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Offline dylanviey

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My Model Layout Room PLan.
« on: July 30, 2010, 12:28:00 AM »
I just finished the rough draft of my room plan.
What yall think?

>View Here<

The Room is a little over 9ft by 19ft I still need to plan industry locations and the engine service facility. I plan on using live loads for the coal. i have a loading auger for my coal hoppers. Also need to develop some way of unloading them.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 12:38:50 AM by dylanviey »

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Offline The Foos

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 12:39:08 AM »
Looks pretty cool.  I wish I had an extra room to build a layout  :music:.  For your live coal loads you don't plan on using actual coal do you?  I have read that dealing with the coal dust is a real B*#%$...
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Offline CNRAIL

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 12:43:13 AM »
Your layout plan looks pretty awesome man, im definitely digging the two loop tracks and the couch. My idea for unloading your coal is a rotary railcar dumper that has a path of some sort were the coal goes and stores it until u want to reload some hoppers. Im not much of creative guy but, its my 2 cents.

Some thing that might help you out, i think walthers made one. http://members.trainorders.com/pmack/dumper.htm

Offline dylanviey

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 12:57:47 AM »
  For your live coal loads you don't plan on using actual coal do you?  I have read that dealing with the coal dust is a real B*#%$...
i don't plan on useing real coal but more that plastic composite stuff woodland scenic puts out.

Your layout plan looks pretty awesome man, im definitely digging the two loop tracks and the couch. My idea for unloading your coal is a rotary railcar dumper that has a path of some sort were the coal goes and stores it until u want to reload some hoppers. Im not much of creative guy but, its my 2 cents.

Some thing that might help you out, i think walthers made one. http://members.trainorders.com/pmack/dumper.htm

Thanks that helps a lot. i knew a rotary coal dump was my only way to go (or modify all 40 coal car to unload out the bottom like the tyco auto unloading cars)

It would be nice to do something like this but there's no way in hell I'm this good at scratch building. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLbqnw2bKeI

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Offline RiverRun

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 01:20:35 AM »
Looks good Dylan. I like shelf layouts.
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Offline dylanviey

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 01:39:44 AM »
oops i just notice i layered the 2 overlapping bridges on the right wrong in photoshop.   :facepalm1: o well. lol

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 01:57:22 AM »
Also thanks all.

Random fun facts about this room. it will function as a guest room when finished (or my bedroom if need be) That couch fold out in to a bed. There will be a 40in

Also this layout is going to be permanent since this house is expected to stay in the family for a long time. and have built in cabinetry under the layout.

There is also no windows in this room. Only 1 doorway that goes threw a 4ft concert wall. (my friends nicknamed this room "the bomb shelter" lol)

I also want to build at some point a bookshelf door for room so no one will know this room is here lol.




It also has 3 cute rats running about when i let them out.



last photo he was chancing a bachman shark nose around the layout. lol
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 02:07:18 AM by dylanviey »

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 02:29:00 AM »
Yoouuuvvv'e got Rats in your house?  :facepalm2:

I've only got Vampire Spiders.  :badumtish:
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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 02:47:58 AM »
Pet rats my friend, pet rats.

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 09:11:29 PM »
I didn't take the time to read through the posts since I am on a time crunch, so I apologize if I repeat anyone...   :facepalm2:

The plan looks like it could be a lot of fun if it were Lionel or something but in HO almost the whole thing would be track.  The more simple the track layout is the more realistic it will look and the more room for scenery you will have.  Otherwise it will just look like there were tracks and you put the scenery around them instead of surveyors cutting a mainline through mountains and working around the topography.

Make sense?

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Offline dylanviey

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 11:16:53 PM »
I'm still working on the topography. i didn't put any topography lines in yet. But if you look at where the tunnels are located you can get an idea on where the mountains will be.

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 01:31:01 AM »
One of my Daughters has 2 rats... things are intelligent as hell...... and cute.
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Offline VGN903

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 02:27:32 AM »
I am sure they are great pets but those things would get three lead pills delivered with extreme prejudice around here.

Offline dylanviey

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 04:48:45 AM »
Yup and they love to give kisses. I had to ban them from my current train layout since Charles seams to think that the rock out cropping are yummy for some reason.

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Offline Isegrinns

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Re: My Model Layout Room PLan.
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 01:02:07 PM »

Hey Dylan.

Personally, I do not like that track plan very much.
My reasons are:

- the lift bridge
Its better to avoid them if possible, as they could give you major headaches in wiring and building them warp-free. You have to make sure that all tracks which lead over it are dead when its up. I avoid to plan using them as much as I avoid duck-unders.

- loops
For me, the concept of the around-and-around-till-you-drop is not very appealing. I like to have an operational goal and trains which seem to go somewhere. There is much enjoyment to get from point-to-point action.

-industries
Industries give a railroad its revenue and they show why the railroad was build in the first place. So one can show whats this is about just by looking at the industries. Thats a thing I miss here. And after all, they generate traffic and switching action.

- grades
There seem to be some very heavy grades. Did you check if your locos are able to handle them? Like in the right area. The connection between the yard and the upper loops.

-staging
I think staging is important to have someplace where all those trains are going to. Its the connection to the rest of the world.

Please, I donīt want to bash what you like to do. If you like to have it like this, thats fully okay and needs no justification.
I just want to show you that there are plenties on possibilities which can give you a lot of fun for a very long time in that given space.
I can provide you some links which can tell it better than me.

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/
This is a online magazine and comes for free. There is also a forum where a lot of talented people show what they are into and discussion why some things may work out and some things dont.

http://www.ldsig.org/
This is a group of people who specialise in layout design. I highly recommend this! Its a gem and pure win.

http://www.layoutvision.com/
Also a lot of useful informations....

So, thats it from me.
As I said before, I dont do this to piss you off. Maybe you find it useful, maybe not, but this are my 2 cents.
Please take no offense in them.

Cheerio from over here!


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