Having been born in Miami, I can tell you that the single turnout shelf layout described by Lance Mindheim in the May 2013 MRH article is very accurate to the prototype. Not only does it "look" right, it agrees quite well with Google maps (I checked it out, search for 3409 NE 62 Street, Miami , FL, on Google Maps if you'd like to see it for yourself). Excellent job, Lance!
Thanks everyone who has posted so far in the Trackplan Database Thread!
There has been a great response to this thread and there are many interesting plans posted.
Lets use this thread for discussion relating to the trackplans.
Please still post your trackplans in this other thread: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/13844
I am looking for your experiences in utilizing the different methods and wondering which style have you found to be the most reliable.
Which style seems to work best?
Which one requires the least maintenance for trouble free operation?
I have seen ALL of the blog postings on what people have built, their problems and solutions, but am asking those who have used more than one if not all three about their experiences with them.
Thanks for your input
I'm doing a shelf layout and have decided to add blue foam as the base. My layout will be done in 4' sections so I can easily move them and change them if needed. I can get a 2'x8' sheet of blue 1/2" foam for $9.00. cutting the foam into 2' sections and butting them together would be easy instead of cutting the 4' section and having 12" of waste left over.
What do you use to hide the seams between the pieces of foam? is there a specific tape used to hide the seam?'
Post your trackplan. We want to see it!
Please include as much of the following with your plan as possible:
- Prototype modeled (if any)
- Minimum radius
- Room size
- Turnout sizes
No layout photos - just trackplans please.
A Discussion Tread for the Trackplan Database is here.
I'm just curious, has anyone tried making trestle bents (or some other railroad themed design, perhaps) for use as legs for a modular layout? I had this idea the other day, and I think it would look neat, but maybe it's impractical..
this is the final video of my tear down to my peavine sub. it's hard to type with one working hand. i'll let the video fill you in.
comments are welcome
thanks for watching
SPECIAL THANKS TO ERIC HALL ( IMRRO.com) FOR DOING THE FIRST VIDEO OF THIS PROJECT.
i also want to mention the great service & care that was given to me at the Phoenix VA
After many weeks doodling designs on a pad I am no closer to solving some issues with my half built layout. So I was hoping the brains trust here mind be kind enough to offer some suggestions.
A number of years ago I started the process of designing and building my layout. The design, a simple folded dogbone, with a couple of small stations and the ability to extend later. The space was a single car garage.
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