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Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:34:56 AM »
With being confined to home, I have been playing on SCARM and come up with a layout plan.  It is loosely based on Luxulyan in Conrwall and has a china clay dries on the left hand side.  I have never built a layout before so comments would be appreciated!

First help needed is how to attached a pdf of the layout!!  I have tried but struggling to get it to work!

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« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 08:45:48 AM by stickman »

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Bracnh Line
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 08:39:21 AM »
With being confined to home, I have been playing on SCARM and come up with a layout plan.  It is loosely based on Luxulyan in Conrwall and has a china clay dries on the left hand side.  I have never built a layout before so comments would be appreciated!

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First help needed is how to attached a pdf of the layout!!  I have tried but struggling to get it to work!

Help apparently not needed after all, it attached and opens OK - for me at least.


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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 09:38:29 AM »
G'day from Australia, stickman, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Yep, PDF opens fine. May I ask the dimensions please? It looks pretty big!

Which brings me to a question.... I know it's a branchline based upon a real place, but with a fiddle yard that big, you'll be able to hold some pretty long trains, which brings me to ask why a branchline and were you not tempted to model a mainline?

I know I would be, if that space is as big as it looks!

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 09:45:59 AM »
What space are you working with please? Eg 10 x 4 ft . Are you analogue or DC?

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:30:53 AM »
Sorry I was a bit vague!  The layout will be DCC and is long and thin!  Around 4.6M long and as narrow as possible 600 ish.

I live next door to the station so there is a chance to model our house on the layout.  The line would see holiday trains to Newquay and also china clay freight trains.

I must admit I thought the fiddle yard was overkill  :)

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 10:45:13 AM »

I must admit I thought the fiddle yard was overkill  :)

Always build as big a fiddle/storage yard as your space will allow.  You'll thank yourself for it in the future.

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 11:10:34 AM »
Agree with Scott. Have to say that is cool living next to a railway station. Hope the wife doesn't mind the smell and sounds when hanging washing out or attending to the flowers. Still excuse for dmus, class 37s, a 25 maybe, 22 on the milk tanks, a 45 or 47 on the newquay and a 50

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 11:16:29 AM »
Hello Nick, and welcome to the forum :wave:
I'm assuming the oval itself will be bi-directional? If so, I'd make the following observations:-

I think the 2 sidings above the loop at the right hand side need moving to the right of the top point of the crossover. As things stand they're not accessible by anything apart from a single loco from either direction. ('Normal' practice is for trains to pass sidings then reverse the train into the siding)

The set of sidings and loop at the right hand side only look capable of accepting short trains. Is that OK for you?

I have nos issues with the large fiddle yard as I'd have each storage line split into maybe 3 sections for the shorter trains I envisage being run

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 12:22:59 PM »
Hi Newportnobby,

Thanks for the comments.  The layout is vaguely resembling pictures and plans I found, but adapted slightly.  As the small siding is reduced in size on the layout I agree the point position needs to be changed as you suggested.  Thanks for this.  Below is an old plan I found that has been modified!


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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 12:30:35 PM »
Welcome aboard Stickman.
Itís always good to have more people on here building Cornish layouts.
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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 01:24:40 PM »
Thanks port perran, a fellow veedubber also?  ;)

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 02:10:08 PM »
Had a play at lunchtime and updated a few things.  Thanks for the advice and comments  :)

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 02:33:26 PM »
Thanks port perran, a fellow veedubber also?  ;)
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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 04:34:36 PM »
Had a play at lunchtime and updated a few things.  Thanks for the advice and comments  :)

Better, but anything heading 'eastwards' for the sidings at the RHS will end up locked against the buffers by its train. Not a problem with DCC as you can simply add a loco to the back and haul the train out, releasing the original loco. Bit more difficult with DC. However, if the straight piece of track off the loop was extended slightly a train from the east could run into that and then reverse the train into the sidings. Just a thought, but I don't want to stray too far from the prototype.

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2020, 04:44:01 PM »
Had a play at lunchtime and updated a few things.  Thanks for the advice and comments  :)
However, if the straight piece of track off the loop was extended slightly a train from the east could run into that and then reverse the train into the sidings. Just a thought, but I don't want to stray too far from the prototype.

It's somewhat longer on the prototype, in addition to being a trailing point off the loop and with the sidings off the headshunt rather then the loop, as per (IIRC) the version 1 layout. That way shunting can be done without obstructing the platform line.
Could the headshunt be made longer but curving round towards the middle of the board and hidden behind what I assume is intended to be a scenic section between the station and the china clay works? Maybe behind a row of trees?
That would provide a more practical headshunt whilst not restricting the scenic area too much.

 

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