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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.
I posted this on another forum, but since it's my first post there, it hasn't shown up yet.
I've been constructing an HO scale layout that is a modern coal mine based in an Appalachian Mountain area served by NS. I'm considering using a modified version of Atlas's N17 (Scenic and Relaxed) for this layout, but am open to other options.
Attached is my modified Scenic and Relaxed layout, as created in Atlas RTS (this is just an image file, if you want the actual .ral file, let me know).
I just started my first layout, and jumped right into a 4x8 (actually 4x6 is all I ended up building, but plan to expand on it someday). My layout is also a Colorado mountain scene, and I loosely based it off a town outside of Silverthorne, CO that the Blue River runs through, which was dammed in the 50s to create a reservoir. Sort of a folded dogbone style with a cool loop with a crossover that people swore was a reverse loop but in fact was not! Since you have decided on a 4' x 8' layout I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that you look at some HO layout plans for that size table. After reviewing the modified N17 Scenic and Relaxed posted in my first post, I found that it really wasn't what I was looking for. The 2nd one has the advantage of a longer mainline run but at the cost of space for anything else. I'm mainly in HO scale, but wanted to do something in N to try scenery techniques on, + have somewhere to run some of my N scale equipment. What I did was simply convert the HO Denver & South Park, 4x8 layout in Linn Wescott's old 101 Trackplans book, to N scale.
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. Well, it is that time of year again, and I was wondering, if you have a Christmas Tree in your home, does it have a train running around it?  I have a Lionel 671 turbine pulling several fright cars and is powered by a KW transformer. I have a 15 year old battery operated G gauge Christmas train under my tree that I bought at Big Lots for $19.99.
I have figured out what is wrong with my brain!  On the left side nothing works right, and on the right side there is nothing left! It consists of a small oval {almost a circle really} of HO track for my HO trains to be rotated around and 2 ovals of N scale track for My Other Half's N scale {and some of my old N scale as well} to run around. Knowing the luxury of DCC in HO, we have decided any new N scale purchases will be DCC also and only one oval of N scale will be DC. Hope all of you have an enjoyable Christmas, train under the tree (or on the shelf) or not.


I have the five car freight, pulled by a 2-6-2 loco, that I got for Christmas in 1948, along with the 1948 Lionel Catalog listing it.
I wonder what percent of guys use steam vs diesel on their Christmas layouts?  I guess probably both.
The family cat leaves the layout downstairs pretty much alone, but the train around the tree is subject to a special game: the objective is to swat the last car off while leaving the rest of the train running for another pass around the tree. A model railroad under a Christmas tree?  Just where are you supposed to put your presents? 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.
The track plan can still be similar to those already presented, just passing through tunnels or gulches to cross to the other side of the layout. If you look closely and start to plan what you want to use the sidings for, you will find there is little to no room left for scenery like buildings. It will be more satisfying in the long run to have 1 siding that actually goes to an industry than 2 parallel sidings to nowhere. 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.
The turnouts are divided into two blocks that are powered by separate capacitor discharge units fed by a single 16V AC transformer.
But you mentioned that you don't want a double main because it makes it look like a spaghetti bowl. 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. SP or UP main on left side with interchange, ATSF or BNSF main on right side with interchange.



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