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Re: choise
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2017, 06:57:39 AM »
Always good to hear of progress.

Re the sound insulation question, if the material is a 'rubber' based material it may do the trick if the plan is to reduce any drumming through the baseboard. I'd stay clear of anything like the felt stuff I have seen in various DIY sheds.

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Re: choise
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2017, 05:31:59 PM »
Well that's the baseboard built at last and If I must say so seeing that's its the first time I have built one it looks and fits into the space just right. After 15 years working with metal this wood stuff is a bit strange to me lol. I could not resist having a play with what I thought would be the final plan and now I am not sure which one to use but I will not bore you lot with that as I have shown enough plans on this thread as it is. Now to order the track as I am ordering enough for both plans as there is not a great deal of difference track bits wise. On wards and upwards.

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Re: choise
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2017, 06:19:16 PM »
Before you know it trains will be running.....................and then everything will slow to glacial progress.
Just don't ask how I know :-[

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Re: choise
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2017, 08:56:13 PM »
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Re: choise
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2017, 03:21:45 PM »
Ok final choice I promise as I just cant make up my mind which one and as I cant do them both It has to be one of them. Which one will have the greatest running potential (fun)after been built as I will have fun building any of them. Top or Bottom.




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Re: choise
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2017, 08:11:49 PM »
If you can get it to fit properly (in a couple of places it doesn't) then the bottom one purely because you have separate running ovals. How many stations are involved in that one?

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Re: choise
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2017, 08:42:32 PM »
There are 2 stations one at the top and one at the bottom. The middle bit will be a factory of some sort. The lines around the edge and across the board is the frame of the baseboard underneath so I will not block any point motors..

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Re: choise
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2017, 08:56:41 PM »
Great to get the plan going but just perhaps three stations on a board of the planned size (54"x33") may be one too many.

Good luck with the build and have fun.

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Re: choise
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2017, 09:17:24 PM »
There are 2 stations......... one at the top and one at the bottom.


@daveg
With a little amendment I think it's clearer what Bob means, Dave.
Bob - please make one of the stations a small halt for local trains as 2 stations within that distance for anything else does not seem right to me.

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Re: choise
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2017, 10:01:31 PM »
My mistake - apologies!  :-[

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Re: choise
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2017, 10:16:41 PM »
I would agree about the bottom layout. Two running loops has to be more fun!

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Re: choise
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2017, 11:00:16 PM »
As a novice, I would (am) going for two loops for greater variety and stock variants. Both look really nice but the bottom one looks better in my opinion.

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Re: choise
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2017, 12:05:25 PM »
If you like shunting (puzzles) then the first plan (without the coloured blocks) seems better. It looks as if it contains an Inglenook and a modified Timesaver. On the negative side,... at the right side there are two nasty bumps in the wide turn. (You plan with flex-tracks?). Is the central end station at a higher level? At the right there might be enough place for a screw-circle in a hill...

If watching running trains is what you aim at, then the second one with the two loops is preferrable.
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Re: choise
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2017, 12:20:26 PM »
They will both be done with code 55 flex track. I would like some shunting as it adds to the operation of the layout. The middle bit will be on the same level and be a factory of some sort. But you have lost me about the right side there are two nasty bumps in the wide turn and At the right there might be enough place for a screw-circle in a hill... Also the bit about It looks as if it contains an Inglenook and a modified Timesaver. Don't forget this if the very first time I have built a layout of any sort lol.

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Re: choise
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2017, 12:47:15 PM »
They will both be done with code 55 flex track. I would like some shunting as it adds to the operation of the layout. The middle bit will be on the same level and be a factory of some sort. But you have lost me about the right side there are two nasty bumps in the wide turn and At the right there might be enough place for a screw-circle in a hill... Also the bit about It looks as if it contains an Inglenook and a modified Timesaver. Don't forget this if the very first time I have built a layout of any sort lol.

Sharp bumps... a tight turn, then a bit straight, then a wide turn.... this is not harmonic turn, but a "bumpy" one.

The inner part looked to me like a head station as you find them on hills...  like a branch line that climbs into the hills

Look up "Inglenook" ( http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-inglenook.html ) and "Timesaver" ( http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-timesaver.html ) these are two classic shunting layouts. The Inglenook is at the top right. Whilst the inner part resembles a Timesaver.
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