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bartercode on August 18, 2015, 12:13:08 AM
This one shows why it might be useful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtc__nxtQSc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtc__nxtQSc)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: MikeDunn on August 18, 2015, 09:05:16 AM
still fail to see how doing this could ever be useful ...

It's not as if it actually goes anywhere; a spiral to a hidden level (stock yard etc) - yes, I see how that is useful; but not this ...
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on August 18, 2015, 09:18:13 AM

Don't know what I'm going to do if they're both girls though.  :hmmm:

I expect plenty of our lady modellers here will be able to suggest something! :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on August 18, 2015, 09:29:04 AM
Post 46.
One way to get a long run in a short space, novel certainly, but what's the point?
By the way the intro said 228 cars and 9 locos - I must have miscounted somewhere because I only counted 215 and 8 locos  :goggleeyes:

But no,  :no:, I am not going to watch it again to do a recount  :D
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on September 23, 2015, 11:51:09 AM
Folded dogbone. Very folded.

http://youtu.be/GrKUovB4DqE (http://youtu.be/GrKUovB4DqE)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on September 24, 2015, 08:46:20 AM
Why is what appears to be a brake van on the end of a passenger train rather than the goods train?
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on October 17, 2015, 11:46:31 AM
For once not from Germany - the ultimate redefinition of the size unit "coffee table":

http://youtu.be/JQcVDnAMJzQ (http://youtu.be/JQcVDnAMJzQ)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on October 17, 2015, 03:52:39 PM
Anyone fancy a bit of track cleaning on that little lot?
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on October 23, 2015, 07:06:38 AM
And from Japan... a layout that could be described as "congealed".

http://youtu.be/GAmKHaejlLU (http://youtu.be/GAmKHaejlLU)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on November 17, 2015, 08:30:17 AM
http://youtu.be/7OtOu01WwdM (http://youtu.be/7OtOu01WwdM)

"it can run 33 trains at the same time"  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Railwaygun on November 17, 2015, 10:32:21 PM
It's a model railway Jim, but not as we know it!
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bob Tidbury on November 18, 2015, 10:27:35 AM
Sorry if I Upset anyone but the last clip ( in my opinion ) is not a model railway its a train set .
In my eyes a model railway tries to look like a real railway with realistic scenery such as fields or town scenes ,stations and yards etc etc .
A train set is just trains running round all over the place with no real sense of going anywhere .
THIS IS ONLY MY VIEW AND AS I SAID I DONT WANT TO UPSET ANYONE.
Some people might enjoy just watching trains going nowhere and I respect thier view . At the end of the day we are all just playing with very expensive toys and the most important thing is to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Bob
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: scotsoft on November 18, 2015, 12:36:56 PM
I enjoyed watching that video, getting all those trains set up must have taken quite some time. Whether it is a train set or a layout, it is something I could watch for a long time  ;)

Cheers John.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on November 18, 2015, 12:46:56 PM
Each to his own  :thumbsup: The above layout is impressive in its own way, but not to my taste either. But I must admit the reason I keep coming across these kinds of layouts is because I like looking for ones which interest me, and my tastes go more towards visually interesting than true to a particular prototype. Though I do intend that whatever I come up with will have some grounding in reality and make sense at the detail level, even if the track plan looks like Spaghetti Junction on rails. Mind you the ones on this thread are a bit extreme even for me ;).
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 18, 2015, 09:44:17 PM
 :hellosign: all, yes totally agree with Railsquid, could watch these videos over & over but build one, not quite as extreme.  :thankyousign: for sharing.
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 09, 2016, 12:04:48 AM
Another German track extravaganza, this time from the driver's viewpoint:
http://youtu.be/Rzl-6nN5GFc (http://youtu.be/Rzl-6nN5GFc)

