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Old 07-24-2016, 01:03 PM   #21
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:25 PM   #22
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Crude drawing....but if you re-position the inside loops passing cutoff (the red splotch) to the inside, you could have a longer passing cutoff for the outside line.



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Old 07-24-2016, 04:08 PM   #23
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My garden railroad has been outside since 2003. I did away with My remote switch machines ,too much to maintain.all rail joints were assembled using electronic contact grease. I'm u seing track power, with very little electrical problems. Biggest problem, deer stepping on track and buildings,and eating plants. Good luck ,I'll keep checking in
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #24
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Agree BigEd. Will make the suggestion.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #25
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Big Ed,

Here's the thinking on the plan we developed...

1) we probably don't need a siding that's more than 12' long.

2) with the current plan, the reach to set up a train on either loop siding is about 2'. We just have to watch out for trains passing by on the outer loop. If we put the passing siding on the inside of the inside loop, we need a club member with 5' long arms to put a train on the siding.

Or, we would have to walk across the layout being careful not to step on or hit the trains on the other 3 tracks that we would need to step over.

Here's a better look at the plan:

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At this point, nothing (except the wall, literally) is cast in stone!

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Old 07-25-2016, 02:39 PM   #26
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Big Ed,

Here's the thinking on the plan we developed...

1) we probably don't need a siding that's more than 12' long.

2) with the current plan, the reach to set up a train on either loop siding is about 2'. We just have to watch out for trains passing by on the outer loop. If we put the passing siding on the inside of the inside loop, we need a club member with 5' long arms to put a train on the siding.

Or, we would have to walk across the layout being careful not to step on or hit the trains on the other 3 tracks that we would need to step over.

Here's a better look at the plan:

At this point, nothing (except the wall, literally) is cast in stone!

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You know I completely forgot how big the layout is.
I see your point.
I like large passing sidings, but I guess 12' is kind of long.
But as the G scale trains are large, that is not really that long of a train in G scale.
Considering that the average G scale car is 16", long minus the locomotive and tender (what?Around 20"?), that works out to a 7 or 8 car train in the 12' area?
Unless I calculated wrong.
12' = 144"
144" minus 20"(loco&tender) = 124" left.
124" divided by 16" (rolling stock) = 7.75 cars so say an 8 car train.
How long of a train are you going to run?

As far as walking on the layout aren't you planning some kind of path to walk through? You are going to be placing structures around it right? And taking them in.
You also may need a designated path for future accidents if they occur?

But in the end it is your guys (and gals?) RR, to do as you see fit to do.

I just throw my thoughts out while I am thinking them.
I am not one to hold on to my thoughts.

I do love the stone work, looking good.
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:07 PM   #27
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Any updates on this layout? Will there be a chance of trains running before November?
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:40 AM   #28
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Never again will I gripe about all the work when I built my tables.
Never again will I gripe about not being able to reach a problem in the middle of my tables.
That is definitely a labor of love. You gotta love labor to do it!

But I can see once the foundations are complete, the rest will be really a good time.
I want to see this when it's done. Should be really nice.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:11 PM   #29
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Hi Spence. Head wall guy has other jobs so we have to be patient. The heat has not helped either. We got more dirt delivered and hope to spread it out this Wednesday, weather permitting.

Then we need to finish the wall, again waiting for the key guy. If he can fix one section, another member and I will put in the back course of blocks. Then stone guy needs to put the cap stone which may be more involved.

Our goal is to finish the small inside oval for the park's Pumpkin Fest which is October 15th just to give the public a visual.

You can always take a ride down here with your new car and Eddiem and I will show you our Corvette's and the train museum.
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