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Callahan Central track layout

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Callahan Central track layout
Posted by saptrainer on Friday, May 04, 2018 9:23 AM

I have the book by Rick Selby, but the details for building a layout running 2 trains is a little vague. Does anyone have detailed track for this? 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, May 04, 2018 3:59 PM

I'm looking at a book by him right, on Google.  The book is "HO Railroad from Set to Scenery",  and on page s 43 and 44, there is detailed track and wiring plan. 

https://books.google.com/books?id=lFx6T-L_FfIC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=rick+selby+callahan+central&source=bl&ots=VbYrkFXJha&sig=7PwZ40OiwWoUw9MMALqS7ileJU0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9q-WE-OzaAhWMm4MKHfLxBN8Q6AEILzAC#v=onepage&q=rick%20selby%20callahan%20central&f=false

I'm not sure if the link will work, but you can give it try.  If the link is not "hot", you can still copy and paste.

Mike.

 

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Posted by WRGMILW on Friday, May 11, 2018 10:31 AM

Hi There 

With the two loops of track you could run 2 trains .  Are you using DC or DCC  ? 

Mr Shelby , I believe used a Electrical Block system using DC .  

You could easy run two trains using DCC with no block system .  

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Posted by saptrainer on Friday, May 18, 2018 11:16 AM

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. I have the book and after some time I figured out how to zone my layout.

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Posted by saptrainer on Friday, May 18, 2018 11:22 AM
Thanks for your reply. I'm using block layout as I am using DC at the present time.

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