(I think it's N, apologies if it isn't)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on January 09, 2016, 01:13:59 AM
That's a lot of track  :worried:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 09, 2016, 01:49:15 AM
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Railsquid, another nice video. Love lots of track.
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on January 09, 2016, 07:44:58 AM
Thanks, Railsquid.  :thumbsup:  It's interesting to see the construction and wiring from underneath, and that is a very impressive bridge.  Am I right in suspecting that the train went over points set the wrong way twice, and derailed the first time so that it had to be set in motion again?
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on January 09, 2016, 08:14:06 AM
That's what I thought... and I wouldn't like to keep all that track clean!
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: kmitchell on January 09, 2016, 08:29:28 AM
Another German track extravaganza, this time from the driver's viewpoint:
[url]http://youtu.be/Rzl-6nN5GFc[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/Rzl-6nN5GFc[/url])

(I think it's N, apologies if it isn't)


Hello railsquid, nice video. This layout is Ho C track, AC powered, from Marklin.  I have a Marklin HO vintage layout under development which includes a digital layout with this track system. 

Kibd regards

Ken in Australia
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on January 09, 2016, 08:38:58 AM
Still wouldn't like to clean it!  ;)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 15, 2016, 02:21:08 PM
How about this one then?

"Oh my god it's full of something which rhymes with track"

http://youtu.be/GhhfNoHjOlA (http://youtu.be/GhhfNoHjOlA)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 15, 2016, 02:33:00 PM
This Swiss extravaganza is not quite up to the usual standards of this thread due to track being imposed upon by vast swathes of actual scenery, but from about 3:50 onwards there's an impressive 3-level fiddle yard.
http://youtu.be/vm7QOS2q5lw (http://youtu.be/vm7QOS2q5lw)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on January 15, 2016, 03:58:37 PM
This Swiss extravaganza is not quite up to the usual standards of this thread due to track being imposed upon by vast swathes of actual scenery, but from about 3:50 onwards there's an impressive 3-level fiddle yard.
No need to apologise for scenery like that! Lovely little scenes like the horse being shoed and the queue of cars waiting to go onto the transporter!  Perhaps the test for inclusion in the thread could be "Can you draw a track diagram after you have watched it?" 
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: kmitchell on January 16, 2016, 02:10:53 PM
How about this one then?

"Oh my god it's full of something which rhymes with track"

[url]http://youtu.be/GhhfNoHjOlA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/GhhfNoHjOlA[/url])

 :greatpicturessign: now there is an idea.  Ken
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 20, 2016, 05:50:20 PM
 :hellosign: Railsquid thanks for sharing amazing scenery & what a fiddle yard.
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on May 01, 2016, 10:37:56 AM
An entry from Japan:

http://youtu.be/4yOAjmmKKwk (http://youtu.be/4yOAjmmKKwk)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on May 01, 2016, 12:16:15 PM
And is that control equipment, all DC?   :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Railwaygun on May 01, 2016, 06:34:12 PM
Does he have to take it up off the tatami before his wife gets home?
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on June 27, 2016, 11:57:30 AM
Another entry from Japan

Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: scotsoft on June 27, 2016, 04:29:38 PM
A suitable soundtrack for the video perhaps?

https://youtu.be/AWtCittJyr0

Cheers John.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Newportnobby on June 27, 2016, 04:36:37 PM
There's a scary amount of space for trains to fly off into :worried:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 30, 2016, 10:02:40 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Railsquid, the last two videos are excellent
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Webbo on July 01, 2016, 01:25:35 AM
That's a beauty Railsquid. Great trackwork.

The on board camera has a very good depth of field even if it does cause everything at close range to bow outwards. Presumably it has a rather wide angle lens. Any idea what kind of camera it is?

Webbo
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on July 01, 2016, 03:39:43 AM
No idea alas, nothing specific mentioned in the description or comments. It might be mentioned in another video but I don't have time to go through them all...
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on July 15, 2016, 03:26:11 AM
I challenge someone to come up with a track plan from watching this video (another entry from Japan):
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Webbo on July 15, 2016, 03:56:10 AM
The Japanese don't muck around. I like it!

Webbo
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 14, 2017, 06:30:35 AM
So much track, so little scenery
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on January 14, 2017, 06:45:51 AM
Yeah, well you guys are pushed for space over there I guess.....  ;)

Question: are they prototypical speeds? Some of those trains seem awfully fast for what I presume are interurbans?
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Webbo on January 14, 2017, 08:21:26 AM
Another great one RS. They are fine looking models too.

