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Modern engine stall
Posted by marctje on Saturday, March 04, 2017 5:12 PM

I'm thinking of making a small layout in G scale with a engine stall as focus. Because i live in Belgium i have no idea what the messurments are for the building and for the sectional door. Can sumbody help me here, please if possible in metric system.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, March 04, 2017 6:04 PM

Welcome to the forum.  Your English is better than my French or Dutch.  This isn't modern, but there is probably more Pola there than here  http://www.onlytrains.com/model/trains/P331750.html

If you are scratch building I would think you would want a scale 1 meter on either side of the engine. 

Henry

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, March 04, 2017 6:10 PM

Hello,

Have you looked at the line of Faller / Pola structures. Perhaps you can find a floor plan which includes dimensions?

http://pola-g.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1131.1182/atid.1688/ecm.at/Zweist%C3%A4ndiger-Lokschuppen-in-Modulbauweise.html

 

There may be more help available at the "Garden Railways" forum which focuses on outdoor large scale models.

http://cs.trains.com/grw/f/91.aspx

 

Regards, Ed

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Posted by 7j43k on Saturday, March 04, 2017 8:55 PM

I did build an engine house once where I made the doors a wee bit too small.  Looked good, though.

 

Ed

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Posted by marctje on Sunday, March 05, 2017 7:11 AM

i'm thinking more like this

 engine stall 3 by Marc De Groulard, on Flickr

 engine stall 2 by Marc De Groulard, on Flickr

 engine shop by Marc De Groulard, on Flickr

 

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, March 05, 2017 9:14 AM

Something like this, I suppose...

 

ROAR

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

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Posted by marctje on Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:00 AM

BroadwayLion

Something like this, I suppose...

 

ROAR

 

something like that but for one locomotive on a branchline UP directed

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, March 05, 2017 1:23 PM

marctje

i'm thinking more like this


For one on a branchline, this one would be the type most likely used, unless there was an older structure available in that locale, capable of accommodating the locomotive which you have in mind.

Wayne

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Posted by maxman on Monday, March 06, 2017 11:36 AM

marctje
i'm thinking more like this engine stall 3 by Marc De Groulard, on Flickr

That engine house appears to be a Pikestuff item.  Walthers shows an N scale version in their on-line catalog:

https://www.walthers.com/small-engine-house-scale-30-x-60-9-1-x-18-3m-blue

According to Walthers, the structure is 30 X 60 N scale feet (9.144 X 18.288 meter).  Since there are so many different ratios involved with whatever G scale is, you'll have to figure out the conversion yourself.

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Posted by jlehnert on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:44 AM

What year do you plan to model?  And what type of engine do you plan on putting in it?

If you're doing anything near current, the engine house is going to have to be larger than 60 ft.  Even an old GP38-2 that's been relegated to switching duties is 59.5 ft. 

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Posted by marctje on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:08 AM

My engine is a Bachmann GP38 in 1/35,5 G. No idea of the period this was used.

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