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Metallicadam wrote:There's a 3rd radius continuous loop for passenger trains, a 2nd radius inner loop for goods and enough room in the centre for loco sheds. My contribution:The basic layout consists of the two towns on a small branch or light railway, somewhere in a rural area. Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. GeoFF03 wrote:do you use 1st raduis track on the inner circuit,if so what locos do you operate on itYes it is 1st radius (didn't know any better at the time ). I've been doing a little town planning for the proposed scenic street scene I mentioned earlier.
It is not often I am compelled to make a random comment on the layouts pages, but something is making me post this to say.Very nice job. This is my first post here, so I've decided to try to make it count.Now, as I'm sure everybody here already knows, 6'x4' is a classic size. As someone who only has HVR2 to play with at the moment, i'll try my best to come up with a few 6x4's for you.
In my opinion its not as interesting as the original 8 x 4 I drew, but that wouldn't fit in this thread!This only just fits on 6x4, but it uses 2nd rad curves throughout. I find that if you use the shape tools instead of objects to represent buildings and foliage, 50 is normally enough. Each occupies half of the board, and are separated by a backscene in the centre of the board.The plan is adapted from an S scale plan in 8x4, intended for larger US outline stock, and published in Model Railroader magazine in 2004. This could be used on its own, or with a fiddle yard to (a) complete the loop or (b) feed main-line trains into the inside tracks of the grand terminus station, giving the impression of a branch line breaking off from a main-line. Great work!Especially with the inner city work, well thought out and well detailed scenery and buildings on that would really make that a spectactular layout.
Great work!Especially with the inner city work, well thought out and well detailed scenery and buildings on that would really make that a spectactular layout.Ta very muchly! With a smaller scale and shorter UK stock, the plan should give similar operation.The upper half shows the interchange with the 'main' line, which crosses the entire board. But at present, almost all 6'x4' trackplans are not terribly good (with a few notable exceptions). Personally, I recommend option b, as this will ad operational interest, viewing interest and a purpose to the layout, rather than simply running trains from end-to-end. Th split level arrangement of the layout allows for a much more ambitious scheme, as most flat 6x4s only have room for one station. Aside from the exchange point work I've put this in flexitrack - since it's a straight section and doesn't need power for operation, this shouldn't be a problem for most beginners.
The famous 6x4 Hornby Trakmat, the root of many a modeller nowadays, is, after its recent redesign, useless - and the old one wasn't brilliant.As my tribute to this classic railway modelling icon, I'm starting a thread dedicated to 6x4 trackplans. However, I have experimented with running trains on a virtual version - and I am happy that it can be comfortably used on its own.Pros: Model a full working railway in 6x4!


Thanks to the fact that there is no visible link between the two stations, the eye can see them as entirely independent, maybe at a crossing of two branch lines, adding a much-needed sense of reality to the humble 6x4. The main line is not used, although if room becomes available fiddle yards could be added at a later stage.Below this is the junction yard. This arrangement also creates a far more interesting visual effect than a flat board with some trees and houses on it.The upper layer contains the terminus. The line crossing the main would likely have an industry - I'd suggest a brewery, for reasons I'll get into shortly. You are allowed to reproduce existing designs (though not the Trakmat, or if the design is copyrighted)I have a few to share, to start us off. It is raised to a height of three inches, to allow for a train plus the thickness of the upper board between it and the track below. Below the run-around loop is the goods yard - one road would have a goods shed whilst the other would be a coal siding. The siding on the right can have a loading platform.Trains leave the station to the left, and if passenger trains are run there would be a platform between the main line and the branch to allow people to change trains. The building on the plan is the Hornby Skale Regis Great Northern Waiting Room, to prove it fits, but this is only for illustration. The siding to the left would have an engine shed, whilst that to the right would have the goods shed. This station would probably be situated at the connection of two branch lines, or perhaps the junction between the branch and the main lines. Maybe switch the upper goods siding and loco spur around, and paint an industry of some sort on the backscene for trains to 'deliver' to. The sidings inside the oval would consist of a loading platform and another industry, which is the line's main traffic source. For this, I suggest a Malthouse, which will supply the brewery on the far side of the layout.
Whatever you like!-------------Due to the multiple stations, this layout allows the trains somewhere to run to, creating a form of true layout operation!In operation, I'd recommend using two trains. The last siding will hold the brake van and coach when not in use.The line ends here, and the continuous circuit is only used for running in or entertaining visitors. It is a very simple layout, consisting simply of the basic elements needed for a model railway - a station, a small goods yard and a shed.
Rolling stock depends on era and location, though the trackplan is probably not suited to the modern day. Instead, the line beyond this has a cattle dock, and the coal yard is located beyond this, 'off scene'. The loco shed is optional and unprototypical, but most people want to show off their engines a bit. On the far side, the loop is used to drop coal wagons from the main for the branch off, and leave the empties for the main line trains to pick up.


Here's a sample session:1 ) Beginning on the upper level with the passenger train in the station and the goods train split with the loco in the loco shed, the brakevan in the short spur by the platform end and the wagons in the goods siding, the passenger train would run down to the lower level station.
This allows the coal wagons to run loaded and empty in the right direction - loaded wagons shunted into the invisible coal yard become new empties left by the main line, whilst empties left for the main line become unloaded wagons from the coal yard.You'll probably struggle to fit standard hornby buildings on this layout, as there isn't all that much space. It is, however, a good excuse to try kit-bashing or scratch-building, and there is plenty of information online and in books and magazines regarding this.Operation is quite simple. At the start of the day, the locomotive will come off shed and collect wagons and a coach for the first run. When it arrives, it runs around, then draws the wagons backwards before pushing them into the goods siding. It then runs around the the junction, where it drops off it's wagons to pick up those left by the main line engines, and brings them back up the line.
Further, there may not be enough room at the appropriate terminal for all the wagons, which will have to be left for a later trip.In terms of rolling stock, the line needs one small locomotive (although this can be changed between sessions).
The Hornby 'Terrier' is ideal, or for lines set elsewhere the Bachmann 57xx, 'Jinty', or Hornby J94 would substitute. For pre World War II LNER lines, the Bachmann J72 is probably best, although the Hornby J52 or J83 would substitute. As a light railway, again the Terrier or Sentinel are ideal, or for those on a tighter budge any of the Hornby 0-4-0s or a Bachmann 'Junior' tank eninge can be substituted.
The ratio plastic kit for the GWR 4-wheeler has better proportions and should go together fairly easily, or for those in the US Henrietta or Emily's coach from the Bachmann Thomas range would suit this sort of line quite well. For the van, LMS, GWR and SR vans are available, as well as BR vans (which can be used for the LNER as well) are available, or for the more ambitious Smallbrook Studios do some nice resin kits for road vans (brake vans with space to carry goods or luggage) that fit on dapol chassis.Goods stock is mostly vans and open wagons. At a minimum you'll have a wagon of coal in each direction, two vans for general merchandise in and agricultural produce out, a cattle wagon, possibly some building supplies in an open wagon and whatever other industries you have. With a Malthouse and Brewery, you can have bulk grain wagons running between each location, as well as some heading out to the main line. There's also casks and bottles into the brewery and the finished product out, which would most likely in vans or special wagons.
For further interest, a small quarry or mine could exist beyond the unseen coal siding, which would switch empty and loaded wagons about in the same way.Overall, you get a lot of activity and realistic operation in a small space, whilst retaining a continuous run.
However, you only have a short run and can only really use one engine at a time (a second could be placed on the main line platform to represent a passenger train, but might disrupt the illusion of trains passing through unseen whilst focus is on the other end).



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