Webbo
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Steamie+ on January 25, 2017, 05:40:51 AM
Very clever but not my scene, I prefer less track more scenery , But each to their own.
Bob

Not mine either but is just the sort of thing that would appeal to a very young, first time modeller.

I'm going to be a Grandfather to twins shortly and I'm hoping one of them is a boy which would give me an excuse to build something like this for him.

Why just boys, girls can run trains has well can’t they Bob.     :thumbsup: :thumbsup:   
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on January 25, 2017, 05:55:21 AM
Some of the best modellers on this forum are ladies, folks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Trainfish on January 25, 2017, 09:34:21 PM
So much track, so little scenery

And so few passengers on the platforms too. It seems to be a recurring theme over there, and other places too. I'm going to have LOADS of people on my platforms  :P
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Steamie+ on January 26, 2017, 08:27:09 AM
So if it is in the countryside it will have that many people on it they will be falling onto the track, in America most of there stations are in the countryside and when i have seen films of their major towns and cities they are very busy indeed at certain times, just like over here and most of the world i would of thought. Still each to their own.     :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Webbo on April 20, 2017, 10:19:09 AM
Hi folks

Here is a layout that I think is pretty cool and fun even if it isn't particularly realistic. Not in the Japanese style of track everywhere, but pretty packed in even so.



Webbo
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: broadsword on April 20, 2017, 10:34:30 AM
Yep plenty of fun and that's the name of the game.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on April 23, 2017, 02:52:28 AM
Anotheer entry for the Japan Domestic Layout Prize:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Railwaygun on April 23, 2017, 07:34:01 PM
It may be just Ben me but the YouTube videos above don't show up on my iPad!!
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Railwaygun on April 23, 2017, 07:36:49 PM
It may be just Ben me but the YouTube videos above don't show up on my iPad!!

I can see the urls  if I quote the code but no image in the message.

Odd
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: LAandNQFan on April 23, 2017, 08:44:01 PM
It shows up ok for me - standard logged-on settings in Firefox.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: njee20 on April 23, 2017, 08:46:46 PM
They show up on my iPhone just fine too. 
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on August 06, 2017, 01:44:13 AM
Japan again: Facebook post with photos of a domestic layout (https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainmodel/permalink/2053055151647327/) (publicly viewable, no Facebook login required).
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on August 06, 2017, 04:20:28 AM
It's so scenic!!  :)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on August 12, 2017, 01:35:33 AM
And another entry from Germany, with English explanations.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: scotsoft on August 14, 2017, 09:46:01 AM
And another entry from Germany, with English explanations.

I think this is a brilliant layout and could play for hours on it  :claphappy:

Cheers John.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on August 14, 2017, 09:49:12 AM
Have to admit that one is pretty cool.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: marco neri on August 14, 2017, 06:05:17 PM
..especially for TEE lovers......very cool.....
BELLISSIMO!


Marco
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: zwilnik on August 14, 2017, 06:27:00 PM
And another entry from Germany, with English explanations.

I think this is a brilliant layout and could play for hours on it  :claphappy:

Cheers John.

Yup it's done quite sensibly too, no messing around trying to transition between heights, just different running loops. Also from the initial shot it looks like it could end up quite scenic.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: mattycoops43 on August 14, 2017, 06:51:26 PM
And another entry from Germany, with English explanations.

I think this is a brilliant layout and could play for hours on it  :claphappy:

Cheers John.

Yup it's done quite sensibly too, no messing around trying to transition between heights, just different running loops. Also from the initial shot it looks like it could end up quite scenic.

I may well be wrong, but it looks to me like a big anti clockwise spiral down from the top???
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: zwilnik on August 14, 2017, 06:53:35 PM
And another entry from Germany, with English explanations.

I think this is a brilliant layout and could play for hours on it  :claphappy:

Cheers John.

Yup it's done quite sensibly too, no messing around trying to transition between heights, just different running loops. Also from the initial shot it looks like it could end up quite scenic.

I may well be wrong, but it looks to me like a big anti clockwise spiral down from the top???

