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Okeh good it's just a little nitrogen scale shelf switch layout but it's been merriment to rill while I run on.
Here I show them There are a sight of They do not penury to learn other skills initiative like provision layout. These N exfoliation tail plans are small-scale but each has enough features to be interesting. I was trying to set up a continuous loop using four tracks but hit problems when I tried to put in a cross over to reverse direction. See attached photo: I want to cross from “A” to “B” and inserted insulating fishplates at “C” but when the engine gets to the fishplates it stops ! Could I solve the problem by inserting “D”, adding insulating fishplates at each end and wiring in a parallel electric supply to that section ? Please excuse track spacing, I am only running single track and tried to gain as much space as possible. There are auto polarity reversing kits but as far as I know, they only work with DCC layouts. Those with lots more DC experience I’m sure will advise but believe separate power feeds will help but the loco will have to stop as the polarity is manually switched as it enters and exits the reverse loop.
Simple remedy, only switch one pointat a time, engine will stop when it completely passes insulators, then switch point behind engine and then point in front and engine can continue.
If you say that the train stops at C my gess is that you are using DC and then the its more complicated. With a single double pole double throw (DPDT) toggle switch, one needs to stop the train in the isolated reversing section to switch polarity on the power supply and isolated section. You might need an isolating track as polarity of the current is reversed through the loop.So basically I am saying the train has a short circuit.
This is definitely a reverse loop condition so the loop need to be completely isolated with a separate power supply.
The problem is that the loco has more than one set of pickups and when the loco passes the isolated fishplates at C, half of the loco is picking up power from the line at the B end, the other half is picking up the power from the A end. All that then needs to happen is that the power for the C section is drawn from either the A end or the B end.
Changing the source of power can be achieved by means of a DPDT (double pole double throw) switch, which will switch two power sources at the same time.
A more sophisticated version is to buy an electronic gismo which detects the change of polarity and instantly does the switching of polarity for you.
Note that you may get a similar problem as the train goes over cross-overs – depending on whether the frogs are electric or insulated. The isolation should be track joiners (from Peco for example) and placed at each of the turnout spurs where the isolated section begins (turnouts shown at A and B) This will electrically isolated the C diagrammed section.
Regards the straw-Ligh bars – using Black straws should allow you to reduce light beams by making pinholes or slots in straw to let less let shine through for a different effect ?
One last thing about reversing loops – unless you have two of them once you go through it you can never come back.
Only just read this post and will have a reverse loop on my layout when finished but use a double pole double toggle switch (DPDT) If you have centre off then you can stop the train in the loop and still have trains running in the circle. Best of all are the construction photos at the end – you can see how it did it from start to finish.
LIKED THE MULTI-LEVEL RAIL-ROAD I USED THIS METHOD TOO AT TIMES, GIVES MODELER OPTION TO HOLD GRADUAL GRADE WITH-OUT MAKING A BUNCH OF PIERS TO MAKE THE GRADE THE PROPER AMOUNT, CUT THROUGH FOR WATER-WAYS AND MAINTAIN A CONSTANT WATER LEVEL.
This is a beautiful layout which reminds me of my own multilevel layout complete with tunnels. Do not make the same mistake that I made on mine and my friends made on three other large layouts. I am limited to a 2×6 layout for shifting am always watching how you handle small areas .
My first try I did some reading and unfortunately found too many references to 4 (and higher) percentage grades. The Big Boys were made to single-head Sherman Hill, the big climb in Wyoming for the UP, with 100-car drag freight consists.
Raton Pass, built near the original Santa Fe wagon trail, hit 3.3% on the early switchback route before they tunneled through the mountain. Cajon Pass in southern California maxes for a few miles at 3%, the newer segments were lowered to 2.2. Unless your layout is tiny enough that tiny trains are all you can run anyway, you’ll be much happier with your options if you keep the grade to 2. On a layout I built for my son we had a grade of about 1 in 30 which I guess is just over 3% and that was no problem in itself, but some diecast-bodied locos did have an issue with the transition onto the grade, with the pony truck flanges shorting out to the cab floor briefly.
