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Offline Robert_Salter

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N Gauge track plan
« on: October 09, 2019, 08:41:36 PM »
Hi all.

New to the forum just wanted to post my trackplan for my 6x2 branch line layout set in the western region of BR in the 1960s.

Going to be DC with under board point motors.

What do you all think.

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 09:54:52 PM »
Looks good to me, Robert.... what kind of track is that, please?

Some of our planning gurus will no doubt be along shortly.

My only thought would be that I hope you won't regret not making it double track. Of course, it wouldn't be a branch line anymore, I guess.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 10:33:35 PM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 10:30:07 PM »
The part numbers are a mix of Peco Set track (ST-**) and code 80 streamline (SL-**).

Looks good to me, I echo Bealman's thoughts that double track may give more interest, but may be a bit of a squeeze.

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 06:13:03 PM »
Yeah, I have considered double track but I donít really have the space to make it wider.  I do kinda like branch lines anyway.  Regardless Iím in charge of a much bigger layout at our model Railway club so I have plenty of mainline stuff to do on that.

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 06:40:47 PM »
track plan really looks like there is plenty of operating potential and interest. my only point would be to help identify points and so people can comment would be to mark them ABC x123 etc on your plan

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 06:44:44 PM »
Well all but one of them are Peco medium electrofrogs. Apart from one curved electrofrog at the right hand end of the loop just before the yard entrance.

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 06:56:45 PM »
was only mentioning as i did withing ' my 2 x 4 layout hadley park to gavin, would help marking the plan adjacent to your points so people could identify which line we are talking about. was only an idea

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 09:27:40 PM »
Plan looks fine to me and I understand the use of set track curves at each end for uniformity.

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 09:56:47 AM »
Plan looks fine to me too.

Please though, attach a lip around the board to stop your trains falling off, some of that track is very close to the board edge.

Cheers
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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 11:19:27 AM »
Agreed. Glad someone else commented on it, though ;D

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 01:41:53 PM »
Agreed. Glad someone else commented on it, though ;D

I only mentioned it because you usually do and didn't this time :)

Cheers
Dave

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2019, 02:52:20 PM »
Agreed. Glad someone else commented on it, though ;D

I only mentioned it because you usually do and didn't this time :)

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Dave

Fed up with being mocked for it, Dave

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Re: N Gauge track plan
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 02:57:31 PM »
Yeah Iíve had experience with that before does not do locos any good.

I guess it comes up a lot on plans.

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