My New Layout, any comments?

Svein-Martin Holt Dec 11, 2009

  1. SMR

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    Nice action layout, Svein!
    The reverse loops now are indeed much better.
    Can you show a sketch with only the visible tracks and the positioning of the houses of the city?
    All the best,
    Sven
     
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  2. Svein-Martin Holt

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    Thank you. Check out the blog to see the visible tracks and buildings: http://www.platelayer.com/zity-edge-visible-track.aspx

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  3. SMR

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    Really nice, Svein,
    I am really excited to see how all your planning finally pans out.
    Have you already decided where and when the scenery should play?
    Best,
    Sven
     
  4. Svein-Martin Holt

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    Thank You. What do You mean with the last sentence?: where and when the scenery should play?



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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Probably the time of season, (winter, spring summer or fall), and the era, (50's, 70's, etc.)?:rolleyes:
     
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    I mean do you anticipate a location for your city (Westcoast or Eastcoast?), a Santa Fe track / depot / freight junction? !950 or !980 or today?
    Best,
    Sven

    PS: Good point, Kurt, which season?
     
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  7. Svein-Martin Holt

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    Ok. Thank. The layout will be in A busy city, summer, very little scenery, only A few trees, May be A park with gras. Time? 70-80’s I guess. Hopefully the buildings and the roads will fit many years.


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  8. Svein-Martin Holt

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    Ok. IT must be part of the development. In My previous layout I wanted to use some parts of the High Line in New York. I think something like that. But, the original City Edge Layout is the inspiration for my layout.
    I hope People will have the feeling of a busy US-city when they See images from the Layout some time in the future.
     
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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Start a build thread so we can follow along, and get some inspiration as well!(y)
     
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    I already has the thread. This one :)
    I started it for 10 years ago and continue this year(2019) with a new layout in my new Apartment. :)

    And here is the Direct link to the blog With only posts on this subject on my homepage: http://www.platelayer.com/Blog/ViewCategory.aspx?cat=39&mid=7&pageid=1
     
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  11. SMR

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    I like it the way Svein does it, Kurt, all in one thread! ... and the links to his web page!

    Keep on posting, Svein, this is a very exciting project!

    All the best,
    Sven
     
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    There have been some more progress on the new Zity Edge Layout the last weeks. Check out the blog: http://www.platelayer.com/Project_blog.aspx
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    Both levels installed. Some tracks is still missing, but with some mookup paper buildings the scene is set. Will the city feeling be there finally?
     
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    I'll be following your progress. I have similar plans for the NHRR in Boston. Jim
     
  14. ddechamp71

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    Very promising !Please could you remind us the layout's main features ? Type of track and turnouts (I guess that's Atlas but I'd just want a confirmation), curve radii, electrical power, etc. ;)

    Dom
     
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    Thank you. I have added "Layout at a glance" info on the project description page tonight: http://www.platelayer.com/new-layout-plans-zity-edge-layout.aspx

    I added the list here:
    Layout at a glance
    Name
    : Zity Edge Layout
    Scale: Z(1:220)
    Size: 180x79 cm
    Prototype: Inspired by City Edge Layout by Vic Smith
    Era: Diesel, modern
    Track length: 21 meter(66 feet)
    Minimum radius: 195 mm
    Maximum grade: 2,2 %
    Height: 67 mm
    Track: Atlas flex in visible areas, Peco and Märklin flextrack in hidden areas.
    Turnouts: 21. Atlas in visible areas, Märklin in hidden areas.
    Control: NCE PowerCab DCC
    Layout lighing: LED's driven by Arduino and Raspberry Pi
    Buildings: Some commercial, mainly paperbuildings
     
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  16. rray

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    kind of sad to see the old layout go, but this new one looks like it will be epic!
     
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    The first testrun on Zity Edge Layout tonight. Check out the video with the low level installed:

     
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    Thanks Svein

    Just the right layout size! Perfect, in fact.

    Glad to see you included the church kit. I built it, but thought it "oversized" for my use. ...It's perfect with all your multistory buildings. I will reconsider using it, now. Thanks again for posting the video.
    Rory
     
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