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3.5 x 5 HO layout...Operation?

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Posted by custom1106 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:16 AM

Lastspikemike

Well Rock Ridge includes two slip switches.....everybody really wants a slip switch even if they deny it.

 

Ha! didn't know those were switches, thought they were crossings lol. 

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:34 AM

custom1106
 
Lastspikemike

Well Rock Ridge includes two slip switches.....everybody really wants a slip switch even if they deny it. 

Ha! didn't know those were switches, thought they were crossings lol.  

He's referring to the Rock Ridge track plan. In your track plan, there are only simple turnouts (switches). Not everyone wants or needs double slips.

Rich

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Posted by Billwiz on Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:30 PM

Personally I am impressed with what you have. i think you can have a lot of fun with your layout and congratulations on reminding us that small spaces can be more than a loop of track. 

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:45 PM

Billwiz

Personally I am impressed with what you have. i think you can have a lot of fun with your layout and congratulations on reminding us that small spaces can be more than a loop of track. 

+1 

I agree. Excellent use of small space. I will be anxious to see what industries the OP chooses and how he sets them up.

Rich

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Posted by custom1106 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:59 PM

Thanks for all the help / guidance guys, I'll definitely post back with what I figure out as far as industries go Thumbs Up

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Posted by custom1106 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:24 PM

***UPDATE***

Credit goes to "speedybee" and "richhotrain"

I put together a different plan based on speedybees suggestion from another thread, and Rich brought it up again...

richhotrain

 

In your earlier thread, speedybee offered an alternative track plan.

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/p/289471/3363617.aspx#3363617

In some respects, it seems superior to your chosen track plan. Would you reconsider your current track plan?

Rich

 

 

I came up with this. I'm also now able to add on a 16x42" yard that will attach to the lower right of the table that will connect from the switch on the east end of the layout where the feeder wires are currently. I've been running on it for a few days and it's growing on me. The flex track spurs are just flopping around at the moment since nothing is tacked down yet.

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, November 11, 2021 5:03 AM

custom1106

I came up with this. I'm also now able to add on a 16x42" yard that will attach to the lower right of the table that will connect from the switch on the east end of the layout where the feeder wires are currently. I've been running on it for a few days and it's growing on me. The flex track spurs are just flopping around at the moment since nothing is tacked down yet.

Good for you. I like the revised plan. Keep us posted as you develop the industries around the layout.

Rich

Alton Junction

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