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Offline rbw993  
#1 Posted : 31 December 2020 15:17:55(UTC)
rbw993

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Granite Gorge and Northern.pdf (177kb) downloaded 67 time(s).

I don't know how to make this open automatically so you'll have to download it I guess. I saw this layout in an ETE Express presentation and remembered it from when I was a young teenager. It was in an Atlas Tool Company magazine "Six Layouts for Custom-Line Track". I still have the book. I decided to have a go at converting to C-track using Scarm. Atlas and C-Track geometry doesn't match up due to different angles on turnouts and crossovers but I think it came out pretty well. The double track is on bridges above the yard tracks below.

Regards,
Roger
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#2 Posted : 01 January 2021 17:38:56(UTC)
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If I may...

:o)

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Offline rbw993  
#3 Posted : 02 January 2021 14:28:52(UTC)
rbw993

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Thanks AK,
The addition of a pair of left hand R3 curved switches in the upper right hand corner double track would improve operation by allowing out and back running from the yard.
Nice thing with M is no special wiring needed!
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Offline hxmiesa  
#4 Posted : 02 January 2021 15:12:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rbw993 Go to Quoted Post
Nice thing with M is no special wiring needed!

The track plan does not hold any return-loops, and as such does not need any special wiring in 2-rail either.
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
Offline rbw993  
#5 Posted : 02 January 2021 18:08:09(UTC)
rbw993

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Agreed Henrik, but if you add the cross over I spoke of it creates a return loop. Operationally more interesting.

Regards,
Roger
Offline cwp_marklin  
#6 Posted : 14 January 2021 04:28:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rbw993 Go to Quoted Post
Granite Gorge and Northern.pdf (177kb) downloaded 67 time(s).

I don't know how to make this open automatically so you'll have to download it I guess. I saw this layout in an ETE Express presentation and remembered it from when I was a young teenager. It was in an Atlas Tool Company magazine "Six Layouts for Custom-Line Track". I still have the book. I decided to have a go at converting to C-track using Scarm. Atlas and C-Track geometry doesn't match up due to different angles on turnouts and crossovers but I think it came out pretty well. The double track is on bridges above the yard tracks below.

Regards,
Roger


The Granite Gorge is probably my all-time favorite HO track plan. Matter of fact, at the age of 13 I built a DC HO layout following the step by step plans and instructions provided by Atlas. I have often thought that the track plan would make a great Marklin layout too. So, thank you for converting the plan! Question: How closely does the Marklin plan mirror the Atlas plan? I’m asking because the framing that Atlas engineered might have to be re-engineered to accommodate an altered track plan.
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Offline rbw993  
#7 Posted : 14 January 2021 13:53:46(UTC)
rbw993

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Hi CWP,
The plan is close but not exact. This would be an issue around the bridges. Using standard open benchwork or Linn Westcott's L girder system it shouldn't be much of an issue. Just use risers instead of the blocking system the Atlas plan uses.


Roger
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#8 Posted : 15 January 2021 08:57:25(UTC)
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In this context for visualising the landscaping potential:

Atlas Granite Gorge & Northern in Scarm - see link.

http://www.scarm.info/la...s/track_plans.php?ltp=90

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