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Lateral-G

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Track plan
« on: February 24, 2011, 04:40:18 PM »
As requested by our board owner, here's a pic of my layout track plan...


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Re: Track plan
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 04:59:02 PM »
That looks like an interesting track plan, LG.  I like the option of continuous running.  With nine grand kids, that is a must for me when they visit.  :)
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Re: Track plan
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 06:51:19 PM »
That was one of my intents with the plan. My kids also like to see the trains go 'round.....

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 02:55:18 PM »
I have a question if you don't mind.  Why is the wye so close to the turntable?  Not that it matters but I've been just wondering.

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 03:45:38 PM »
I have a question if you don't mind.  Why is the wye so close to the turntable?  Not that it matters but I've been just wondering.

I believe the bottom leg of the wye goes to staging.
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Re: Track plan
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 06:24:15 PM »
I have a question if you don't mind.  Why is the wye so close to the turntable?  Not that it matters but I've been just wondering.

Originally I wasn't going to have a turntable....but then I changed my mind. I ended up keeping both. One of the wye legs coming off the main will have a cattle/sheep pen next to it with a loading ramp. So, the wye can be used for turning engines or as Mark said it goes to staging on the other side of the wall. At least it gives me more operational options.

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 07:19:54 PM »
thank you.. its nice to have the wye able to go to staging.  i wish i had that option. :-\

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 01:55:02 AM »
thank you.. its nice to have the wye able to go to staging.  i wish i had that option. :-\

What's about a cassette staging? With my old Westport I have had a barge connection. Worked like a cassette staging too.

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 08:24:00 PM »
I like the layout design.. Continuous running is an asset for the kids or they get bored.. ;D
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Re: Track plan
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 03:55:21 PM »
It's been a while since I posted the track plan and quite a bit has happened on the layout in the interim.

Here are some recent videos to show you how things look today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSXQvuxO6Jw
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3VYXjIgQJU

Enjoy,

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 06:59:02 PM »
Thanks for sharing those! You've made excellent progress. I really like your method of using foam to mock up buildings. I haven't seen that before.

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 10:57:11 PM »
Winter brings more progress to the layout.

I started building the actual structures to replace the foam mock-ups I made. First up is Mooney's hardware from Bar Mills....
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The truck in the foreground was a repaint/rework of a Life Like pre-built/made truck. I used some Vallejo colors and made a new flat bed for it from sheet styrene.

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Next up are oil storage tanks by Scale Structures.










Next is the oil derrick from American Model Builders.


 


The walking beam oil pump is from Walthers and is powered. I wired it for two speeds using an old power supply from an HP printer. I was a bit surprised at how noisy the motor is.
 
And last is the Chama oil dock from Sequoia Scale Models









As you can see a good deal of work has been done and this was accomplished from the last week after Christmas until now.

Hope you like.




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Re: Track plan
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 11:07:44 AM »
Excellent!  Please, visit more often.

yrnmb

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Re: Track plan
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 09:00:32 PM »
Looks like you're making great progress! Keep up the good work.