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shelf switching layout
Posted by CSX17 on Monday, June 06, 2011 10:47 PM

hey guy's i need some help on planning this layout.

scale is ho scale roadmanes are norfolk sourthern csx with some interchange with bnsf. the layout deminsion's are a l shaped congifureation of 2 feet wide on both narrow sidese and 8 feet on both the long sides basically a sheet of plywood ripped in half is what they are. makes it simple for me ot build them. layout will be ran with mainline engiens doign switchign job's so atlease number 6 switches id like a bridge or two in the mix the few industeies i want are coal lumber and grain. mabye a frozen food shipping plant where builk supply's ocme in and the finsihed frozen product goes out via rail service. will be useing some blue extrueded foam as a subbase ontop of the plywood top so i can dig down into it for the river or stream whatever the bridge goes over these are my few want's and thing's any help is apreciated. thank's zach.

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Posted by Sir Madog on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 12:49 AM

Zach,

check Lance Mindheim´s "East Rail" layout for food for thought.

You can find the track plan here.

Cheers!

Ulrich

People in Hamburg don´t tan, they rust!

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Posted by CSX17 on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:28 AM

that layout is awesome and is pretty much perfect for what i want. what are the demision's of that one. so i knwo how much id have to shrink it down to. thanks' zach.

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Posted by steinjr on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 3:48 AM

CSX17

that layout is awesome and is pretty much perfect for what i want. what are the demision's of that one. so i knwo how much id have to shrink it down to. thanks' zach.

 It says the dimensions in plain text right under the track plan you were directed to  ....

 In addition, on the drawing, each square is 1 foot x 1 foot - fairly standard for published track plans (except for large basement sized empires - where the default for drawings - at least in MR magazine - is 2 x 2 foot squares).

 Stein

 

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Posted by Paulus Jas on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 7:32 AM

hi Zach,

Lance Mindheim's design is awesome indeed, though it has some issues. You will not find a passing-track nor a small yard. You'll have to use the cassette (removeable staging) very cleverly before and during operation.

In the following design by Byron Henderson both are present; you will have to stretch the design yourself however.

The last drawing is an example of such a layout.

Smile

Paul

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Posted by CSX17 on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 7:58 PM

thank you for pointing otu these eroor's and i really like that last redrawn plan in the l shape i think ill use that for my track plan. thank you for reworking it.

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Posted by nucat78 on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 11:25 AM

If you're an MR subscriber, you can access the trackplan database.  Otherwise, you can Google shelf layout or shelf switcher or HO shelf - there will be many hits.  I love Lance's work but I also like a layout called the Ateton and Footnine in HO.

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