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  1. If my trig is correct, the radius for the return curve works out as 45.76", assuming an offset of 1" and an arc of 12°. This is without any easement of course.
  2. The double junctions in your diagram look fine to me for joining tracks running in the same direction. I don't know why you'd want to change them unless you want to connect every track to every other track, but then you can already do that with the help of the facing crossovers at the ends of the inner and outer pairs of loops.
  3. Unless it has changed recently it does, but the section of flextrack has to be unconnected at both ends which can be inconvenient.
  4. I'm a bit puzzled here. If you are describing how you add parallel track in Anyrail, there is an 'add parallel track' function on the right click menu when you have a length of plain track selected. You need to enter the track spacing and choose the relative position of the new track.
  5. Nice, but I still feel you're limited by the abilities of the software you are using - too many straight lines. Some of the edges, particularly the older roads and bits of the canal away from wharfs and docks, should be free to curve and meander. This is part of the hobbityness @Nearholmer was referring to.
  6. My guess is 3D printed figures of Richard Whitely and Carol Vorderman and collaborative special editions of HST power car Mayor of Wetwang (pick your own numbers). Perhaps in a presentation box with a cuddly ferret and a nice tnetennba. Just classy stuff, no tat.
  7. True, but the layout does represent Holborn Viaduct pretty closely if you reduce platform 6 (top of diagram) to a siding.
  8. The line was GER then LNER. The signals in your picture and others on the page look like wooden post types, so either GE or early LNER I would think.
  9. The divergence angle of the Tillig slip makes @simon b's arrangement much more natural. On the other hand, a replacing the tandem 3-way with a curved point would possibly absorb the extra 3° of the Tillig unit to give a better alignment of the approach tracks. The loco siding could then easily be accommodated facing the station, which is perhaps more common on the prototype than the Minories orientation. I have drawn it facing the departure line, but it could probably also be worked in trailing the arrival road (I would use a straight point to avoid the inner radius of a curved point on the
  10. You could alternate two passenger trains on the outer circuit and a goods and passenger on the inner, the goods using the through road. The yard is set up for anticlockwise trains anyway.
  11. I like it a lot and it's reasonably complete for the kind of traditional era working you suggested, given the limited surface area available. Possibly I would omit the middle platform and put a crossover in the station, but I'm not sure how the youth vote would go on that. Would curved points work to squeeze a bit more platform length or are they better avoided? Also, the crossover into the goods yard would be better moved leftwards to increase the length of the reception road.
  12. My thought was that off-axis loads would have been challenging for the materials of the day.
  13. Apart from the unavoidable Brio effect of wheels set to broad gauge, it's the brutalist treatment of the drivers that raises eyebrows*. With the running plate swept up over the outside subframes and a proper slotted paddlebox splasher they'd look a lot more conventional. And the suspension - what were those long rods made of?
  14. I like the track layout and the general setting, but many of the elements look very straight and square. This tends to emphasise the edges of the layout rather than suggesting the rest of the world. Perhaps print out the track plan only and try sketching the other features freehand? I would suggest moving the boat shed to the left and slightly back and then playing with its orientation and the line of the canal (which again doesn't need to be straight) to get a pleasing effect. The shed is too dominant in its current central position imo.
  15. I've found it expands quite a lot as the curing process generates CO2. Wouldn't old fashioned epoxy be a good choice for aluminium?
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