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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #105 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???

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #106 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 :)

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #107 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.


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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #108 on: January 14, 2018, 12:11:24 AM »
Scenery? What's that? Vertigo? Nope, never heard of it.

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #109 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.

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #110 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.



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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2018, 11:18:32 PM »
here is my entry for the video lol

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #113 on: September 07, 2019, 05:27:36 PM »
Another entry from Germany:



Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDXGMSFfO4k
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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #114 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:

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #115 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?"
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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #116 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:
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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #117 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.

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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #118 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.
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Re: Oh my god it's full of track
« Reply #119 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:
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