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Old 22-11-2017, 04:52 PM   #11
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Baseboard now finished, unfortunately eyes and hands meant the finish is not as tidy as I would have liked but it appears strong enough and does the job by folding up and giving access to the N layout below it.

Made in two sections for ease of lifting up stairs and fixed together insitu.

I decided that the rear scenic structures can sit on the back shelf allowing the lift up section to be only 18" wide for the track.

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So what scale and gauge do you plan to run on the new layout? I have to say it is looking great so far.
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Looks good to me and serves its purpose. Look forward to seeing more. R-
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So what scale and gauge do you plan to run on the new layout? I have to say it is looking great so far.
It will be OO standard gauge.
Here is a copy of the track plan idea but no doubt will change somewhat.
Once I get started I shall post progress on the Layouts thread.
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It should be good. You can always adjust the track plan on the board untill you are happy. The siding you put the term "Headshunt". This siding is not a headshunt. A headshunt would be the siding where the mill is. A headshunt is an offshoot of track which allows trains to shunt back and fore while not entering onto the main line, so to simplify, a headshunt is a backwards siding to some main sidings...
Headshunt also allow a degree of safety as should a wagon handbrake fail and it start rolling out the yard, it will head into the headshunt instead of an oncoming train on the main line.
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It should be good. You can always adjust the track plan on the board untill you are happy. The siding you put the term "Headshunt". This siding is not a headshunt. A headshunt would be the siding where the mill is. A headshunt is an offshoot of track which allows trains to shunt back and fore while not entering onto the main line, so to simplify, a headshunt is a backwards siding to some main sidings...
Headshunt also allow a degree of safety as should a wagon handbrake fail and it start rolling out the yard, it will head into the headshunt instead of an oncoming train on the main line.
Thanks MG for the definition, most of the time I have not the faintest idea if the terminology I use is correct of just showing my ignorance.

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