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Offline boost13  
#1 Posted : 19 March 2013 15:01:44(UTC)
boost13


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After spending a few nights on drawing the 84/85 three level layout so that I can recreate it in C track.

http://s356.photobucket....80s_zps4067b2dc.jpg.html

http://s356.photobucket....el3_zpsd2056be8.jpg.html

http://s356.photobucket....el2_zpsdf6d38ce.jpg.html

http://s356.photobucket....lay_zpsa6452f89.jpg.html

plan on building this layout over the next few months as time permits.
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Markin 3 Level 80s.jpg
Markin 3 Level - bottom lay.jpg
Markin 3 Level 2.jpg
Markin 3 Level 3.jpg
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Offline steventrain  
#2 Posted : 19 March 2013 20:37:32(UTC)
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Very good trackplan.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline petestra  
#3 Posted : 19 March 2013 21:44:22(UTC)
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It's was always a very different, individualistic layout. I still have that catalog. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline boost13  
#4 Posted : 20 March 2013 14:51:22(UTC)
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I used to look at that catalogue for hours and hours when I was a kid dreaming about that layout.

When showing my kids they said lets build it Dad!!! That was enough motivation for me.
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Offline boost13  
#5 Posted : 26 March 2013 15:08:25(UTC)
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so I finished the cost calculation on the track design. At current USD value the track is almost $4K.

in case anyone is interested here is the track list:

24230 Curved Track R2, 30° Märklin $4.00 30 $120.00
24188 Straight Track, 188.3mm Märklin $3.50 227 $794.50
24094 Straight Track, 94.2mm Märklin $3.70 12 $44.40
24130 Curved Track R1, 30° Märklin $3.00 45 $135.00
24612 Right Turnout, R2/24.3°, 188.3mm Märklin $21.00 17 $357.00
24624 Double Slip Switch, 24.3°, 188.3mm, R2 Märklin $76.00 2 $152.00
24611 Left Turnout, R2/24.3°, 188.3mm Märklin $21.00 22 $462.00
24172 Straight Track, 171.7mm Märklin $3.60 116 $417.60
24224 Curved Track R2, 24.3°, Complementary Standard Turnout Curve Märklin $4.00 12 $48.00
7287 Extension Track for Turntable 7286 Märklin $8.00 7 $56.00
24922 Straight Adapter Track K-C, 180mm Märklin $8.00 8 $64.00
7286 Turntable, 48x 7.5°, External Ø 386mm Märklin $400.00 1 $400.00
24977 Track End with Bumper 77.5 (+5.0) mm Märklin $9.00 24 $216.00
24630 Three-Way Turnout, R2, 188.3mm Märklin $44.00 2 $88.00
24671 Left Curved Turnout, 30°, Inner Curve R1 Märklin $21.00 3 $63.00
24672 Right Curved Turnout, 30°, Inner Curve R1 Märklin $21.00 3 $63.00
24994 Straight Circuit Track, 94.2mm Märklin $15.00 2 $30.00
24206 Curved Track R2, 5.7°, Extends Turnouts to 30° Märklin $3.60 6 $21.60
24951 Straight Adapter Track C-M Märklin $16.00 1 $16.00
7294 Transfer Table, 10 Tracks, Deck Length 288mm, Base 360x420mm Märklin $250.00 1 $250.00
5106 Straight, 180mm Märklin $2.00 18 $36.00
24077 Straight Track, 77.5mm Märklin $3.50 3 $10.50
24236 Straight Track, 236.1mm Märklin $5.00 3 $15.00
24071 Straight Track, 70.8 mm, for Wide Radius Turnout Branches Märklin $5.00 1 $5.00
24064 Straight Track, 64.3 mm, for parallel spacing of Wide Turnouts Märklin $4.50 12 $54.00

578 elements total $3,918.60

Edited by user 27 March 2013 16:36:07(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline rbw993  
#6 Posted : 26 March 2013 18:23:39(UTC)
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I would think that if you paced an order that big some dealer would be glad to give you a discountBigGrin !

Good luck,
Roger
Offline RayF  
#7 Posted : 26 March 2013 18:34:55(UTC)
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Hi Christian,

I too used to drool over this plan in the 84/85 catalogue. I never actually costed it, but it looks like a sizeable investment, and that's without the trains!

Will you be adding the catenary and/or signals? What will you use for control, digital or analogue?
Ray
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Offline Hoffmann  
#8 Posted : 26 March 2013 20:14:15(UTC)
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If You use M-track your Cost would probably be half of the C-Track ( just a Thought ).

Martin
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Offline boost13  
#9 Posted : 27 March 2013 14:27:33(UTC)
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Hi guys.

I am going to use C track as I have already invested a chunk of cash into it.

I wont be doing catenary, I really have no interest in it at all. Signals definitely. I have a box of signals waiting to go

Control will be combination - I have a CS1 CS2 MS1 MS2 and more than likely iTrain as I have a couple of mac minis in the cupboard.

I am going to clear out the workshop this long weekend so I can start.

I need to do a stock inventory of what track I have and what I need. I probably have about 1/5 of what is required. Probably shouldn't have bought the 37567 from Modellbahn Kramm last night..... ;) Could have bought quite a pile of track with that purchase!

Offline petestra  
#10 Posted : 27 March 2013 15:37:55(UTC)
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This layout will have great play value. Enjoy! PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline boost13  
#11 Posted : 07 April 2013 08:13:00(UTC)
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Built a shed a shed on the weekend to clear out my workshop.

Next weekend will start construction of the bottom level!

Offline boost13  
#12 Posted : 10 April 2013 16:52:38(UTC)
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can I ask those of you who have experience in large track layouts, what sort of power requirements would you recommend?

Obviously the CS2 has a 60052 but the layout will obviously need a booster or three.....

cheers
Offline christos563  
#13 Posted : 27 May 2013 14:40:24(UTC)
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Hi. This is the nicest three-level layout ever published. But please, avoid using switches 5214 or 24630, they are very awful.
Offline petestra  
#14 Posted : 27 May 2013 15:07:40(UTC)
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Hi, I have never had any problems with the M Track 5214 (owned since 1971) three way

switch or the C Track 24630. PeterSmile
Offline witzlerh  
#15 Posted : 28 May 2013 05:11:22(UTC)
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Number of boosters is more determined on how many trains you are running or stored under power. You will consider getting a booster if you are running more than about 10 trains. More if all are high efficiency or less if you are also planning to run switches from track power.

I ended getting another booster when the switches were no longer responding reliably. Also do plan on adding the recommended wire pickups every 2m as suggestd by Marklin.

If you are not sure, run just with the CS2 until you get issues. At least you can play with some trains sooner and all later.
Harald
CS2 DB & Canadian Era 3-6
Offline baggio  
#16 Posted : 14 February 2017 05:36:45(UTC)
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Great layout.

Did you ever finish it? Pictures?

Thanks.

BigGrin
Offline xxup  
#17 Posted : 14 February 2017 06:51:07(UTC)
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He hasn't been online since May last year, so I think there is a very slim chance of a response..Sad
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Offline sjbartels  
#18 Posted : 25 March 2017 18:31:11(UTC)
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I wonder what the dimensions are for it?
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Offline Widnug  
#19 Posted : 28 August 2017 11:20:24(UTC)
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Wonderfull Lay out







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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#20 Posted : 28 August 2017 13:22:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sjbartels Go to Quoted Post
I wonder what the dimensions are for it?


3.5m x 1.3m.

I've posted these before, but.......

1.JPG

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