The steepest prototype main-line grade in the UK is the Lickey incline west of Birmingham, which is mostly 1 in 38 and most trains needed at least one banking (helper) loco added, and still do occasionally. Well done you – being a bit too British here but would probably like a bit more track and less scenery but then we don’t quite have the open spaces you transatlantic cousins do!
We hping to move to a farm soon and on this farm there is an old Nissan Hut (ex war hut for soldiers) and it’s my plan to turn it nto a musuem for scale models both plastic cars trucks and railways.
A wonderful idea for displaying my out of period trains and vehicles, and other non-train related items I build. A dust trap yes, but with the blow duster used for computers, and the swiffer-type dusters, this can easily be taken care of.


Pilan shelves are exactly the same as plain shelves after you have learned to proof-read your inserts ! Alastair – Anyone said Thank YOU for moderating such an excellent and appreciable site. Sure is a fantastic solution to that old storage problem with everything at hand, identifiable and ready to use. This hobby will be for my retirement and seeing this gives me heart, to see what can be achieved in the available space. A beautiful layout in a domestic setting and readily at hand,just a pity that these pictures were not a bit larger to enjoy all of that detail ? And thank you Al, not just for sharing these layout photos, but for all the wonderful tips you put out.
With this you can run trains, more than one per track, and come up with some really good operating sessions. Thanks much for the tips and pics, they do help with my own and good to see what others are doing. Very nice, I have a layout about the same size and the amount of scenery work required is overwelming. Thank you for showing my pictures and thanks to all the viewers for their wonderful responses. One thing the links help with most is to inspire new ideas by combining the ideas of others. I am currently working on an idea to be able to hang them on the wall (so I can start a new layout1). Hopefully this can inspire other modelers to realize that one can have a lot of fun even when there is not a lot of space. More or less finished my 009 shelf layout now, it started with no scenery, as it was only to do a bit of shunting in the warmth of the house during the winter.
But I can’t help myself, I like building things from bits and bobs so gradually its morphed into a fully scenic layout. My South Wales layout in the garage has been put on the back burner for a while but it still works fine. The blue rope and clips are a safety feature, preventing the board falling if the pulleys fail. From the double pulley at the top, it goes to a pulley that changes the direction through 90 degrees. It travels to a double pulley where it drops down from the ceiling (where all four ropes can be pulled).
A huge thanks to David – lack of space stops a lot of folk from rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in, which is a great shame.
Al you do a great job of showing us others hints’ tips and layouts, keep up the good work it is appreciated. Perhaps layout critics should be required to post a picture of their layouts before referring asking if a layout is made from Legos! The important thing about any scale layout is a very simple fact that a person took the time to draw a plan, follow the plan and share the end result with others of the same mind set. I am truly amazed at what you have accomplished in a small space, the details and scenery is fantastic. I saw one layout while living in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, hung from the ceiling, what that gentlemen did to hamper the dust problem was to construct a box hanging from the ceiling, the layout was raised up to the box that had weatherstripping on the bottom edge that meet the outside edge of the layout as it was raised, he had two boards (2×3) that acted as additional support and locked in place with a hasp and padlock for security for his layout and running gear from his grandchildren, stubborn little beggars.
It is an established fact that quite a few model railway layouts have been built in close quarters. Broadly I'll start Planning a path contrive for manikin rail layouts can be a tricky proposition particularly if you're starti. Freight loading and unloading facilities would be provided at both terminals, using kit-built structures or even ready-to-plant buildings from Hornby or Bachmann. If you follow the outside RAIL at A all the way round it is obviously still on the outside at B, if you follow the outside rail along round the point and across C you will see it joins the INSIDE RAIL, therefore you have a short, when you throw both points and the engine crosses the insulators. Problem with that is you can only cross with short trains, otherwise you will have wagons or coaches on the point you are trying to switch.
You have to isolate the tracks at A and B (connect C) and wire that section of rack using a reverse loop module like the hornby R8238 or similar like the LK200 from Lenz.
To reverse the train you have to reverse polarity this means all trains will reverse unless you break your layout in several sections.
So the section between A & B points needs to be electrically isolated from the rest of the layout at BOTH ends and powered separately using and auto reversing circuit such as a Digitrax AR1. When the train stops turn the control knob the other way, the train should then carry on its way.
