Layout idea

HemiAdda2d Oct 2, 2001

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    See my thead in Layout Discussion room, but here is a try at making the pic show up. I hope it works THIS time....
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    :rolleyes:

    (I have reposted your picture from the trainboard server, pictures from yahoo are not able to be displayed- Colonel)

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  2. JohnC

    JohnC TrainBoard Member

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    Can't see the pic.!

    John
     
  3. ATSF160

    ATSF160 TrainBoard Member

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    Hey Hemi,

    I don't see anywhere where a train can crossover from the inner loop to the outer loop, or vice versa. Is this your plan, or didja just forget?
     
  4. brian

    brian TrainBoard Member

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    I am Assuming that the two track area that is shaded in is an Intermodal ramp. You may want to think about swapping it with the yard, as it may make switching hard with cranes, trailers, and other intermodal support structures blocking your reach. An added bonus is that your main line trains can pick-up and set-out directly from the ramp tracks, as they would be right next to the main.

    Moving the ramp may kink the yard leads, but if you have the room I would strongly reccomend it.

    I had a modular layout that looked similar to that one set up in my dining room. The placement of the ramp did cause some trouble when using the old 0-5-0.

    Brian
     
  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I revised my layout idea, and posted it to my album, in the red link below. Check it out, and see if I corrected any of the possible problem areas. Thanks for the great ideas!
     
  6. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Is that a mountain in the lower left of your layout plan? If it is, I would hesitate before I put a crossover inside a tunnel, if only for maintenance sake and in the event of a derailment over the turnouts.
    Other than that, the addition of the other turnouts look great!
     
  7. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Doh!
    I guess I must have been asleep when I revised that section of the plan... Just imagine that crossover is not there... :rolleyes:
    Should I make that section single track? How many major class 1 railroads have double-tracked tunnels on their mains....
     
  8. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Just about all the Class 1s (except KCS) in the US have/had double tracks with tunnels. You're right on track (pun intended) with what you got.
    Get them N scale gandy dancers busy now..... :D
     

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