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Offline fastmoggy

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new layout 5'11"X3'
« on: September 06, 2020, 10:56:26 AM »

Views of my new 'smaller layout :'( 'at 5'11" X 3' . had to be smaller to fit in the space i had  Also needed to be portable unlike the last one which was a healthy 8'X3
All points at the rear of the board bar one have point motors on.
I originally wanted to base the station loosely on the GCR Loughborough as its just down the road so one island platform with a smaller station to work the branch line train.
the sidings at the rear are for holding rolling stock with the head shunt for shunting into the goods yard. A single road engine shed with another track at the side will be at the end of the outside loop past the station.
No name as of yet but working on it.  :D


« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 10:58:21 AM by fastmoggy, Reason: picture missing »

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Re: new layout 5'11"X3'
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 11:04:33 AM »
Just wondering what your scenery plans are?

All the shunting action seems to be up against the back wall, most inaccessible place?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: new layout 5'11"X3'
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 11:06:37 AM »
No crossovers on the 2 loops?

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Re: new layout 5'11"X3'
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 03:44:26 PM »
It all looks very neat and tidy.  I wish I could work like that!    :-[
Mike

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly.

Current layout project: Halfway - https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=48537.0

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Re: new layout 5'11"X3'
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 04:45:00 PM »
Just wondering what your scenery plans are?

All the shunting action seems to be up against the back wall, most inaccessible place?
no worries, ive got dapol magnetic un-couplers. Also the layout is only about 3 feet high so reaching to the back, if needed, shouldn't be a problem.
All but one point have point motors fitted and working. The cross over at the back is a bit of a concern if something goes wrong, and i bet it will! so the back scene will need to be able to lift out plus for track cleaning. The crossover was a bit of a compromise although a scissors cross over would have been a better idea.
 

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Re: new layout 5'11"X3'
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 04:49:28 PM »
No crossovers on the 2 loops?
its at the back, not the best place i know and im not an expert builder but it all works. loosing 2 feet didn't help  :(

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Re: new layout 5'11"X3'
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 04:53:53 PM »
It all looks very neat and tidy.  I wish I could work like that!    :-[
thanks for the nice comment  :D  i think the worst thing about building this layout was the lack of availability of track hence a lot of set track, no doubt to the covid issue.  :veryangry:
 
 

 

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