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Offline rudyim300  
#1 Posted : 12 January 2009 07:57:06(UTC)

Joined: 28/04/2008(UTC)
Posts: 26
Location: Madison, WI
Hello Everyone,

I have been gone for about six months, but I am finally ready to get working on my layout again. (Got a little busy with work.) I had proposed a track plan early last year, but here is what I am thinking now, any comments would be appreciated as I have the table built at 127cm X 310cm. I just want to make sure I will have no regrets before I start building the inclines. Incline is 4% and bridge will just have lake/river underneath so no trains will pass. Thanks for any help and or advice and Happy New Year!

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 12 January 2009 11:55:22(UTC)

Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
Posts: 5,888
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hi Michael,
That is an excellent track plan for running and watching trains.
It is, effectively, a double track, with a reversing diagonal.
There is a possibility of a terminal station, or goods yard.
Effective for a small space.
HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
Offline Caplin  
#3 Posted : 12 January 2009 15:09:59(UTC)

Joined: 23/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 2,497
Location: Denmark
Hi Michael,

Happy New Year to you too and welcome back to the MMR world of fun.

I agree to Kimballs comments above.
However, once you drive the steamer (shown running counter-clockwise) through the reverse diagonal to run clockwise, I don't see how you can "back-reverse" it to run ccw ever again unless you lift it off the track and turn it or add a turntable somewhere.

Happy building and keep us with you.
Benny - Outsider and MFDWPL

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