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    Can anyone identify this plan? I’d like to build it but would also like more information on its operation. I got this in 2011 and I think it’s from 2008 by Tracey-something (sorry). Thanks

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  • #2
    Digging thru my old pictures I found a mention of Tyson Rayles. He may have just touched this pic in 2008.

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    • #3
      It doesn't look like it's intended for operation as it stands. One locomotive can't work both the foundry and the transfer terminal without a run-around. Or you make scale 'poling' operations work, which I've never seen tried. If built at the 7 foot length shown, you could perhaps squeeze another crossover in at the grade crossing, but I'd add a foot. The turnouts are drawn as about #5 so the separation of the two parallel tracks is more than the absolute minimum, better for uncoupling etc.
      James

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      • #4
        There was a thread here on this layout:

        http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=22161

        Regards

        Martin

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by Martin Fischer


          There was a thread here on this layout:

          http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=22161

          Regards

          Martin


          Thanks a ton, Martin. I'm impressed you found it so quickly. Cheers

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          • #6
            Neil still visits from time to time. He is a nice guy so if you have any questions you should message him from this site.

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            • #7
              I adapted this track plan for a client back in 2018, see here:

              http://www.jomrd.com/index.php?page=ShowRecord&ID=155

              I didn't include a run-around on my version either since it is not needed ... there is a fiddle track attached to the left end and the loco can be placed at either end of the cut of cars by hand ... or it can be placed in the middle of the cut if the fiddle track is long enough.

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              • #8
                Welcome to the forum jimenezl ! No idea why my name came up on that, good to see Martin was on top of it!

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                • #9
                  jgvb, I agree that it’s not set for operation as is, hence the need for a cartridge or plate off plan. How would you include a passing track?

                  Big Lars, thanks for the info on Neil

                  Rob, thanks for the link to your plan. I’ve tried to combine both your and Neil’s concept into my future plan

                  Thanks, Tyson!

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                  • #10
                    If you're handlaying, there is room to place one right-hand turnout in the grade crossing, just to the right of the turnout leading to the pier. The other RH turnout in the crossover goes roughly opposite the turnout to the pier.

                    The crossover would be easier to fit in and less of a struggle to switch if the layout was a foot longer.

                    But there are also plenty of prototypes for areas where there was no runaround, and the loco had to set cars up on either side of it elsewhere and bring them to their destinations ready to place without running around, as Neil and Rob's client were planning to do.
                    James

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                    • #11
                      Here it is at 4feet long, 14 in wide, with a runaround. It's tight at the dock but will mock up and check. Comments are most welcome.

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                      • #12
                        And here is a combination of that plan and Bob Chant's take on it. Also 48" x 14". HO scale.


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                        • #13
                          I think Rob's plan is a little more workable and leave more room for scenery.

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                          • #14
                            Hi Tyson, I agree the original plan (no runaround) is cleaner and more spacious. So, I ended up modifying it even further, closer to Rob’s take on it, and shrunk it down to 12“.



                            Only thing is very little water left, about 2 3/4”. Is that enough to model a sardine fishing boat?

                            Cheers,

                            Luis

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                            • #15
                              It gives you 18' beam, but I don't know if that's enough for a typical sardine boat. The model will be right at the edge of the layout, so might warrant clear acrylic protection.
                              James

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