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TrainshockeylifE

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« on: June 24, 2019, 11:49:49 AM »

Hey everyone, sorry if this is already a topic but Iím planning a big layout and would love to see othersí plans or pictures of their layouts so I can use those great ideas and make mine even better and also hope that others can do the same. I also made this for others to showcase their own layouts or plans. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 06:07:24 PM »

I'm making a 4x8 foot layout of the island of sodor in HO scale with the narrow gauge[I have a N scale and HO scale crossing] and need some ideas,
           
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 02:36:27 PM »

Whatever size of layout, I would say either Knapford station or Tidmouth sheds would be the focal point of the layout, either in the centre of an oval or along the outer running lines.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 03:03:41 PM »

Thanks for the tip. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 03:21:40 PM »

Thatís what I did, everything is based around Knapford, tidmouth sheds and Brendam Docks.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 03:46:35 PM »

I was thinking that too but the Bachmann Knapford station is all most a 1/4th the size of 4x8[that's the size of my table]and the Bachmann Tidmouth sheds is not like the tv show.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 08:43:12 AM »

I was thinking what if I did the Skarloey railway or the blue mountain quarry but I have so much HO scale track the only N scale track I have is a HO and N crossing
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 06:04:02 PM »

So to give you guys an update on my layout I have almost all of the track that I need for the ho line I wired one area of track and three points and made a little hill on the side I am planing to put the windmill there can't wait to here about your layouts.
PS I would show you a picture of my layout but I do not have a camera YET
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 06:59:56 AM »

I am doing a 12-8 layout. My personal plan is to have an incline track going around the first half of the layout with Gordon and his coaches on it. Iím also putting an area for shunting and a lot of connected switch track going along one of the sides of the layout. If your looking for more scenic though I would say that mountains, water, and a background would be awesome. The different Thomas props like Timouth Sheds, Knatford station, and the lighthouse would look great on it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2019, 08:14:02 PM »

Vader6,
   My plan is to use all of the Bachmann Thomas and friends items like the windmill,black lock EXC and I have very little space to work with(4x8)so a hill(if I want it to look good)would take up a lot of space but I will do my best to make it look good maybe i'll put a hill in the narrow gauge area but we will have to see about that thanks for reading

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 09:16:17 AM »

New update to my layout I have bought one left point so that I can do the cross over from the inside line to the out side line just waiting for it to arrive so that I can do the cross over,And I am almost done with the control panel just need some more switches thanks for reading.Smiley
     
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 01:23:40 PM »

YAY!the point came today I put it in wired it all up and now I have one cross over still need other stuff to finish the layout thanks for reading
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 04:16:51 PM »

Just now finished the second area of track and wired it and now I can make a train go from the inside track to the outside track,Can't wait to finish it and to hear about your layouts Smiley thanks for reading.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2019, 12:48:51 PM »

Another update on my layout I was using brass track and I had to replace it all(cuz it was rusting so fast)so I will be getting nickel silver track and only one brand of track(cuz I was using Atlas,Tyco and Ahm)so I'm redoing my layout,The lesion for today is DON'T used brass track Tongue thanks for reading,
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2019, 05:22:23 PM »

Brass doesnít rust, steel does. Steel track is no better than brass track, maybe even worse. Brass and copper oxidize and turn dark with age, like a copper penny, and can even corrode and turn green. The oxide that forms is a poor conductor, so if your track is brass youíll constantly need to be cleaning it just to keep your trains running. You are correct, nickel silver track is much better than brass, especially for smaller sized trains. Even the brass track used in G-gauge must be cleaned frequently, in spite of that scale making better contact because it is so much heavier.

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