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milocomarty
Fireman



Posted - 11/03/2014 :  3:04:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Minimum radius 1020mm, glaskasten BR98 (short 2 axle locomotive) 220mm, BR 98.75 215mm, BR70 286mm. G10 boxcar 290mm a flatcar / gondola 335mm. One loc one car is in my eyes the only option. Turnouts are a 600mm long.Centre to centre minimal 140mm.....I know it's huge for the space I have..

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robchant
Crew Chief

Posted - 11/03/2014 :  4:46:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never realized just how big #1 was until I started placing those turnouts on the plan ... I really can't wait to see what design we come up with for this!

Rob Chant
Glace Bay, NS
CANADA

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milocomarty
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Posted - 11/03/2014 :  6:28:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I know, downloaded a couple of plans from Peco, 3 PDF files and 3 A4 prints, 2' turnouts...

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robchant
Crew Chief

Posted - 11/03/2014 :  8:27:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Marty,

This is my first attempt at a design for the space. There just was not a lot of room for the scale/space combination so the design options were very limited. However, I did have fun trying to fit something in. Both tail tracks of the run-around are 570mm long. However, there is only a 500mm long section on the run around track itself that has the required 140mm centre-to-centre spacing, but that should be enough to get around a car. All curves are Marklin MAXI #1 22.5 1020mm radius except for the curve where the legs of the modules meet, that is flex track with a radius of ~1050mm.



Take care,
Rob.


Rob Chant
Glace Bay, NS
CANADA

WEBSITE: http://www.railwaysofns.com/SLCRyCo/index.php
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Edited by - robchant on 10/15/2015 3:02:11 PM

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milocomarty
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Posted - 11/04/2014 :  04:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob, great help !!

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robchant
Crew Chief

Posted - 11/04/2014 :  7:39:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're welcome Marty. Good luck with the module.

Rob Chant
Glace Bay, NS
CANADA

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cajon
Engine Wiper



Posted - 11/13/2014 :  3:19:46 PM  Show Profile  Send cajon a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here's Rob Chant's version of my Los Angeles Junction Ry layout plan. It's ALL switching & no round & round! It will have a very compressed A Yard & 7 Leads (4 stacked) plus the Santa Fe Malabar Yard & Vernon Team. Should be enough to keep 3-4 operators busy. The stacked leads will be an elevator type arrangement to get more switching in one place. The stub end Malabar Yard will be the staging yard for use by ATSF, SP & UP trains hauling interchange cars between the two yards. Also the #5 Short Laguna Lead has the PE/SP interchange tracks. Malabar may also have an elevator type arrangement to store most of my cars w/o alot of 0-5-0 car handling.Needless to say his plan is MUCH better than mine. So thank you very much Rob!

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Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
LAJ/ATSF Modeler

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robchant
Crew Chief

Posted - 11/13/2014 :  4:53:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Andy,

I actually wouldn't call that plan mine at all since it was designed directly from your concept plan. I really do consider it your design, since I just copied that into the CAD program. I don't think I have ever met someone that was so determined to cram so much railway into a space. I think you dedication to the design actually gave me the incentive to try to make it work some how. It was great working with you.

Take care,
Rob.


Rob Chant
Glace Bay, NS
CANADA

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rca2
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/16/2014 :  02:05:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Rob. New member here. I am looking for layout design advice. I drafted a track plan for an On30 switching layout in a 13.5 foot square room (with two doors). The (standard gauge!) prototype is the Arizona Eastern RR in 1920, interchanging with the Ray & Gila Valley RR at Ray Jct and Hayden Jct. I have a timetable and drafted a list of extra trains and rolling stock. My primary reference is Railroads of Arizona, Vol. II, by David Myrick. I will post the particulars in a separate thread. This is all very new for me. My previous layout was a much smaller, modern, freelanced, urban switching layout in HO scale.

