Layout Design general discussion

traingeekboy Jan 2, 2019

  1. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Well umm, this is awkward :) I have had this screen name forever ( cause no one else had it, on any forums pretty much ). I am in2tech, but I can't answer your question as I have no clue. Maybe I should have chosen the screen name, in2techbutnotreallyatech, or in2techonlyforsimplethings, or in2techbutnotonebutknewoneonce, you get the point. Sorry I could not help you, but I do know there are some actual tech people here that will. BTW, it's really hard to come up with those screen names I just posted and if you aren't the one posting them, not sure you will figure them out, as I just typed them and now can't understand a one of them when actually trying to read them back :)

    Good luck! Once again sorry!
     
  2. Chops

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    No worries, I'm a bit out of my depth with this project, but thus far it is turning out to be "paint by the numbers" sort of wiring project.

    I did get some information that the resistor was to be used if signaling were to be installed, so as to not burn the LED's in such signals.

    Next challenge is to get the sensors installed, pretty straight forward, and then see about adjusting the motion of the train (this remains to be seen).
     
  3. vince p

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    Okay gang stupid question yes I know.

    Already know what I have for design idea but where i need some help is i don't have room for a helix or Nolix or whatever you want to call them.

    Layout will be multi level.
    1 staging.
    2 city outskirts edge of town.
    3 mountains trestles, river, branch into hidden incline/decline.

    Now i'll be the first to say i'm getting lazy now in my building of this layout i will be using the woodland scenics 2% incline/decline to go from one level to the other this will be double track on a 5" wide area with the tracks at the outer edges of the incline/decline.

    One track will be up, the other down basically a long outer 28" inside rail would be 26" at a minimum radius pair of hidden loops with access panels to get to any part of these ramps.

    Included safety sections to prevent dropping to the floor.

    So am i asking to much as i'll be running intermodal, auto racks, 6 axle unit's, 26" radius would be my minimum for these units'just wondering if 1" between tracks will be enough clearance for long cars 30" radius would really be pushing the envelope.

    My layout room is 7' X 11" not much but a layout is possible tested a dry run.

    Basically needing to know if the 5" wide track surface will be enough for clearance purposes in the corners.
     
  4. Chops

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    Finally finished the Micro Layout, "Hart's Mill Crossing," and it quickly went into production as part of an exhibit at a coin show.

     
  5. Chops

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    Finished, yes finished, Hart's Mill Crossing and got to run it for three days at a coin show exhibition, promoting the El Paso Transportation and Railroad History Museum. This Bachmann American Type ran for 16 hours and held up remarkably well.

     
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  6. Chops

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    Duplicate.
     
  7. Chops

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    Onto the Manhattan Transfer, A Subway Layout. Having some issues with the electronics.

     
  8. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    All the small layouts look good.

    Hart's Crossing can't be finished. I expect you'll think of a new structure or scene with people to add here and there. ;)

    No layout for me, too busy with work these days, but I keep plotting the tiny starter practice Narrow Gauge layout.
     
  9. Chops

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    Lookin' forward to your efforts, TGB. Aside from a few tweeks, I hope to keep Harte's Mill as a finished project. Next: a John Bull micro layout.
     

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