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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2015 04:02 pm
   
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Si. wrote:
 

Swopping a car from the Pier track, to the other low-level track...
...would involve, moving it to the Yard, running-around it, & switching it back to the Pier areas 2nd spur.
(it could however be 'pole-switched' also; saving the trip back to the Yard)



Si, the only "Yard run-around" that I can see involves using the turntable as part of the run-round route, or am I missing something ?.

My first thought on seeing your plan was a fiddle yard or extension exactly where you suggest.

Maybe Helmut didn't allow for the only approximate scale of your plan ?. Moving the TT to the end, as Helmut drew it, might aid ops but it would look more like a UK style track plan - various UK locations had a similar 'track-end' TT if space was tight.

Regards,             Michael

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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2015 04:05 pm
   
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I just noted that if the plan were made that way, there would be no need of running round the rake on the way from the upper sidings down to the pier and vice versa.:bg:

@Michael
leave the runaround out in the yard and you have the situation at corkscrew turntable on the Silverton&Northern

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Hello Helmut : 
You are correct - but maybe he just wants to make operations as difficult as possible ??.

Regards,                  Michael

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 Posted: Mon May 4th, 2015 01:21 pm
   
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Hi Helmut & Michael.

Thank you both again, for the input on the M.M.M.? trackplan.

I used to belong to 2 Railroad Clubs; but can no longer do the travelling involved.
Freerails has filled the 'vacuum' that existed here as a result.
It is truly a wonder of the modern world; that I can speak with people such as yourselves, 100s even 1000s of miles away about creative modelling !

The materials-research & acquisition has also been accelerated beyond anything I could have dreamt of before.
(Thanks especialy to Dave the postman !)
Finding materials & kits localy to me in the past; was a frustrating & often fruitless activity.
I actualy took up scratchbuilding as a result; simply thinking in the end, if I can't make it, I CAN'T HAVE IT, period ! ... Very affordable as well !

Thanks to ALL of Freerails stella members; Truly a worldwide inspiration for me !

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" Moving the T.T to the end, as Helmut drew it, might aid ops."

" Or better still, move the turntable around as I've sketched."

Helmut, Yes.

In the M.M.M.? trackplan, I was attempting originaly to use the enginehouse (& turntable) as a 'scenic block' to seperate visualy the yard from the pier.
Also I had wanted an under/over-bridge. like the GS&SS; but in 1:35n2 I could simply NOT get the change in elevation & clearance required, without many more feet of track.

The only place I can see the T.T AND enginehouse working for me now, is as you both say, right at 'the end of the line'.

It also saves a turnout (or 2,3), makes the whole runaround loop MUCH shorter...
...& properly sited, gives the oportunity for a couple more turnout-saving storage-tracks as well.

Si. :bg:





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 Posted: Mon May 4th, 2015 02:20 pm
   
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''(Thanks especialy to Dave the postman !)''

I thought that all the postmen over in the UK were named Pat?

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 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2015 03:08 pm
   
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" I thought that all the postmen over in the UK were named Pat? "

Hi Herb.

So did I !

Dave came from another job; so he didn't have the right name.
The postman on Thursday (Daves day off) doesn't either...
...I think his name is Chinaski; Used to be Mickey Rourkes stand-in.

Our postman a few years back, was called Pat...
...but he got the sack.

:doh:

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Due to a huge amount of time spent cutting back the garden (forest !)...
...modelling time has been limited.
Have been on the lookout for some nice 'weathered wood' though...
...& came across some realy nice bits from some shrub or other ?? ... Nice !!

But the Tamiya brick-wall foundation for the enginehouse was at last finished the other nite...
...the glueing process simply took AGES !...
...the walls all dried STRAIGHT this time & are now the final DOUBLE thickness !

So work got under way on the Italeri walls, for Wolfgangs critter workshop extension.



Rather than a completed foundation, which the Tamiya enginehouse walls are...
...with the Italeri 1:35 walls we're going with an 'under construction' kinda look, for the enginehouse extension.

Si.

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 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2015 03:50 pm
   
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I had done most of the 'cleaning up' on all the Italeri wall mouldings a while ago...
...but just finished off the last few before the weekend.

So started on messing around with them, to get the right size for the extensions 'under construction' look.



Si. :thumb:




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 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2015 09:29 pm
   
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AAAAUUUWWWW Track plan...:glad:

Things are moving forward and coming along nicely. I get lost with our postman, there always changing.

DAMM Moose he's eat some of your brick wall

Cheers Dan:bg:



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" DAMM Moose he's eat some of your brick wall "

Hi Dan.

DAMM right he has !

Yeah, it is a trackplan ... but a DAMM complex one.
Not enough space for the track realy...
...& def. not enough space for scenery ... Mmmm.

Thanks for your tip on the Ivy-wood Dan; it looks real good in your scenery.
There's a ton of it around the garden; I'll grab some next time it isn't RAINING !!

Woodland Scenics would probably want $50 bucks, for a bag of that !

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" Keep banging in 2" nails, until you run out."

Hi Michael.

Talking of 50.8mm nails...
...a shelf-layout is looking more apealing every nano-second !

With 3 track joins all at different heights across the woodwork...
...there aint much potential to change anything, if it don't work out.

Why are there so many layouts with a fiddle-yard, track, & a turntable at the end ?...
...probably because IT WORKS !

DAMM !

Si. :f:




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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2015 12:05 am
   
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Ideas for how to use the 1:35 Italeri brick walls, came together pretty quickly !
The previous, & much simpler, Tamiya brick walls, seemed to take forever. :slow:

Getting the basic overall size for the enginehouse was important to get right though.
These 'extension' walls were a bit easier to work out; as they fit on to the main structure.



So, I figure I'm good for the glue !! :cool:

The sections are layed out here...
...with a doorway in the centre & an aperture for a window, on each of the 4 wall sides.

Si. :P




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