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sedfred


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« on: January 15, 2018, 11:35:45 PM »

What do you guys think of my layout plan now? It is fully completed and ready to be built in the coming months!!! Grin and if you remember my earlier posts a few years back you will see it has changed quite a bit. https://www.flickr.com/photos/141984945@N08/27938543549/
Any feedback or criticism? I will not be offended.
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Len

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 02:31:49 AM »

Is the switch on the top edge, just below and to the right of "Street Rails" for a lower level?

The track directly above the "Entrance Track" doesn't look like there's room for more than a loco and one car to the left of the switch. Is the by design?



Len
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sedfred


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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 07:02:35 AM »

It does not lead to a lower level. It is meant to be very little space by design. I designed it as a scenic switching puzzle
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Len

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 07:59:52 AM »

Very nice.

Len
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 01:14:21 PM »

It looks like it would keep you busy.
Len - What would be a disadvantage to moving that turnout to the right of the one next to it?
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Len

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 03:08:59 PM »

Terry - It would shorten the run-around a bit, which might be a problem. Other than that...

Len
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sedfred


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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 05:40:49 PM »

Also i'm just curious, but do you think the street running would look good with wooden crossing boards between the rails instead of pavement? I think it would give it a nice old look like trains have been going by for many years (and my layout is set in the 50's!)
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Trainman203

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 01:25:24 PM »

Looks like a typical small town Sedfred.

If you want to be “old time”, the street would more likely be dirt and gravel, between the rails as well.  The flangeway might be defined by some timbers running parallel to the inside of the rail.  We had that back home in a couple of locations. 
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