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I'm in the process of building my first layout for 20 years, I have been reviving my skills on a 3' x 2' diorama. In the mean time I have constructed a 10' x 6'6" base board in my garage


Now I have speant the last 2 week trying to come up with a plan for the track and just can't do it.

I want a constant loop for an express train or two, but I also enjoy the shunting side of things. I don't wany losds of track as I like a little realism and scenary.

Sssooooooo If you had a 10' x 6'6" blank canvas what would you do????

Thanks for your help in advance

Cpt Jack
 

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QUOTE (Expat @ 3 Jun 2008, 22:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Cap'n Jack,

Are we talking one big baseboard here, and if so do you have access all round, or have you incorporated a central control well ?

Cheers,

Expat.

Have access all around, but have also built it in such a way with the frame, with a wizz of the jig saw a well can appear


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Expat

That's 'bob' on sir.


Already got the old grey matter working around scenery. Are you suggesting the three levels as Main line Terminus ground level with the cont loop going under, Branch line terminus raised.

Thanks again

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Hi Expat

The base is a cross membered frame with 6mm top board. I've had a good think and look at where the gradient will be and with some cleaver re-bracing I can work it through.

This was the jump start I needed, I'm usually quite a creative person, but this was just a total blockage.

really appreciate you time, help and suggestions.

Extra Portion of Port for you


Cheers

Cpt Jack
 
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