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24.07.2014
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but although I'm pretty sure I have a good layout design in my head, I'd like to see some more track designs. I am in the process of doing an HO version of the trackplan with more switching on the left side.
Is it possible to design a double oval on a 4x8 layout in ho scale?, sorry for the newbie question. In order to keep the outer track at least an inch from the edge of the layout, it will need to be in the neighborhood of a 22 inch radius, and the inner loop will need to be 18 inch radius. Both circles are now complet, the east loop (to the right is four tracks wide, the west loop is two tracks wide. The BNSF main line cuts across the bottom of the picture, it is single track for the most part, but it is growing. 6) Red Trail Energy, an Ethanol plant (east of towon) has been operating for about ten years now. 7) Richardton Rail Yards, is east of the ethanol plant, but on the same property, a new terminal being build by a consortium of interests, mostly trans loading oilfield supplies between train and truck. Most of this is all NEW industry, except for the Gladstone Elevator, and the Hebron Brick Plant all less than ten years old, and the Gladstone is only about 25 years old. Yes, but since the curves are pretty sharp, be prepared to run relatively short engines and train cars, bottom line. Many six axle diesels are manufactured to handle 18 inch curves, but they look pretty toy-like on such sharp curves. If you want to expand your running options for rolling stock, it's wise, if possible to increase to a 5x9 in HO to allow you to use larger radius curves.
Those prototype examples aren't really useful for anyone contemplating building an HO 4X8. To answer the Original Poster’s actual question, yes, it is quite possible, like this double-track HO 4X8 that at least breaks up the racetrack ovals a little. And of course, in the exact same floor space as an HO 4X8, a lot of neat alternatives will fit.
Do you mean two separate ovals or one oval that crosses over itself running two times around; I think its called a folded dogbone? My 4x8 pike is a small inner oval connected to an outer oval with a 3% curved grade to an elevated siding with a coal trestle that ends in bridge over the inner oval to a 360º loop that connects back to the inner oval just under the bridge. On the opposite side of the elevated coal trestle there is a siding running the length of the 8-foot side; outside of the inner loop on the same level, with two single crossovers to the inner loop.
Before converting to DCC there were 16 power blocks with dual cab control via two transformers. Many model railroaders, although very intelligent, are like Khan; they think in only two dimensions. On an upper level the train leaves the terminal station across a double crossover swithc and begind its decent. On a 4x8 layout there is plenty of space for elevations- -what is consider proper is debatable.
With a 1-inch foam base you also have that inch to depress the tracks for additional clearance, just as prototypical railroads have done. In that area you can have so much more interesting trackplans, just look at what Iain Rice makes! In my case, the layout started as a 4x4 and grew to its present 4x10 feet as the space became available. Mike,As I said before and I will say it one more time there is nothing wrong with a 4x8 footer.


Just because 4 by 8 is a standard size for sheets of plywood does not make it a good size for a layout. As others have noted, the 4x8 isn't the most space effiecient, nor as conducive to hard core switching as a shelf layout.
Even the hard core guys have to design a 4x8 now and then for a client with money burning a hole in his or her pocket.
I don't think anyone has any right to criricize anyone else because of the size of their layout.
The concept is that it’s a shortline that took over a shortened branch line that has no passing sidings. I mentioned that this can be done with a 4x8 or a 4x6 layout because the layout doesn’t have to be bolted to the floor. My premise is that a 4x8 layout can be useful if it shares space with other household necessities (eating, sleeping, etc).
Many modelers are finding themselves constantly moving, lacking space, or don't have loads of time to spend on a layout. There is a good argument against 4x8 layouts if they are permanently affixed to their space.
A loop can also have the curves double as switch leads, interchange tracks, and running tracks.
The problems with a 4x8 loop are that you are limited as to what kind of locomotives and rolling stock that you could use, you are limited in the size of the industrial customers on the layout, and it’s a space eater because you need at least 2 feet of space around each side (unless one end is against a wall). With a shelf layout, you can build a layout anywhere between 9 inches deep to 30 inches deep. I have looked at ALOT of track plans, but it seems to be better if I can see the real thing! They are unique loading or unloading situations for the most part and wouldn’t work as a layout without more space given over to staging tracks. No mention of elevations and I’m not talking a figure eight with an elevated crossover.
Just to make things interesting I added a siding, on the inside of the loop, with a single crossover. The paired crossover turnouts and the turnouts to the Wye are wired parallel so one switch throws both sets of points. I too would like to have a larger around the walls layout, but I fear that is not in the cards any time soon. They can be nicely done and very rewarding to build - just take a look at Rick Van Laar´s layout featured in the Feb. And, as has also been remarked on, good 4x8's do exist and will continue to be designed. I also like John Armstrong's idea about cutting the 4x8 sheet up and making the 4x10 boat with pointed ends. If I had a finished basement or dining area, I would be able to run my trains on the layout and then later on, stand it on end (or side) and put it against the wall (or any other out of the way location) for other uses. If you build the layout on lightweight framework and foam core, the layout can be built 6 inches thick and light enough so that you can pick it up and place it somewhere else on its end or on its side. It can rest on a dining room table, straddle a bed (Don Mitchell’s Oakdale Central), or along a hallway. Model Railroader has been presenting articles and features on modular and 4x8 layouts recently for a reason. Over the years, Model Railroader has taken polls, and it seems that modelers are more likely to build the Beer Line than the Franklin and South Manchester (which started out as a 4x8 layout) or the Gorre and Daphetid (which started out as a 4x6).


Some people want a continuous run because when someone comes over, the visitor could care less about seeing the engine shunting back and forth.
A 4x8 can be stored against a wall either as is or placed on a side or end to allow mixed use in the room. Seems like alot of railroading in a small space, but I like every one of the ideas that I just saw!
The turnouts are divided into two blocks that are powered by separate capacitor discharge units fed by a single 16V AC transformer.
2011 issue of MR.  But why not to attempt to make something good even better by choosing a different footprint? You'll get a lesson in how hard it can be, and in my case, a reason to admire the Italians for their designs.
I am thrilled to death to have this little train table at work and I'm having a ball with it.
The engine picks up the train and pulls it engine first to the two online customers – a manufacturing company and a building supply (cement hoppers). From there, the person making the decision must weigh the pros and cons before coming to a conclusion. Some people go with a loop because they want the continuous run in order to break in locomotives.
There is simply nothing cooler in this hobby (IMHO) than building something and showing it off or seeing someone show off something they built! So personally, I don't see how posting them helps anyone build a layout in a realistic space. You can either build another terminal, or I wouldl suggest a return loop back to the middle station.
I have recently started building a 4x8 where I work because there is no room for anything in the RV that I live in.
The old Atlas track plan books have some really good 4 x 8 plans and detail how to operate it, scenic it, wire it, construct any elevated roadbed and so on. I plan to store the 3 sections on a shelf above a doorway and assemble them together when it’s time to play with my trains.
After switching the customers, the engine will push the train caboose first back to the interchange. I've found that I come to better decisions if I listen to conflicting views before I listen to views that support my original opinion.
Others go with the loop because they just want to see the trains run while they sit down and veg out. I also wanted to be able to take it to train shows while fitting it in the back seat of a mid size sedan (48 inches of space). I just saw on the Layouts and Layout Building portion there is a 6 page thread 4 x 8 Layout Advise.
I was originally going to make it 2 sections that were 28 inches by 45 inches and have the layout attached by hinges to make it a 56 inch by 45 inch layout.




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