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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2015 07:29 pm
   
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Si,

As you should know, 50.8 mm is a non-standard, "non-preferred" metric size.

50.00 mm is the only "approved" size to replace 2", so the nail makers flog you 2" nails but snip 0.8 mm off each end directly into their bank accounts. Bring back Farage !!

For months I have been doing various impressionist drawings of how a 2 or 3 tier shelf layout might appear (maybe fools never differ) as that is my own concept. Sufficient horizontal separation between the tiers is the obvious visual/presentation problem - as yet unsolved in my case. But a major investment in U.S. supplies is due here soon so digitum extractum as we sayz down 'ere.

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2015 07:49 pm
   
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a train lift might solve the tier separation problem. Here you can see how a scissors-type motor-driven lift is made and operated. So - no excuses!
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For those who prefer a slightly larger scale

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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2015 12:12 am
   
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And on the HO tri-level, oxygen masks drop down from the  cab and car celings just before level 3 is reached.

I think.

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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2015 10:49 pm
   
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Thanks Helmut. I quite like seeing trains going round....& round....& round while I do some shunting/switching on a lower level, so I will be using a "natural" gradient/grade rather than a Stop-Go interrupted circuit. I was hoping for a bit more realism too !.

Will someone give that cigar chewing hound a light ?.

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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2015 10:55 pm
   
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Hi Si

Why don't you just simplify your track plane like below. You may not need to the run around loop but for me this would be more interesting when running trains.



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 Posted: Mon May 11th, 2015 04:19 pm
   
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Hi Dan.

Thanks very much for the drawing...
...my yard arranegment wasn't great...
...yours looks like an improvement, for sure. :thumb:

I have sketched out a few depot/yard plans as well.

This one isn't right yet either...
...but the enginehouse & turntable are kinda where they should be this time ! :P



I guess I should explain the original 'L'-shape configuration as well.

I thought that the 'L'-shape would 'visualy separate'...
...the pier from the yard...
...& the 2 industries at the top left & right corners.

It had nothing to do with my having a specific sized 'L'-shaped space for a layout...
...I don't !...
...The layout could in fact be ANY shape.

I am having a bit of a re-think on it all. :brill:

Thanks again peoples !

Si.

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 Posted: Mon May 11th, 2015 10:46 pm
   
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Hello Si,

"Visual Separation" - that's posh for you ! Perhaps you also design hats for Ascot ?.

Actually, I think the 'L' shape works well in separating the various elements of your original track plan. Dan's design looks good, more ops interest with his suggested run round loop. How are you at driving backuds, bunker first ? Quite usual here & in Europe but the Americans seem to hate it. Beware lumps of coal jumping out of the tender/bunker & hitting you whilst leaning out - I know !!.

Cheers,   Michael

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Flying coal chunks

That explains quite a few things I was wondering about---

And BTW, Gromit just prefers to gnaw on the end, Just like his master(?) who learned many years ago that a lit stogie plus 60 MPH on a motorcycle made for a very short smoke--increased draft and all that don't ya know. Now if I could just get him to spit in the cuspidor I bought him, instead of the living room carpet. Good thing that it's brown. Don't rightly remember what color it started out as---

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 Posted: Tue May 12th, 2015 03:38 pm
   
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@Michael
we could try to talk him into employing double FairliesL:
Flying lumps - that's what you get when going tender first Polish style, eh?



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 Posted: Tue May 12th, 2015 08:28 pm
   
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Herb: same long term colour scheme as your underpants then ?

Helmut: Damn right ! - lump of coal weighing probably 3-4 + lbs at about 55mph nearly knocked my brains out. Would anyone have noticed any change ?.

Regards,    MICHAEL !  (Admin please note)

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