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MOD TMD DCC
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:02:00 PM »
Evening all!   :)

I'm going to make a start on a small layout this weekend.  I like the idea of this plan below.



The area on the right of the blue line will be a traverser, where I intend to store three or more loco's.  This will be a DCC layout, so I can finally test out my Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2, and my class 58.

The track will be just leftover pieces of peco flexitrack and any points I have left from the past.   :)

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 11:52:45 PM »
Looks good to me Tank.... :thumbsup:
Looks like a good plan for a diesel stabling/refeuling point with a loco repair shed...imho
I'l be interested to see your idea for the traverser :thumbsup:

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 02:52:40 PM »
Thanks Dock Shunter.  Yes, it most probably will be a TMD, as I have a spare shed to put on it.   :thumbsup:

Here are some pictures of the progress today.  Apologies for the poor quality of the pics, but I couldn't be bothered to get the DSLR out.   :smiley-laughing:  Halted at the moment due to the Rugby.  COME ON ENGLAND!!!


The MDF that I got for free from work...


The traverser...




That's all for now.  Once the glue dries on the supports and underside of the traverser I can lay out the track.

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 03:47:59 PM »
 :o The idea for your traverser is simple Tank.........it's so simple it's bloody brilliant :thumbsup:
Looking forward to seeing your layout develope... :thumbsup:

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 06:33:45 PM »
Very good start so far. The traverser is a good idea.

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 09:10:33 PM »
Looks like a nice little layout in the making Tank :thumbsup:

How did you find using anyrail?
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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 09:16:24 PM »
Thanks everyone!  Yes, nice and simple.  I'm just playing about really, as I'll be 'layout-less' when Findus gets my old layout.  I'll need something to set up my new rolling stock on!  ;D

Confession:  I didn't make that diagram, I stole it off of a website!   :angel: :angel: :angel:   :smiley-laughing:  I have had a play with the program though, and it's easy to use.  I think I must have been confused with another program which I found impossible. :-\

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 09:21:20 PM »
  I have had a play with the program though, and it's easy to use.  I think I must have been confused with another program which I found impossible. :-\

 :smiley-laughing:
Thats sounds like XTrkCad or Templot
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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 11:45:51 AM »
I was going to use my Peco concrete flexi track, and then I thought about using code 55.....now I'm thinking about the 2mm Association Easitrac (concrete Code 40).

What does everyone else think?!  I'd love to do the Easitrac, but the work on the points/turnouts scares me!   :o :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 12:35:56 PM »
Hi Tank,

If you'll get a buzz out of hand building the track then I say go for it. If on the other hand it's just for the look and you think of it as a chore to build, then I personally would go with rtr track.

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 02:47:43 PM »
I was going to use my Peco concrete flexi track, and then I thought about using code 55.....now I'm thinking about the 2mm Association Easitrac (concrete Code 40).

What does everyone else think?!  I'd love to do the Easitrac, but the work on the points/turnouts scares me!   :o :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

You could always use easitrac with peco points, and the advantage is all your rtr stock will run fine. Otherwise you will need to build the easitrac points to n gauge standards - have a look in 'n'spirations3' for more details,


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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 06:51:37 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone.

I hadn't thought of using easitrac and peco points.  Will they be compatible?  I don't think I could afford to swap all the wheels on all of my rolling stock!

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2011, 10:24:54 PM »
Hi Tank

Any progress on this layout - It would be great to see some more pics of the traverser.

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2011, 11:01:31 AM »
Funnily enough I spent yesterday evening gathering together my used track and points.  Once I got downstairs I counted four fish plates.  :thumbsdown:  I bought two packs, so fingers crossed they'll be indoors when I get home from work. :-\

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Re: Small DCC layout.
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2011, 07:26:12 PM »
Excellent!

Would you mind if I stole your traverser design for use on one end of my layout?

 

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