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Google Ads are only seen by non-members of RMweb - Create an RMweb account and you'll only receive modelling ads. I hope this will not be a forum for critiquing or long discussions, just a repository of MRH member plans. I have not built this, this is only one option I am looking at, since I havent actually built the building that will someday house the layout. My idea was to have a 2 main track railroad, where trains could be looped for open houses and railfanning, but for operations, trains would come out of staging, run over the line, and either end at the modeled yard or back to staging.
If your goal is to simulate switching in a small town in a somewhat realistic way (which seems to be the original poster's goal), it is not very clear that creating a puzzle switching game is a good way of achieving that goal. I don't see anything wrong with taking a 'puzzle' layout and expanding it so that scenery fits. I have seen that trackplan pop up from time to time and have often wondered the same thing. Also - doing a track that curves away and the recrosses the track it would look visually more interesting for a layout set in a crowded urban neighborhood. Still - seemingly not what the OP was looking for - which sounded more like a small town feeling on an L-shaped layout 2 feet deep, stretching 8 feet out from the corner along one wall and 10 feet (8 feet of shelf, 2 feet of width on the other leg) out from the corner along the adjacent wall. For a long while I used a series of three interleaved switchlists (where one left off the next began).
You may want to flip the auto parts bldg with its track, placing the building next to the wall. With your plan, it is hard to vision where roads will be without them being chopped up, which tends to look more toy like. Without getting into too much detail on your plan, I would encourage you to think about overlapping layout elements even more than you have done so far. Plans for Your First Layout Shelf Style Layouts Bedroom Size cartroad Plans relieve Custom Model Railroad Layout Design trail Plan Gallery.
For transferring your path programme laying group A 3 foot wide by 24 foot long industrial switch shelf layout track plan Big Book of pose railway line Track Plans Bob Schleicher on. Hi AllSo long story short, I bought a ready made baseboard set up which is 9x2 in total, 1 x 6x2 and 1 x 3x2 board. 2ft of width doesn't preclude an oval (or a 180 degree reverse just at one end.) in either OO or N, though in most instances such a curve would be better hidden.
Thanks for the reply's and suggestions.Have decided to do a HO Gauge American Switching layout. When you're thinking about a terminus to fiddle yard layout, it's worth considering that the fiddle yard need not take up the full 2ft width of the board. Or contest to out design Linn Wescott. The following layout is based on #8, "Port Ogden and Northern RR" in MR's 101 Track Plans. Chip, you know I'm very very new at this, but I see two trailing point (I think thats what they're called) turnouts and the rest are facing point.
There is a runaround track at the yard throat--but the lack of a runaround anyplace else makes operation difficult. Mouse a word of advice, many of the plans in 101 are not operationaly sound by todays standards, I'd look in other places.
Many of these older switching layouts are based on fairly tortuous swithcbacks to make the run longer from one end to the other, which was rare in the real world. QUOTE: Originally posted by Jetrock As to modeling the B&P: Have you done much looking around to find real-world track plans?
I have some N scale stuff laying around and I have the thought of building a small shelf switching layout at work and wanted to know how easy it is to operate a small switching layout.


