1. TwinDad

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    I gotta say, I really like this. I'm looking forward to seeing it in real life. Be sure to take lots of pictures!

    Given the space I have, if I ever do HO or larger scale, it'll be little dioramas like yours. I'm really enjoying the scenery aspect of the hobby as I get into it, so perhaps it will happen some day...
     
  2. Hytec

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    Don't have a clue, other than Peco is a British company (with apologies to my British TB friends and ancestors.....:tb-biggrin:).
     
  3. Mike Sheridan

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    Sorry, I don't have time to draw it out at present. If you imagine extending the siding track to the left, so you almost have three through tracks, then the extra bit runs alongside the factory. Then the existing turnout plus another makes a crossover between the middle and top tracks (so the existing curved piece of track is the diverging leg of the extra turnout).
     
  4. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Like this, Mike?
     
  5. Mike Sheridan

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    I believe the code 75 is actually British or European prototype whereas the Peco code 83 is US prototype. I believe there is some difference in the tie/fastener style and spacing (closer on the 83) that makes them different, but I also think it's probably only relevant to mainlines. Other trackage would have wider spacing anyway, so the 75 would probably be fine for the sidings and if you want to pass rivet counting you could use 83 for the main line :)
     
  6. Mike Sheridan

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    Yep. But move the crossover to the right as much as possible to get a bit more space by the factory. (I'd let it run into the road, but not sure if that is prototypical ... )
     
  7. maxairedale

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    Hi Candy,

    Here is one thing that you may consider.

    You could display only one lane of "Grove Street" or make it into a one lane alley. That would give you more room for both "Merchants Row" and "Imperial Foods." You could either move them to the right or make them bigger. Moving them to the right would allow you to move "Summer Street" and that would permit more room for the houses and factory.

    Just a thought

    Gary
     
  8. Candy_Streeter

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    I'll draw it tomorrow and see how it looks. Thanks Gary
     
  9. Candy_Streeter

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    Final drawing

    I drew this on a grid to see if everything would fit in scale; it does! I'm just putting in one turnout to keep it simple....after alll, it is my first try. Let me know what you think. I've ordered two houses so building them will be fun and I will probably be bothering you for help.
     
  10. Benny

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  11. Candy_Streeter

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    But wouldn't the switch stands be in the middle of summer street???
     
  12. Flash Blackman

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    Too Much Track?

    Candy: This last drawing by Benny looks like four turnouts at least. It can certainly be done. If this is your first module, I would go back to your diagram in post #18. It has only one turnout and you will get a lot of other modeling practice, too. Those street crossings or embedded rails will be a good project themselves.

    You will soon make other modules, more interesting and complex. Eventually you will probably strip this one, save what you can, and build something else on it.

    I think you have a good start with the Post #18 attachment. My two cents.
     
  13. Candy_Streeter

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    I understand what Benny is doing and I certainly don't disagree but that's a lot of turnouts! I can't afford that right now. I intend to build another module and I can put the cross over on that one. Post #18 ,or close to it, sounds good. My boy friend is building the base in his wood working shop. I should have it soon.
     
  14. Hytec

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    The KISS Principle usually works best, especially with your first effort.

    K(eep) I(t) S(imple,) S(tupid) :tb-biggrin:

    Good Luck, Have Fun, and Please post photos of your progress......:tb-cool:
     
  15. Candy_Streeter

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    I have my module

    My boy friend built my module in his shop. It's light and very strong. Now I can get started !
     
  16. Hytec

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    You certainly are fortunate to have such talent at your beck-n-call, he did a nice job....:tb-cool:
     
  17. Candy_Streeter

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    Yes I am lucky !!! He's good with electrical too. He's my solderer :pcute:
     
  18. Stourbridge Lion

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    Don't forget that keeping a journal of your project on TrainBlog will be something we can all enjoy as well.

    :tb-cool: :tb-cool: :tb-cool:​
     
  19. Candy_Streeter

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    I will take pictures as I go along and tell you my thoughts and get your input.
     
  20. Benny

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    If you space the street and the turnouts right, you should be able to get the road through the parts of the turnouts that don't move. This is the area beyond the frog.

    I understand your position on the cost of the turnouts - it's the most expensive part of our hobby, even if it appears locomotives are more expensive at face value! The cool part is, you don't have to put them all in at once if you plan your spacing right from the getgo.

    Basically, the middle turnout butts up to the end of the spur turnout - but with enough room that you can get at least a short locomotive and a car at the piece that would be the turnback lead of the lower track - so for the moment you would be able to use a stright piece of track, and when more time and money becomes available, you can put in the the crossovers - first the one, and then the other. You would need two cross overs[4 switches in all] so that you get a passing siding. otherwise you can't move cars up from the lower track!

    The dashed line would be the potential lead off a second switch on your spur - this hairpin would give you room for a second loading dock, though switching would be an adventure - you'd have to deliver cars to the factory before delivering cars to imperial foods

    Good luck on the scene!
     

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