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Offline bobby098

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new layout small
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:52:40 PM »
hi all,    well I started this little layout its 3ftx2ft6in its going to be a spilt scene , I have put the track down but not pin it down yet , the wiring side of it I am not to sure     I would like to run two trains maybe 1 just shunting down the bottom while the other can just go around ? if you get what I mean ... pictures of layout ....    any help would be grateful  please  ..   cheers bob 
 










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Re: new layout small
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 09:18:24 PM »
That looks like an interesting layout, if you want to  run two trains, one shunting at
the bottom and one going round the oval the 2  tracks will have to be on separate
power sources and isolated from each other. This depends on what type of
points you are using, insulfrog (insulated) or electrofrog (conducting). If
you can detail the types used and their positions it will be easier to give you
advice, hope this helps.

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Re: new layout small
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 09:27:21 PM »
PS on   insulated points (insulfrog)  the  frog (V shaped section where the tracks meet)
is usually black plastic, on  conducting points  (electrofrog) the frog is all metal.

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Re: new layout small
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 10:13:06 PM »
hi , yes sorry all points are peco insulfrog  6 points at the front with 1 at the back  hope that helps   cheers bob
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 10:14:34 PM by bobby098 »

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Re: new layout small
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 11:21:18 PM »
The following assumes your layout is DC
and that you have two controllers.

If all points are insulfrog you can supply the loops
with power at the track near where the fan heater is,
this will power the inner and outer loops and loop
sidings depending on whether the points are open or closed.

For the sidings I would sugggest inserting
a short section of straight track between the
two adjoining points and supply the power there
this will allow movement between the three sidings.

If you wanted to run a train from the sidings to the
loops you could park the loop train in one of the loop
sidings then switch off the loop controller
and use the power supply from the sidings controller.

One point is that if you are shunting with a small
loco like an 0-6-0 tank etc it may stall on the
points so it may be necessary to run additional
power to the sidings as well from the appropriate controller.

Hope this helps, sounds complicated but really quite straightforward
« Last Edit: June 25, 2017, 07:44:47 AM by broadsword, Reason: spelling »

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Re: new layout small
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017, 08:20:24 AM »
 thank you  :thumbsup:

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Re: new layout small
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 10:36:22 AM »
By the way , I forgot to mention the reason for having a short straight section
between the points is that it would be difficult to attach wires to the  end
of the points (single track part) and you couldn't fit them at the Y part
due to the insulation, also if you are going to have point motors it
will give more room for each motor to be installed.

Good luck with the layout !
« Last Edit: June 25, 2017, 10:37:35 AM by broadsword, Reason: spelling »

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Re: new layout small
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2017, 01:14:34 PM »
By the way , I forgot to mention the reason for having a short straight section
between the points is that it would be difficult to attach wires to the  end
of the points (single track part) and you couldn't fit them at the Y part
due to the insulation, also if you are going to have point motors it
will give more room for each motor to be installed.

Good luck with the layout !
Seconded. I've just discovered this when I started preparing to lay the entrance to my fiddle yard  :o
Tony

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