This might be a good small(ish) space switching layout...
Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:54
I would lose the loco shed and make it a team track. ...
Definitely; a team track is much more common. As Dave alluded to, switchers serving urbran areas are typically serviced at a larger facility. Even then, the power may change from day to day, with the switching crew picking up their locomotive at the nearest terminal office, the picking up their train off a track at a nearby classification yard, then going on to their assigned switching district.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 14:34
Posted 11 January 2012 - 14:43
Edited by shortliner, 11 January 2012 - 14:48 .
Posted 11 January 2012 - 15:47
my brains doing overtime now (doesn't take much),thanks very much!
got a spare 44t and #7 of helm,where's my pen and paper
love the undulating track might be a bit of a problem keeping cars in there spurs
but that my be a challenge, just like life!
from deepest west cumbria
Posted 11 January 2012 - 16:05
like this - if painted a ballast colour it will barely be visible. Left hand side is "downhill in each picture - any vehicle moving uphill will simply push the brake over if it is "up" - just move the lever into the "downhill "position and the wire will catch the axle and be held by the weight of the vehicle - move it uphill and lower the brake when you need to go downhill - the round thing on the lever is a bit of lead shot to hold the lever over-centre in the non-brake position by gravity
The "Brake is bent paperclip in a bit of tube - it is easier to show than to try to explain
Edited by shortliner, 11 January 2012 - 16:48 .
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:40
And here's another C&C track plan by someone from the Model Railroader forum: http://img402.images...tconcordnr6.gif
Thank you for posting...
That is excellent.....and very good timing ....as I have just started re-planning a large section of my layout and bits of that plan will do very nicely ...
Edited by sunshine coast, 12 January 2012 - 09:40 .
Posted 13 April 2012 - 14:59
Edited by shortliner, 13 April 2012 - 15:33 .
Posted 13 April 2012 - 22:15
The first plan there (May 1980) is one of my all-time favourites, that's always been at the back of my mind as a "One day I must build..." sort of layout.... I think it's a little bit optimistic as drawn for the sort of capacities talked about though, but it does appeal as a compact layout....
When I looked back at this post yesterday, looking for the address for Pete, I scanned through and picked up the photos of the Claremont & Concord. Brain went "tick" and I remembered a couple of trackplans from Model Trains May 1980, and Scale Model Trains May 1986, featuring a tiny shortline in Carolina - the Edgemoor and Manetta RR.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:44