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Offline sutton steam

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where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:52:36 PM »
Hi, i am a first time layout builder [ and probably the last at 79 ] i want to build a twin track on the 2x4 x 9mm board that i have just bought but not sure where to start...any help greatly appreciated,,,thank you ....alan :help:

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 01:14:57 PM »
You probably need to provide a bit more information - period is of some relevance as is whether you a looking for a "round and round" design and whether you want a fiddle yard or not. Also whether you want to use flexible track, the Peco set-track, or the clip together Kato track ?

Peco do some books of plans - most of the Peco plans assume a 2'3" wide basboard but a fair number of those will in fact fit on 2' although you'll have little room for scenery close to the edge (although its not hard to extend scenery out from the front of a board)

Peco plans 1a, 1b and 1c might be useful as well as plan 5 (although thats  4'6 long)

Maurice at Osborns also has a handy service for people setting up where you can buy all the track you need in one package for the Peco plans - also a handy way of pricing it out !

http://www.osbornsmodels.co.uk/

then look under track and sundries/peco/track packages in a box


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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 02:38:21 PM »
Hi Alan - welcome to the forum :wave:
As EP has said we need a little more to go on to provide the best help. This will need to include what sort and size locos you wish to run as many of them don't like small radius curves.

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 02:44:57 PM »
Alan - more US based but may give you some ideas  http://www.cke1st.com/m_train2.htm#topopage

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 02:50:15 PM »
Welcome to the clan Alan, we all start somewhere good luck with your project. One of the Peco set teak plans will definitely help you for a start, available from most model shops and Evil Bay :)

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 02:56:39 PM »
Hi Alan

Here are a couple of sites which might be of interest to you

http://www.freetrackplans.com/Layout-Plans.php

http://www.carendt.com/microplans/index.html

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 02:58:10 PM »
Here is some great inspiration for you, http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9421.0
Its not my layout, but a fellow member who has put a lot of hard work in so far and i have enjoyed reading his experiences.

If you cant find a track plan in the plan books and your not 'afraid' to use a computer a bit, it may be worth having a look at one of the CAD layout design programs ( I use scarm) you can make the baseboard size than play around with various track makes.

Link to scarm here http://www.scarm.info/index_en.html#download

Hope this helps a bit  :thumbsup:
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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 03:13:05 PM »
Hi Alan, there are some other 4 x 2 layouts on the forum that might give you some ideas, Cridmore Yard is one. If you search the forum on 4x2 you will find them. There are quite a few posts because we have a member called 4x2

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 03:42:00 PM »
 :welcomesign:

Hello. My layout is 4x2. Its under kent coast br(s)  :) Its a twin track layout with a couple of sidings. I used a program called anyrail to plan the track and you can download a free version. Should be enough for what you need. Good luck with the build, theres lots of helpful people on here who can help at any stage.

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 05:58:29 PM »
Thanks Mike, i downloaded everything from the site you mentioned  but all i get is a blank white screen

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 06:16:47 PM »
Tanks to all of you for your replies. i have found the one i need on the american site sugested by Laurence

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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 08:12:29 PM »
Alan - more US based but may give you some ideas  http://www.cke1st.com/m_train2.htm#topopage


Nice one Lawrence, I was just about to post this link myself but thought I would check if anyone else had done so, just as well I did, this has to be the best web based track plan website on the www.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: where can i find a 2x4 ft layout plan
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 09:14:30 PM »
Tanks to all of you for your replies. i have found the one i need on the american site sugested by Laurence

So we can all look forward to following your build then  ;)
Which one did you go for in the end?

 

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