Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

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Le Corbusier
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Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Postby Le Corbusier » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:33 pm

Knuckles wrote:I love P4, it's why I joined this great society.

I just feel if I post 00 stuff it'll likely be ignored. Most of us joined because of P4 unless I'm mistaken.


For what it's worth I joined the society initially because of the overall attitude towards modelling ... and the welcoming and friendly nature of those who welcomed me in.

Initially I was considering handmade 00 finescale .... which then migrated to EM finally ending up at P4.

So I for one would not ignore the 00 stuff unless it is all RTR using off the peg track etc etc .... and I can't see that happening with your work any time soon :thumb
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Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Postby Knuckles » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 pm

Thanks. :)

For the 00 one I will be using Peco Bullhead where possible though. Still RT-Plonk track.....just a wee better than the H0. Not full blown fine-scale.

Will make some of it fine scale to a degree. In three minds about point rodding: Scratch with etches etc, DCC Concepts or Wills.

Defo doing something.

Will create another thread for it at some point I guess.

Updated track plan. Middle to be fiddle yard and alternate scenes etc
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Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Postby Phil O » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 pm

For point rodding, can I suggest that you have a look at the Modelu product, it's custom printed for the number of rods in the run at any given location. I'm not sure what the maximum is, but I suspect that you will not get to the maximum.

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Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Postby Knuckles » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:31 am

That sounds usefull, thanks. Will check Alan's stuff closer the time.

The hardest part 1st is drawing up a logical set of runs, cranks and compensators.

I brought some books on it and have an idea, yet like when I used to install data cables in buildings it seems similar in that various logics and 'run shapes' can be employed resulting in the same functional conclusion.

I do wonder if there were any die hard safety or function rules that had to be adhered to.

Once this is drawn out I'd then look to what product/s to use.
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Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Postby Phil O » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:18 pm

Have you got a copy of the point rodding book, published by the 2mm association? A very useful book.

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Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Postby Knuckles » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:26 pm

Yeah I brought that a while back along with the track building book earlier.

Brilliant material.
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