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125x60 and a bit!
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:32:52 PM »
The title is the size of the board, in millimetres, the bit will become obvious later. Comments are very welcome. Forget the horrible colours,they are there to help my befuddled brain. Withy Jct is taking a long time to complete to the stage of running trains so I thought of something smaller so that I can run trains and also run in a couple of new ones I have and check others after a service.
The base is a sheet of rigid insulation foam braced with what ever wood I had to hand. The original idea was to make a small 0n30 mini layout with some old kit I have but :ngauge: rules.
This also has to be a low cost effort using leftovers though a circle of set track will have to be bought.



This is the first idea but the head shunt is very short and doesn't give much operational interest.



The second idea using 1st rad set track. As I need to run tender locos I think 1st rad is too tight.


Similar but with 2nd rad curves. Very near the edge but anti-fall protection will be made. The "bit" now could be used to make the baseboard slightly wider so 2nd rad curves are a little safer but would make the baseboard heavier. I can carry it with one hand at the moment. I will have to buy a couple more points for this one. Perhaps a bit more stock as well to justify the postage :)-
The brown lines are backscenes, blue water, though in the last one the track has jumped off the bridge and the rectangles are industries yet to be decided on.
Ideas please-
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 06:36:20 AM »
That looks interesting.  As far as Withy Junction is concerned, take your time.  I rushed along to get my trains running and now, a year later, I think I'm paying the price with continual snags arising.  I feel like stripping it all down and starting again.
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 08:06:10 AM »
Hi Brian,

I'd go with option 3. It looks an attractive little layout. A short headshunt would not be that unusual where the lay of the land prevented a longer one. Cant Cove has a headshunt partly built out into the actual Cove. It is fairly long compared with the pair of quite short sidings (prototypical for North Cornwall) except that it also gives access to the loco shed (there is just enough room for a Bulleid Light Pacific to access it).

Cant Cove has a similar lightweight compound baseboard: rigid insulation foam on a lightweight wooden base. A big advantage of the insulation foam is that it is easy to landscape (like the sunken lane near the loco shed at Cant Cove) plus it deadens sound.

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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 08:21:00 AM »
Hi Brian,

Good idea to get things running and keep the Mojo going.

All looks good to me.

Perhaps a causeway through the water, with the small bridge, to save you buying more bridges. Here's the one at Poole for potential inspiration .......

https://table158photography.weebly.com/uploads/8/2/1/2/8212554/mj0363.jpg.

Looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

EDIT PS Agree with Chris so Option 3 and hence the water suggestion.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 08:24:33 AM by weave »

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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 08:33:32 AM »
Hi Brian,

Good idea to get things running and keep the Mojo going.

All looks good to me.

Perhaps a causeway through the water, with the small bridge, to save you buying more bridges. Here's the one at Poole for potential inspiration .......

https://table158photography.weebly.com/uploads/8/2/1/2/8212554/mj0363.jpg.

Looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

EDIT PS Agree with Chris so Option 3 and hence the water suggestion.

I've been over that line to Poole quite a few times and agree with Chris (Weave) that a version of that would be excellent and save the cost of buying a much longer bridge. (I may even have a spare bridge which was too long for Cant Cove but like the one at Poole.)

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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 02:00:51 PM »
The title is the size of the board, in millimetre

Ideas please-

My idea is 125 x 60 in millimetres is 5 inches x 2Ĺ inches (roughly)
Can you go a bit bigger, d'you think? :D ;)

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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 04:15:17 PM »
move the  head shunt    30  degrees  north ?

so it  is   straight and  you  gain  a  few  more  mms ?
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »
The title is the size of the board, in millimetre

Ideas please-

My idea is 125 x 60 in millimetres is 5 inches x 2Ĺ inches (roughly)
Can you go a bit bigger, d'you think? :D ;)

Oops :doh: Read centimetres. Too much rush-
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 06:30:23 PM »
Hi Brian,

Good idea to get things running and keep the Mojo going.

All looks good to me.

Perhaps a causeway through the water, with the small bridge, to save you buying more bridges. Here's the one at Poole for potential inspiration .......

https://table158photography.weebly.com/uploads/8/2/1/2/8212554/mj0363.jpg.

Looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

EDIT PS Agree with Chris so Option 3 and hence the water suggestion.

Thanks for the photo. A good idea though I have a couple of bridges. The last plan  was done in a hurry and I didn't move the bridge in line with the track.
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 06:37:53 PM »
Thanks all for the replies. I'll go with the last one but try to do without the "bit" and if it's necessary when I see the track down I'll add a little bulge in the base to protect the track. I want to keep the weight down-
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 08:15:19 PM »
Bit late as you say the decision had been made but yes, Iím with version 3 too.
I like Chrisí (weave) idea about a causeway.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 08:47:20 PM »
Bit late as you say the decision had been made but yes, Iím with version 3 too.
I like Chrisí (weave) idea about a causeway.

Thanks. Yes I think I'll try and incorporate a causeway. My idea is to put a second layer of insulation board on top and cut an elevated section where the blue is. I can shape it similar to Weave's photo.
I'm sorry I must hold you in partial blame for this slight change in direction :). I've had this in the back of my mind for a while but your layout in a case pushed me into mobility!
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 08:51:38 PM »
Bit late as you say the decision had been made but yes, Iím with version 3 too.
I like Chrisí (weave) idea about a causeway.

Thanks. Yes I think I'll try and incorporate a causeway. My idea is to put a second layer of insulation board on top and cut an elevated section where the blue is. I can shape it similar to Weave's photo.
I'm sorry I must hold you in partial blame for this slight change in direction :). I've had this in the back of my mind for a while but your layout in a case pushed me into mobility!
Iím glad that I was able to get you moving.
Have fun. Iím looking forward to the build.
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 09:17:59 PM »
I shall get an order off for some bits but it could take up to 2 weeks for the parcel to arrive. I do envy you lot with next day delivery.
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Re: 125x60 and a bit!
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2018, 08:42:08 PM »
Bits have arrived so after this I'll move across to the construction.


The plan! Not set in stone but will be close. "The bit" is a small extension to the board to prevent accidents to locos and stock. The dotted lines are where backscenes will be built.
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