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Offline LukefromNJ  
#1 Posted : 01 October 2017 19:59:07(UTC)
LukefromNJ

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I was looking through a PDF copy of the Märklin 0700 track plan book when plan 10 caught my eye:

plan 1.jpg

Although in many ways it's the ideal layout for me, the one problem with the plan is that it's designed for M-track, while I plan on using K-track. There is a K-track version of the plan later in the book, but on the PDF I have it's too small and blurry to read the numbers in the plan. If someone on this forum has a copy of the book, could you upload a higher-resolution scan of the K-Track version of the plan? It's on page 164 (the original plan is on pages 69-72)
Offline mike187  
#2 Posted : 01 October 2017 21:36:50(UTC)
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Hello:

Try: www.lctm.info/Secciones/...lioteca/Libros/index.php

They have the track plan book on file.

Regards, Paul
Offline LukefromNJ  
#3 Posted : 01 October 2017 22:06:06(UTC)
LukefromNJ

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That's actually where I first got the book as a PDF; unfortunately, the scan is too blurry when trying to zoom in to read the track plan for the K track version:
plan 2.jpg
Offline bygger01  
#4 Posted : 02 October 2017 12:17:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LukefromNJ Go to Quoted Post
That's actually where I first got the book as a PDF; unfortunately, the scan is too blurry when trying to zoom in to read the track plan for the K track version:
plan 2.jpg


If you are considering using that layout with K rails, then you should take advantage of the flex track to avoid the "boring" S curve in my eyes that is in the lower left corner

And also the far right curv could also be better .....

Best regards
Jørgen St. from Herning in DK
H0 / Märklin K track / CS2 / full digital / Epoke III +/-
Offline LukefromNJ  
#5 Posted : 03 October 2017 00:07:09(UTC)
LukefromNJ

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In the original plan, it looks like that S curve on the left was there to make space for the railroad crossing track. If I leave the crossing out, I'll probably make that area one large, gentle curve. I don't plan on following this track plan exactly; at the very least, I'll probably double-track the layout.
Offline applor  
#6 Posted : 03 October 2017 10:23:38(UTC)
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You have the overall design shape, it would be very easy to design it in K track with layout planning software - and make some design alterations at the same time:)
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Offline LukefromNJ  
#7 Posted : 05 October 2017 03:00:18(UTC)
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I'll probably leave the central "core" of the station/crossover/engine depot more-or-less unmodified (although I may shorten the spur above the turntable and change the roundhouse to a 6-stall roundhouse) but change the outer oval quite a bit, depending on how much space I have to work with.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#8 Posted : 05 October 2017 11:00:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LukefromNJ Go to Quoted Post
There is a K-track version of the plan later in the book, but on the PDF I have it's too small and blurry to read the numbers in the plan. If someone on this forum has a copy of the book, could you upload a higher-resolution scan of the K-Track version of the plan?


Originally Posted by: LukefromNJ Go to Quoted Post
..... unfortunately, the scan is too blurry when trying to zoom in to read the track plan for the K track version


Hopefully this is better.

(I re-scanned my own copy of the book some time ago.)


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Offline PJMärklin  
#9 Posted : 05 October 2017 12:30:57(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post

Hopefully this is better.

(I re-scanned my own copy of the book some time ago.)



Hello David,

Sorry for your trouble, I provided this scanned from my 0700 to Luke by email after PM on 2nd October,

Regards,

Philip
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Offline LukefromNJ  
#10 Posted : 06 October 2017 00:02:19(UTC)
LukefromNJ

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Yes, Philip PM-ed me a higher-resolution scan the other day. Still, thanks for the scan and track part numbers.
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Offline applor  
#11 Posted : 06 October 2017 06:56:01(UTC)
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If I were you I'd be re-designing all the points to use wide radius instead. Looks much better and closer to NEM for track parallels.
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Offline LukefromNJ  
#12 Posted : 10 October 2017 02:59:45(UTC)
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I might try redesigning some aspects in SCARM; ultimately, it comes down to how much space I'll end up having at my disposal, and how much of that space I'd want to devote exclusively to a permanent model rail layout. What caused me to look to this plan in the first place was that it managed to fit into a relatively small space a passenger & freight terminus station, a locomotive roundhouse and depot, both out-and-back and continuous loop running, potential for a wide variety of passenger and freight operation, and it does it all while avoiding the spaghetti-bowl look a layout with all those features might have.
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