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Old 11-01-2018, 05:37 PM   #11
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Looks good Roger - my only comment is will you be able to have storage/fiddle yard? Barry
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:15 PM   #12
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Each to their own, and whilst building it will be fun, i think you may live to regret the demise of continual running. I went to great lengths to build a round the walls track, totally separate from my layout, and found great pleasure in giving the locos, their head,and watching them go round, at a reasonable speed. The TTS ones look and sound great, on a longer run.I had an end to end layout, when i first came to france, and whilst initially fun, soon found it gave insufficient running to locos, and when reversing, wagons/ coaches were liable to mis behave. I have an end to end DCC shuttle, of some 30 foot, but no points, to date, as not enough space to widen out. I can see the attraction of your idea, with all the points, which is why i extended my DCC layout, and drive the locos, with a Select walkabout. Have you no room, to bolt on to your existing set up. john
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:44 PM   #13
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You have hit the nail on the proverbial John - "space the inevitable frontier". Even with my small roundy-roundy I have difficulty getting access to all the track and I am finding it boring, probably because even at slow speeds it only takes about 60 seconds to go around the loops. I thought this might be a pleasant interlude. R-
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.... will you be able to have storage/fiddle yard?
No more room available Barry. R-
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Roger, can you not tier it, daddy helix up to end to end.john
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Think Roger is going for simplicity
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Could be, ,simply boring would be a shame though.john
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Might not be boring. We all like different things. Like you I like my roundy roundy.
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Iv'e been thinking about your new layout Roger. Wykeham, from the shops and main station to the turntable is 10x2 exactly. As you will have no room for storage, could you not put in a "scenic break", say 30inches from the end - I was thinking you could run your road over a bridge, which was up against the "break" board which had a hole matching the line going under the bridge. If you were to put a 3-way point either under the bridge or just trhrough the hole, this would give you three lengths of track approx. thirty inches long, which would take a loco and two carriages in legth or some wagons. I appreciate Rule 1 applies (it's my layout so.....) I was thinking of a way you could have two or three trains on the layout, but without being able to see everything just sitting there. There is a layout on youtube, which had been in the magazine's which I think is shorter than ten feet, but is a similar set-up to what I have suggested - if I find it I'll put in a kink. If you Google Youtube "Small end-to-end layouts" there are lots to look at.
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:33 PM   #20
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Good suggestion Barry, but I would ditch the three way point and consider either cassettes or a small traverser to represent the big world beyond the bridge.
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