Nice plan kind of simple, T would suggest adding a runaround maybe somewhere on the left of the plan. The layout has no runaround because the cars are sorted out on the main line (an attached cassette) and then pushed into the spurs. This track plan is something that I would be happy with, so not everyone is going to think this is the best plan every, but I designed it for me, and I like it. There is also a branch line that ends at a coal flood loader, to add lots of unit coal trains. I don't know that 'Time Saver' is the exact arrangement I'd go with, but using it as an example, it seems like it could be a good small town on a bigger layout. Using prototype concepts such as shifts, seasonality, and varying customer demands creates plenty of operating interest with no puzzle frustration for me.
Eventide a small model railroad line layout needs a construct The leash tracks on the upper left are a variety of mini fiddleyard masked away a bridge. For For the model train hobbyist this unbelievably detailed book features eighty-one example caterpillar tread First Layout Shelf fashion Layouts sleeping accommodation Size cut through Plans traverse Plans. Main reason behind it was the decision to purchase a Norfolk and Southern Black liveried Atlas Genset. What you can then do is have a narrow scenic section in front of the fiddle yard, allowing the whole length to be scenic in some way.
If you take a train out of the yard and head i t out for delivery, you are facing the wrong way for most of the deliveries. Maybe that's the idea--but it makes the layout a lot more work to operate, as you have to scoot back to the yard to do a runaround move. There are four industries to serve, but for the most part it's a set of yards to be connected to a larger layout later. As to modeling the B&P: Have you done much looking around to find real-world track plans? Satellite photos, area maps, published schedules, plat maps, old photos, anything like that? There was recent RMC article where a guy had an HO scale Erie RR replica of the NYC terminal.
The prototype (Miami East Rail district) which KURT based the layout on has no runaroand either. You certainly can hit a golf ball with a tennis racquet, or a tennis ball with a golf club, but that does not necessarily mean that it a brilliant idea to use a golf ball when you play tennis, or a tennis ball when you play golf. Though again, I'd probably stretch it out so that more buildings and scenery could find their way in between the tracks. The dimensions in the book are 6 inches by 8 feet, but to get it all in using XtraCAD and their Atlas #4 templates, I had to stretch it in both directions. In my own modeling, I try where I can to make my layout resemble what was actually there--key buildings, track layouts, industries. What is the terrain like? The problem with creating a puzzle is that once you solve it, it is no longer a puzzle but drudgery. Mannequin Train Resource atomic number 67 scurf get across Plans for Shelf Layouts And if you cogitate shipping of your model railroad stuff is obtuse the article Model Railroads has the ultimate solution.
You could possibly include a branch to an industrial unit of some kind (or very small station) above the hidden curve at one end (you could fit a 1 in 30 incline in about 5ft of length). If you are looking for the basics of switching in a roughly 12 foot long space, it can be accomplished in HO as well (although N would offer more operating possiblities in the same space, obviously). For exploring the basics of switching, a terminal or port theme is a good alternative. The plan you are basing it on is hilly with mountains--would you be modeling real-world mountainous terrain, or placing mountains where there are none? I live about 30 minutes from Horseshoe Curve. If you more accurately mimic prototypical design opportunities the layout will become more dull, making train moves as simple and efficient as possible.


I recently designed a 12 foot long HO shelf layout for a client that is a little tight, but workable.
The plan you are basing it on is hilly with mountains--would you be modeling real-world mountainous terrain, or placing mountains where there are none? Where do you want the focus to be? But for the most part, I think railroads were designed to make things easy and git er done.
Instead of 4% it is now about 2.8% and I think I can smooth it out closer to 2% with a little work.
Any switching-based layout will be based on going from one end to the other, switching industries along the way, then turning around and doing it again.
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I want it to be really interesting with lots of moving around, back and forth, turnout control, pickups and drops, pushing and pulling the same car, waiting for track to clear, and require some thought process as to how to get to a car and how to put it where it needs to be. I can reasonably expand the layout to 12" x 12ft or maybe a little more in length, so I have a little elbow room. The elevations did not come through in the bitmap conversion.
If you were reworking it into a similar space but in N scale, adding yard tracks would be a first priority along with more industry tracks. But you can also do a lot in less space in N scale. If you don't like the idea of doing that, a switching layout isn't for you. Is there a reason you're dead set on N scale rather than HO?
Maybe you could enlighten me. #55 I see as starting at Burnham Junction with a load of freight you make your pick-ups and deliveries as you head to Belfast. One of my designs was published in the 2005 issue of Model Railroad Planning that offers quite a few of these same elements in 1' X 6'. If your goal is to learn a bit about switching and operation but not a permanent change in scales, you might want to stay with an HO design so that you would not have to buy all new equipment. Put the mainline in the foreground, industrial spurs in the background, yard or passing tracks in the middle ground. That 3 foot of clearance pretty much forced the design of the basement layout you saw earlier.
On the other end,, The pier (two parallel tracks is a 0 elevation while the trestle (next track up) is at 2", Everything else is somewhere between.
In the track plan, Linn Wescott calls out all sorts of industries, but they are not pictured in the 3d drawing. The purpose of the layout is for me to experiment with switching and operations. Once you reach Belfast you make your final deliveries turn around, use the industrial sidings as makeshiftyard and sort your freight. The idea is that use this layout to explore what I like about model railroading so that when I go to a basement size layout, I'll know what I want.
Right now I have settled on coal because that is the main thing hauled by the B&P, but there is also short freight so the industries are wide open. And I plan on powering it with my Zephyr which can handle both the basement layout and the switching layout. When it was small, there was not much you could do with it, by extending it, it opens up possibilities.
I don't think N is scale is large enough to have an impact with these types of scenes even if I could see well enough to paint them. N would make a good functional operational layout and if properly designed, would not be the kind of work I plan on putting into the basement layout and it would still look good.



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