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"ADDING A SIDING"

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, March 6, 2023 11:27 AM

I would just make sure it is well supported. Adding some risers now could prevent some headaches in the future.

-Kevin

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Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 9:58 PM

Sounds like I might have to add some space on either side of my risers,                                        Thanks C, Ray

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Sunday, March 5, 2023 2:12 PM

Not sure what the width of the WS risers are, but according to the NMRA Standard Clearance charts, you would want 2.41 inches of clearance from one side to the other.  1.05 inches (14 scale feet) between centerlines and 0.68 inches on each side of the center lines.

https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/files/standards/sandrp/pdf/rp-7.1_tangent_track_centers_and_clearance_diagrams_2019.01.pdf

Regards, Ray

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Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 9:20 PM

That looks great, my layout is a mountainous railroad, in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, so my sidings will be in the mountains 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 8:41 PM

When I built my layout, I put passing sidings in all of my on-layout towns, but also included sidings for industries.

Some views at Dunnville, with a train shown on the double track of the upper level, on it's way to the dead-end staging sidings.

Also shown is double track on the lower level, with industrial sidings on both sides, some in the distance, and more of them, out of view, behind the photographer...

The next town along the line is South Cayuga, a fairly small area with both double track and industrial sidings, some of the latter on the outskirts of town...

...while "downtown"  is not all that large, there is double track through town, with industrial sidings for a couple of large (and not yet finished)  industries...

...along with a team track just a few yards north of the station.

The double track ends just beyond switch tower, with one track heading north to to Park Head, Shallow Lake, and Mount Forest (all on the partial upper level)  while the mainline heads right, and downhill to the tunnel that goes to Elfrida...

...and into Elfrida...

...with stock pens to the left and a couple of industries where the track again splits into two lines...as there is a bit of a downtown area......

...but most of the track runs through the industrial area...

Here are some of the in-town industries...

...this is the industrial track for most of the operations in this town, which includes the coal & ice dealer in the distance, and (behind the photographer) the two businesses that were shown earlier.

...you can see in the distance, to the right, where these tracks connect to one of the two mainlines which pass through this town.

There are a couple of other industries on the other side of the tracks, too...which include this egg-grading station...

...and this scratchbuilt LCL warehouse...

...along with a grain elevator, with an add-on farm supply outlet...

There are another two towns on the main level of this layout, both with double mainline track and separate sidings for servicing industries, and even more track and structures for railroad shops, too, but I'll leave those for now, as anybody viewing this info is likely getting bored.

Wayne

 

 

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Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 6:06 PM

The siding will be a passing siding on the main line.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5:33 PM

Is this siding a stub-end industrial siding or a passing siding?  It's a good idea to use longer turnouts for passing sidings,  but industries can use tighter turnouts because they use lower speeds.  Make sure the engines can handle the turnouts, and any longer cars as well.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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"ADDING A SIDING"
Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 4:34 PM

Hi All,                                                                                                                       I want to add a siding to my main line, which is on Woodland Scenics risers, I'm working in Nscale, the layout is modern era, so I'm running six axle loco's ( sd70 ace' etc,) the siding will be on a stright of way, would you suggest I add space on each side of my riser or will I be okay with the surface space I have?      Thanks for the help!!!!Cool                                                                           Trainsrme!!!

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