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My first layout
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:52:38 PM »
These are the layout plans for my first layout,




I will use Peco Setrack
dimensions are 2' 6" by 5'
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 12:55:34 PM by Trainboy03 »

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 02:40:17 PM »
Any reason why you are not carrying on the two tracks all the way round. having two loops would give you twice as many trains running at once.

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 03:47:56 PM »
Yes. It looks fine to me.
Id also consider rwo tracks right round but it might be this is how you want it - especially if you only ever want to run one train.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: My first layout
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 11:34:31 PM »
I have one track for operating interest and so I can have the angled yard.

I have an extension plan that could be added too.

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 01:45:17 AM »
If you want a version with dual tracks all around here it is:




I don't much like it because adds a hunk of track to the side of the layout.

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 10:21:54 AM »
I think you'll find people are thinking more of the 2nd line being in the inside oval. In other words, at the right hand side where the inner oval emerges from the tunnel put a left hand point in and continue the track round to meet the inner line on the left hand side. Then put in a right hand point to take the line up to your sidings (which would give you longer sidings) and the line that loops around in the middle.
Thinking further, as you have crossovers at the top you could do away with a crossover at the right hand side completely.
No 'hunk of track to the outside'
Lastly, I see you're in the States but if you run UK stock, the outer oval travels clockwise so run an imaginary train round to see if you have points where you want them.

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 04:02:19 PM »
So like this?



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Re: My first layout
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 04:13:21 PM »
At the bottom it would now be possible to eliminate the double-crossover. This would allow you to remove the crossing turnout and only use simple and more reliable turnouts.
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Re: My first layout
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 04:52:15 PM »
So like this?




Yes, but I'd remove the diamond crossing and its point and put a RH point where the diamond is which is, I think, what Alexander is saying.

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 04:55:20 PM »
So the point at the bottom in white. Move it up to replace the X crossing.

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Re: My first layout
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 04:57:25 PM »
So the point at the bottom in white. Move it up to replace the X crossing.

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All I'd say is that any train running into the sidings on the left will end up with the loco buffer locked i.e. pinned against the buffers by the train. Not really a problem if using DCC but a little more effort required with DC

 

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