New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

Colonel Jul 31, 2012

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Any news on a design from MC?
     
  2. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No I have to go out to the new house tomorrow and take measurements for an additional area lol yes it is growing already lol
     
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    not sure if i would go for that but its an interesting concept
     
  4. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    I'm just posting various track plans. I figure one will have some bit of track in it you like. Not really worried about specifics, just providing resources as it were. :)
     
  5. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks I appreciate it went out to the house today and took measurements for the layout
     
  6. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Drew up the bench work hope it makes sense

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  7. Smithsr

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    That fifteen foot long piece of real estate has endless potential for epic scenes of yard / industry / switching. I like this space!
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. Much more space than originally envisioned!
     
  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    LOL yes it is growing :)
     
  10. paulus

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    Hi gentlemen,
    not so Hi to Traingeekman,
    Traingeekman, it is OK to me to show plans you've found on the web. At least do tell where you found them and where they are coming from. The last plan is the Beer Line, a branch in Milwaukee. It is a project railroad by the Model railroader staff dating a decade ago. A sectional design that could be used in different ways.
    Paul
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The area at your disposal is a lot bigger than I envisioned Paul. Sure you haven't moved the walls out a bit? ;)

    Should make a great switching/industry layout, and the lift out bridge will add a natural scenic break.
     
  12. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes and hopefully can design a return loop on the right hand section
     
  13. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What is the best rack for Ho, Atlas 83? Peco 75, Peco 83?
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Depends what is readily available to you, but I always use Peco Code 75. Although I think Peco 83 is more correct for US layouts.
     
  15. traingeekboy

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    Paul/colonel, Have you considered double decking with a loop on the end? Although the layout is fairly long, as a shelf layout train lengths will be limited; you may be able to get away with a tight radius on that loop for a return that leads to a second deck.

    I personally am not crazy about double decked layouts, but you could double your real estate and mainline run with an extra level.
     
  16. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Geeky,

    You are going to get me in big trouble suggesting another level lol no at this stage will keep it too one
     
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  17. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have deleted the copyright issue from this thread
     
  18. traingeekboy

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    i have a few favorite layout builds that are on british and european sites. This layout, although not quite my style, has a lot of impressive work in it.

    On the first page they show weathered track, but don't really explain their process for doing it. They use oil based paint and possibly dry brush the ties for effect.

    You might find some good ideas for your layout in here, not exactly track planning ideas, but overall design stuff.

    http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15644
     
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