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Offline tank63

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Lurker first too long
« on: April 01, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
Ive decided after many years to build a small layout using Kato track. Period BR blue only but Ive only a small space to build a layout. Space 2x6 but for the life of me I can not decided on what to model. Any advice would be welcomed

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 03:24:25 PM »
Welcome to the forum tank63.  A 'roundy roundy' will fit in a 2' width, or, you could consider an 'end to end'. How's that for helpfulness?  ;). Seriously, have a look throughout the layout threads for starters, you might get some ideas there.  :thumbsup: I can thoroughly recommend Kato Unitrack and if you do go down that route, it is easy to make it look less 'plastic' like.
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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 03:35:26 PM »
Hi tank63, and welcome to the forum :wave:
I'd suggest an oval with a passing loop and a couple of siding as, in 6 x 2, you'll not get much more in. With a single oval being bi-directional it can make operation interesting. The advantage of an oval is you can use it to run in new locos and also run trains while sitting watching with a glass of your favourite tipple :pint:  :D

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 04:24:09 PM »
Welcome aboard tank63! :wave:
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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 05:59:22 PM »
Thanks for the advice.
Just had a look through Ian Futters book on Scottish railways found a nice easy branchline with a small station. Very interested as I love Scotland and the people. Some class 20s,37 plus 27s should make a pleasing little layout.

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 06:01:20 PM »
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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 09:00:42 PM »
Very interested as I love Scotland and the people.

Clearly a well educated man with exceptional taste  :D

Are you planning to use the double track high speed curves, they work very well if you can squeeze them in, I don't recall the radii at the moment but you find something to whet your appetite here https://www.katousa.com/track-plans/n-plans.html

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 09:14:09 PM »
Very interested as I love Scotland and the people.

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2020, 09:32:48 PM »
Thanks for the advice.
Just had a look through Ian Futters book on Scottish railways found a nice easy branchline with a small station. Very interested as I love Scotland and the people. Some class 20s,37 plus 27s should make a pleasing little layout.

For such a layout I would really urge you to go for open frame construction i.e. the baseboard surface is only under any track rather than 100% coverage. This will allow you to create scenery above and below track level, something that will look really good in a 6ft length.

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2020, 09:34:26 PM »
Totally agree.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2020, 09:39:23 PM »
Agree with mick especially if intending to portray a water scene eg a loch, river where the river bed will be lower and foundations for high hills would be made going by scottish scenery

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2020, 09:39:38 PM »
Welcome aboard.

If you like BR blue and Scottish railways, it might be a good idea to look at the Highland or West Highland lines.  The Highland Main Line has a lot of single track and allows for a fairly wide variety of motive power.  The Far North, Kyle and West Highland lines have a bit less variety of motive power but the advantage of short trains.

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2020, 09:45:35 PM »
Two layouts in n spring to mind : loch tat and loch oran
 Maybe worth google ing them . Excellent u tube vids to ogle or teuchter if west highland fort William on this forum

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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2020, 08:16:10 AM »
Welcome aboard.
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Re: Lurker first too long
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 07:03:13 PM »
Looking  at the 70s/80s some branchline type of layout. So my question is if running a four coach train what would the formation be. Second can you get Scottish numbers to change the coach identity as I dont think any manufacturer does Scottish livery coaches as of yet.

 

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