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BobH

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Proposed plan
« on: December 01, 2011, 07:21:19 PM »
Here's my shot at a track plan. It's point to point along three walls.  There's about a 1.5 grade on the upper and lower section.  One section is sent away and returns with goods.  The other, always visible section,  goes to an area like perhaps Creede Co.  There is no dual gauge though.

As you can see it still needs some fleshing out.  I welcome and appreciate comments. 
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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 10:37:35 AM »
It looks as if you have some good scenic and switching opportunities. I've always thought Creede would make for some interesting modeling possibilities. Good luck, keep us informed.

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 11:53:27 AM »


I thought I would remove the industry? on the upper section and add it to the lower section.  I need a mine area etc.  For now it's just roughed in but gives me an idea of what I can do there.

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 11:39:50 PM »
What did you hvae planed for the bottom section of the layout (infront of the 3 staging tracks)?
Also what style of layout are you looking at. ie what is you want to get out of your opporation?
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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 09:25:38 AM »
No way to turn locomotives around on that end?

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 05:30:58 PM »
I'll most likely add another TT at the bottom end.  That's sometime in the future.  I'd rather us a Y but I don't know if I have sufficient room for it.

Operation is typical D&RGW.  Small trains of mixed cars.  I'd like to make a town representing Creede or similar on the bottom end. 

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 11:06:12 PM »
Bob,

Put your wye on a hinged drop down.  That way you can fold it away when not in use.
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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 12:55:42 AM »
Bob,

Put your wye on a hinged drop down.  That way you can fold it away when not in use.


I like this idea.

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 02:28:12 AM »
If I remember correctly I stole this idea from Steve Harris.  You'll also want to include a runaround down there aswell, no use turning your loco if you can't get to the other side of the train.   :-[
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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 01:56:06 PM »
Sounds like a workable solution, maybe.  The issue is how much space do I need for the Y.  I have my min Radius as 24 inches for the time being.  This is based on my Brass K-36. In fact it may not need as much radius but I don't know yet.

Since this is going to be a work in progress I have time to fool with the far end of the layout.

Thanks for looking though.  Several heads are always welcome!

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 02:58:56 AM »
Bob,

I'll try and remember to send you some drawings when I get home tommorow night.  24" is a good radius but you could most likley go smaller for the wye.  I'll send drawings for 22" and 18" radius wyes both straight and curved base leg.

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2011, 10:50:52 AM »
Bob,

I'll try and remember to send you some drawings when I get home tommorow night.  24" is a good radius but you could most likley go smaller for the wye.  I'll send drawings for 22" and 18" radius wyes both straight and curved base leg.

Brandan

Please, post your drawings.
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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2011, 11:14:58 AM »
Brandan, thank you.


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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2011, 09:41:38 PM »
Here's the drawings.

24 Wye Curved by bullbrauch, on Flickr

18 Wye Curved by bullbrauch, on Flickr

18 Wye Standard by bullbrauch, on Flickr

24 Wye Standard by bullbrauch, on Flickr

Wye Crossover by bullbrauch, on Flickr

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Re: Proposed plan
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2011, 01:01:45 AM »
Thanks for the pics there. Just gave me a new idea for an add on module to my shelf layout  :)
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