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Title: Shelf Layouts
Post by: Beach on September 29, 2017, 07:38:00 PM
Does Bachman have any track plans for shelf layouts.  Currently building a 16" by 16' shelf layout in garage.  I am not very creative and would love to see see some track plans that might work for this size layout.


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: RAM on September 29, 2017, 09:36:02 PM
do a google search ho shelf layouts. 


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: the Bach-man on September 30, 2017, 12:04:07 AM
Dear Beach,
Since I got on Pinterest I get about 387,000 layout plans a day.
Some are really nice.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: Terry Toenges on September 30, 2017, 01:27:29 PM
Once I get on Pinterest, I end up spending hours on there looking at others' layouts and track plans and train stuff in general.
Here's some from when I Googled shelf layouts. Now, I'll end up getting lost for another couple of hours while looking at layouts.
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22shelf+layouts%22&lr=&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw2Nbvt83WAhUB4CYKHedaBT0Q_AUICigB&biw=1173&bih=555 (https://www.google.com/search?q=%22shelf+layouts%22&lr=&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw2Nbvt83WAhUB4CYKHedaBT0Q_AUICigB&biw=1173&bih=555)


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: Piyer on October 05, 2017, 03:53:09 PM
Once I get on Pinterest, I end up spending hours on there looking at others' layouts and track plans and train stuff in general.
Here's some from when I Googled shelf layouts. Now, I'll end up getting lost for another couple of hours while looking at layouts.
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22shelf+layouts%22&lr=&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw2Nbvt83WAhUB4CYKHedaBT0Q_AUICigB&biw=1173&bih=555 (https://www.google.com/search?q=%22shelf+layouts%22&lr=&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw2Nbvt83WAhUB4CYKHedaBT0Q_AUICigB&biw=1173&bih=555)


*knocks on door* Terry???

Yes?

Are you feeling okay in there?

Um, yeah. Why?

Well, it's just that you clocked in at eight-forty-five, disappeared into the restroom, and you've been in there ever since...

And that's your concern why?

Because your wife called me at home an hour ago to say it was nearly midnight and you weren't home yet - you've been in there seventeen hours!  ;D


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: Terry Toenges on October 05, 2017, 06:32:00 PM
 ;D  Layouts. Lot and lots of layouts.  247,000 Google results for "shelf layouts".  Only 196,000 to go ;D


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: sarasdad on October 05, 2017, 09:04:22 PM
try shelflayouts,com


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: dutchbuilder on October 06, 2017, 05:47:59 AM
Have a look at other's layouts and  keep them in mind as a reference.
Write down on a piece of paper what you would like your layout to do and where it is situated.
Neven never land or in the real world, it doesn't matter.
It's your world.
I use the free version of Anyrail to doodle plans on my computer.
Sometimes just for fun to puzzle out a layout of a predefined size.
Gives me more satisfaction then just copying someone alse's creations.

Ton


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: Len on October 06, 2017, 08:27:47 AM
It's been around forever, but there are a lot of good ideas for shelf layouts in the "101 Track Plans" book.
https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Track-Railroaders-Railroad-Handbook/dp/0890245126 (https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Track-Railroaders-Railroad-Handbook/dp/0890245126)

You can even take pieces of the larger 'basement' layouts and put them together to make a shelf layout. That's what I did for my 'KL&B Eastern Lines RR Museum' layout back before there was layout software.

Len


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: charon on October 06, 2017, 10:02:00 AM
I second Len.
That is a great book, I have used mine for over 30 years.
Chuck


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: Nathan on October 06, 2017, 01:19:15 PM
The one out of 101 Track Plans that I have built in two different scales is #8, Port Ogden & Northern.  I modified it both times.

In HO I built it in three eight foot sections for a total of twenty four feet.  I built it one foot by sixteen in N Scale with larger radius that worked great.

Take the time to read what Linn Westcott says about building model railroads, good advice.

Nathan


Title: Re: Shelf Layouts
Post by: sarasdad on October 06, 2017, 01:32:48 PM
Check out shelflatouts web site Mr. Mindheim offers plans.