I am having a problem visulizing what the actual layout is going to look like. The larger scale is difficult for me. Where to put track is not the difficult part. I can fit the track I want in the room, using minimum clearances. Where to put space--and how much--is what throws me. I continually underestimate the size of O scale.

I have been working in SCARM, modifying in Windows Paint, and then saving as a jpeg. I lose the details about radius and part numbers, but reduce the file size this way. Since this plan won't survive a 1:1 layout in the room anyway, I figured the jpeg would provide enough information for the post. After I post and you have a chance to review it, I would be happy to provide you any additional information or files. Thanks for offering to help. Bob.


Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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robchant
Crew Chief

Posted - 11/16/2014 :  07:36:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rca2

Hi Rob. New member here. I am looking for layout design advice. I drafted a track plan for an On30 switching layout in a 13.5 foot square room (with two doors). The (standard gauge!) prototype is the Arizona Eastern RR in 1920, interchanging with the Ray & Gila Valley RR at Ray Jct and Hayden Jct. I have a timetable and drafted a list of extra trains and rolling stock. My primary reference is Railroads of Arizona, Vol. II, by David Myrick. I will post the particulars in a separate thread. This is all very new for me. My previous layout was a much smaller, modern, freelanced, urban switching layout in HO scale.

I am having a problem visulizing what the actual layout is going to look like. The larger scale is difficult for me. Where to put track is not the difficult part. I can fit the track I want in the room, using minimum clearances. Where to put space--and how much--is what throws me. I continually underestimate the size of O scale.

I have been working in SCARM, modifying in Windows Paint, and then saving as a jpeg. I lose the details about radius and part numbers, but reduce the file size this way. Since this plan won't survive a 1:1 layout in the room anyway, I figured the jpeg would provide enough information for the post. After I post and you have a chance to review it, I would be happy to provide you any additional information or files. Thanks for offering to help. Bob.



Hi Bob,

Post what you have and send me a link. If I can't help you, no doubt there will be someone on the forum that will provide any answers you need.

Take care,
Rob.


Rob Chant
Glace Bay, NS
CANADA

WEBSITE: http://www.railwaysofns.com/SLCRyCo/index.php
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rca2
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/16/2014 :  6:55:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob: Here is the link. (I posted to this forum.) Bob.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44012


Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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Galtx
New Hire

Posted - 12/12/2014 :  7:47:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is this topic still viable? I sent a PM to Rob
Chant but haven't received a reply. I was hoping that he was still available for help. Does anyone have any input as to the status of
this topic.



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rca2
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/12/2014 :  8:06:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes he is still helping people. The site has only just come up after being down for a couple of days. He may not have seen your PM yet.

Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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robchant
Crew Chief

Posted - 12/13/2014 :  08:49:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Galtx

Is this topic still viable? I sent a PM to Rob
Chant but haven't received a reply. I was hoping that he was still available for help. Does anyone have any input as to the status of
this topic.



Hi Paul,

Sorry Paul, I have been swamped at work the past 2 weeks. Christmas is a busy time for me. I just sent you an email.

Take care,
Rob.




Rob Chant
Glace Bay, NS
CANADA

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Galtx
New Hire

Posted - 12/17/2014 :  4:38:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob,I was really impressed with the work you did on the Tallulah Lake layout. I will contact you again after the first,allow you to get caught up and should have all the info put together in a way that you hopefully can assist me. I have all my benchwork installed, lighting installed, DCC system installed, main and secondary busses wired, accessory and signal wire strung. I will have a list of the LDE's I am hoping to use, with a list of the structures I hope to use in those along with other structures to be used in other areas. I have purchased my track Micro Engineering 83,70,and 55. I am going to use CVT switch ties and build my turnouts in place. I will use Cal Roadbed and Cascade Rail supply subroadbed. I have my locomotives and rolling stock. Just a point, I built my benchwork because I envision a fairly flat urban landscape any topography can be built up from the base. If you think it will help I can start a new topic and allow others to comment.
I just can't envision the layout! I need help! I'm stuck!

Paul Killoy



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