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Offline grudie

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layout ideas
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:30:28 PM »
we have a room which is 12 long by 9 ft wide we can use one complete long wall and one complete short wall the others we can use 10ft and 6ft of

3 8x4 18mm ply boards will be 3 ft off the ground

track will be kato double track and we had enough to make 3 double loops when the boards were in a L shape along a 12 ft and 9 foot wall with sidings in the middle

should we leave them as they are or cut them and use all the walls albeit with less loops ?? was thinking of 8 ft by 2 ft lengths with the ends going to 3 ft to allow a big enough space for the curves ......cant find any plans on the net so any help appreciated

layout will be dcc controlled and a mix of freight and passenger 70/80's stock we have enough hardware to monitor 48 feedbacks and control 16 turnouts would like some "playability" so we don't get bored

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Re: layout ideas
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 09:52:03 PM »
Hi grudie, and welcome to the forum :wave:

maybe what you're thinking of is a 'dogbone' type layout, a simple version of which is below......

You could bend this round 2 or 3 walls, double it up for twin ovals, add extra sidings etc but I would not advise boards any deeper than 3ft unless you have a long reach. Wherever possible try not to run tracks parallel to baseboard edges as they look better even with just a shallow 'S' curve or slanted by a few degrees

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Re: layout ideas
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 11:03:25 PM »
G'day from Australia, grudie, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

That's a lot space you've got there!  :thumbsup:

Looking forward to developments!
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