Yes, your train will run the opposite direction forever, well until you back it through the same loop.
I think a diagram of the track plans for your articles would be helpful in appreciating the photos. If you want to build 4% gradients (which steam locos’ll still climb OK without skiddng wheels) fine, but the consensus of opinion amongst the Brit writers is that the layout will not be prototypical and look more suited to toy!
I was able to sort this out by cutting a clearance into the underside of the floor with a woodruff cutter in a minidrill and lining it with thin Plasticard, but if you have treasured locos I suggest you check how long a transition they need to start onto a climb before building. I’m not sure what scale this would be but Fiskar, a Swedish, I think, company makes a corrugator for scrapbooking.


With large layout what about a multi-storey carpark to keep the stock active and enhance the scenery.
That’s great that you can see every thing at one time, instead of having to dig in a box. It’s the best way to store pieces not being used at the moment and allows a person to remember what is avaiable and easy to get when an idea strikes. My grandfather and I setting up an O guage layout and we have some shelves that would work perfectly for this. It is very interesting how Barry incorporated every thing in one long double loop with a few spurs thrown in.
This 1' by 6' shelf layout is a shelf train layout plans small industrial The left are yards which.
A short passenger platform means that a DMU or short steam-hauled railcard could run in between goods services, while tank or small diesel locos provide the most suitable haulage for freight. Gaugemaster & Hornby sell these but after a quick look on the web I see they are both out- of- stock!
Then you have to keep in mind that when a train goes from one section to the other the polarity must match. The AR1 has reference power in (the rest of the layout) and track power out to the isolated section. Connect a wire from the trailing end of the point at A Outer rail to pin 5 on the switch, Inner rail to pin 6.
I’m in phase 1 of building my layour after 50 years since I first got a model train as a 6 year old. Quite often when we store rolling stock, vehicles etc we are inclined to forget what we have (I do anyway) This is great. Can we see some actual layout plans too when people send in there pictures it would help ever so much to get more perspective. I’m especially lucky in having an unused attic bedroom in my cottage giving me a space of 25 X 15 feet. This video has two parts ledger Recommendation & Operating on30 shelf layout plans I started building my Lionel Shelf Layout in1983. It will automatically flip the polarity to match the engine crossing the isolation points at either A or B. So please build them modular so that they can be taken apart if you have to move at some time. Any chance that Micheal could share some insight on how to do them and what material was used, any photo would be also extremely helpful. Also Al, please increase the font size of your email when you send it out to us all-my poor eyes are straining to see the print!! I would have parked all the vehicles as if they are at street crossings with red signal on. However, if the time comes when I have to go into an old peoples home, I’ve got a layout ready to take with me. Away separating the ii doors and modifying the end loops of the contrive higher up you can convert the layout to a true point to point shelf layout.
That straight is fed by a separate reversing switch, basically by feeding the power through 2 double pole double throw switches. Model railroad inward a bookshelf A smartness track plan for amp small northward scale layout. Like this the polarity is always the same ragarding the polarity outside of the loop.So while the train is in tha reverse loop you may reverse polarity without stopping the train. Then you can drive into the section, stop, throw the reversing switch, drive out the other end. You can check by trying to drive the train into the loop with the switch at either end of its travel.
I find that to be a great motivator: seeing how wonderful the end result can be when all I have is bare pieces of wood to show for my effort. If the train stops when it enters the loop, rotate the switch by 180 degrees and throwing the switch the other way.
It would be a real shame to cut up such an excellent piece of artistry if it had to be moved.
But the reason for this is because I’ve become keen on the amazing work of George Iliffe Stokes. Some Random model railway line caterpillar track plans quite an angstrom unit few people spend metre looking for type A ready made dog programme that will tally 2 x tenner shelf layouts. I kept getting new ideas, and ripping things apart and rebuilding in different configurations.
If you let others influence your decisions you will never be happy with the results”. I used this method to connect the rails on my Fleischman turntable, putting a red bulb in which lights up if the throw is wrong. This contains a 17 page tribute to George and Doris Stokes and contains many, previously unseen photographs.



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