Nope, you're right. I didn't spot that :)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: zwilnik on August 20, 2017, 12:55:31 PM
I posted a video of Mum & her partner Dave's layout a few years ago in its earlier incarnation. They're very much followers of Rule 1 as they like to run and model whatever takes their interest and building the layout has kept them busy in their retirement :)

The last layout had a few problems though, one side was up against the wall so wasn't fully accessible and crawling under to get to the central control area was getting impractical. Then, just to really mess things up, a blackbird that had been getting more and more tame in the garden and coming into the doorway for scraps of food managed to sneak in one day, fly up to the railway room and completely vandalise the layout. It pecked buildings and scenery apart looking for grubs and even managed to tear up a lot of the track.

So, cue the Mk2 version of the layout. Moved away from the wall and reduced in floor space slightly, but with the central control well filled in (the centre section is removable, so all areas of the layout are within easy reach for modelling). Controls are now along the front edge of the layout.

Scenery and rolling stock are an eclectic mix of UK, European, US and Japanese, with Kato track all through. As always, it's a work in progress :)
One other oddity, is that Dave has all the tracks running clockwise, as it's easier to see where everything is going and control with just 1 person.

You'll understand immediately why it's in the "Oh my god it's full of track" section ;) It's a lot of fun to operate, with plenty of interest if you want to watch running trains or mess around with stuff in sidings.

Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 14, 2018, 12:11:24 AM
Scenery? What's that? Vertigo? Nope, never heard of it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainmodel/permalink/2136992576586917/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainmodel/permalink/2136992576586917/)

(Sorry, Facebook link, no login required)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 10, 2018, 10:26:48 AM
An unusally scenic entry from Japan, but off the scenic section there seem to be a lot of loops and bridges and layers of track.

Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Railwaygun on February 11, 2018, 02:13:15 PM
An unusally scenic entry from Japan, but off the scenic section there seem to be a lot of loops and bridges and layers of track.



do my eyes deceive me, or is it mainly Peco track??
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on February 11, 2018, 02:25:42 PM
An unusally scenic entry from Japan, but off the scenic section there seem to be a lot of loops and bridges and layers of track.



do my eyes deceive me, or is it mainly Peco track??

Yup, it certainly consists mainly of non-Tomix/Kato track.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on March 13, 2018, 11:18:32 PM
here is my entry for the video lol
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on September 07, 2019, 05:27:36 PM
Another entry from Germany:



Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDXGMSFfO4k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDXGMSFfO4k)
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Newportnobby on September 07, 2019, 05:51:59 PM
My Peco Book of N Gauge Track Plans must have that page missing.
Doing the scenics is gonna be fun :worried:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 12, 2020, 03:59:40 AM
An entry from Japan in the category "how many running loops can I fit into a compact space?"
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Bealman on January 12, 2020, 08:34:14 AM
Ok, Ian.

Couple of questions....

I didn't have Google Translator handy and maybe wasn't paying attention  :-[

So how big is that layout?

Kato or Tomix?

Cheers  ;) :beers:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Merrylee on January 12, 2020, 10:37:04 AM
Figures came up amongst the Japanese writing which were 3480mm x 1500mm,

Which i presume is the layout dimensions.

Ron
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 12, 2020, 11:02:51 AM
Correct, it's actually a bit bigger than I first imagined (I only had a quick skim through the video earlier). Also there are actually only four loops, ground-level double track loop and another double-track loop which is partially elevated and crosses over itself. Track is Kato.
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: Trainfish on January 12, 2020, 03:05:24 PM
I reckon there are at least 5. If you look around 9 minutes onwards there are at least 5 trains running anyway. There will be 5 on mine and a couple of automated shuttles but mine will be a bit more spread out than this one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oh my god it's full of track
Post by: railsquid on January 12, 2020, 03:28:24 PM
I reckon there are at least 5. If you look around 9 minutes onwards there are at least 5 trains running anyway.

You might be right, OTOH this is that rarest of Japanese layouts, a DCC layout, so it could be two trains on the same loop. I haven't looked at it in much detail mind.

I did also find this driver's eye view video of it (not advisable for those of a queasy disposition):

which shows a very daring maneuver from about 4:40.
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