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N-gauge layout design wanted

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Hi all, 

 

I've recently downsized from OO to N gauge, but can't make up my mind on a layout design.

 

Attached is a SCARM representation of my baseboard with dimensions and a basic Peco Setrack loop shown.

Layout will be DCC with 2nd radius curves for the overall loop (as shown).

 

I'd prefer the terrain to remain flat as I'm hopeless with terrain modelling and inclines.

The perimeter loop would be for both passenger and freight services, with internal sidings/marshalling yard for shunting wagons etc.

 

Current locos:

DRS-liveried Class 68

DB Schenker Class 60.

 

Current Rolling Stock:

3x SPA Steel Coil Wagon

 

Potential Future Purchases:

Class 08 or Class 20 for shunting

DMU or Mk1/Mk3 coaches (to go with the Class 68) for passenger services

various hoppers, box and aggregate wagons

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Gareth.

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Right side - 70"

Bottom - 79.5"

width - 22"

 

First question, does it have to be this or does the room allow for other possibilities (if so, then room dimensions including obstructions).

 

Assume only access is from inside the L?

 

Do you prefer rural, urban, or inner city?

 

Priority - passenger, goods shunting, or both?

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Reaching the bottom right corner could be tricky across the diagonal, as it stands it will be approx 800mm. Doable but could be a stretch depending on what scenery etc is planned.

Edited by ITG

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The track looks very close to the edges.  If you're going to hide the turnarounds at either end, you cpuld put in a reverse curve to get the tracks more in the middle (and not parallel to each other).

 

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Why not hide the back behind a backscene, add a couple of loops and ease the front curve. Maybe add a loop and a couple of passenger platforms with a goods loop round the back feeding some CE sidings or even Nuclear Flask transfer station and maybe a shed for the resident Gronk.  See Pic.  

 

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Edited by DavidCBroad

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David. I think putting a backscene in will make accessing the bottom right-hand side even more of an issue than suggested by ITG?

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