Layout Design Help needed.

Help with designing your track work
Ron S
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Re: Layout Design Help needed.


Post by Ron S » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:41 pm

The book by Iain Rice - "Mainlines in Modest Spaces " has a few layouts that fit that space with a couple of minor changes.

NCE DCC, 00 scale, very loosely based on GWR

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Re: Layout Design Help needed.


Post by Chops » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:24 am

Good point, I've not seen that Rice book. I've read his other book on layouts
for small spaces, promoting prototypical fashion, until the pages nearly fell
out. The man was a genius.

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Re: Layout Design Help needed.


Post by RSR Engineer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:31 pm

Like Chops said, a folded figure of eight gives you double the length of run. My old layout (H0 gauge) had about the same space as you have and I was able to avoid a flat crossing and keep the ruling gradient to 1 in 35 and the ruling radius to 3 ft. Just a thought.


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