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Old 08-01-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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Garden railways are 'Summer Months Only' especially in the North East of good old UK so its time to venture back indoors, N Gauge preferred as i can then fit more layout into the space.

The brown is the current built in office desk, the layout baseboard (green) will be built approx 30cm above this as a shelf around the room, more than likely will end up with shelves above it for storage.

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Old 08-01-2017, 06:33 PM   #2
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Nice plan.
Are you aware there are a couple of reverse loops in the plan that will need special precautions and switching.
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Nice plan.
Are you aware there are a couple of reverse loops in the plan that will need special precautions and switching.
Hi yes, top right of the plan in the loop around the two sidings / bay platforms will be powered by an auto reverser and the bottom on the right of the turntable by another.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:41 AM   #4
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i know a good lad that will help you with the software and planning if your stuck
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Great plan - I can see that being a lot of fun to operate.
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This has been resurrected due to the winter again and plan re-drawn.
The station area will be approx 60mm higher than the yard in front of it and the curved elevated track and ramp at the bottom of the plan will hopefully be using the Kato viaduct system as it seems to look quite good.

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Nice plan, yes. Have you tried it yet?
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Nice plan, yes. Have you tried it yet?
No, ive just ordered some of the Kato viaduct curved sections t osee what the clearance is actually like.. i suppose i'l also need a couple of Mk3 carraiges or something to check with
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Looks great Steve. Plenty of scope (and work) there!
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This is an amazing track plan and incorporates all of the features I enjoy so much
in British model rail: economic use of space, a strong emphasis on passenger
service and an intricate track plan. I see the tram line therein- I really, really
want to see that. If it gets built, it certainly deserves a video presentation.
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