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Old 18-05-2017, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hi every one i was originaly going to do a lay out 5feet x 4feet i have now learnt that his is not do able in 00 gauge my heart is on 00 so i have come uk with a soluition to not do a loop but end to end

So my idea is to go 16inches wide all the way to the end of shed but from the back of shed fowards it will be 2.5feet and then on the other side of shed i will go 16inches wide back down again


The total length of he shed is 91inches is this lay out going to be good enough for a 00 gauge


I hope this make sence so basically down the sides it will be 16inches and at the back of shed it will be 2.5feet outwards
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Old 19-05-2017, 01:33 AM   #2
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In a L shape?
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Old 19-05-2017, 02:33 PM   #3
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There are some really good L shaped end to end layout on the internet.
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:12 PM   #4
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Small country terminus to fiddle yard will allow you to run a variety of trains. My layout is "U" shaped, and when I get round to it, will operate via a timetable. If you can have a enough tracks in your fiddle yard a number of loco/trains can be stored for use as and when. I have a turntable at the end of my fiddle yard which enables a loco to be uncoupled, turned and then either recoupled to what it brought in, or attached to another train for use later. There is a lot of scope in what you want to do. Best of luck - we look forward to seeing how you progress.
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Assuming your shed is 6ft wide this basic drawing in AnyRail provides a basis on which you could sketch some ideas.........the squares are 1ft......HB
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:29 PM   #6
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An L shape MG.
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:37 PM   #7
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I think you'll find the OP is describing a U shape. R-
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5'x4' in OO is doable, depending on what you want to include.
Here's a link to the one I'm working on:
http://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/s...ad.php?t=11515
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Sorry for the long reply guys , it will be a U shape if i go that way , i believe i will be better in he long run for getting more scenic in aswell , id like o have a freight design but struggling to get a good design ,

In regards to the 5x4 i really struggled to get the lay out i liked as didnt no the radius o get and was so tight dont think id get the scenic look i would also like

This way i can run a bit longer trains and have a nice scenic bit at the back of shed as will be nice and deep
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Its just slightly over 5feet wide will get exact figures tomorrow
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