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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2021 :  2:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone identify this plan? Iíd like to build it but would also like more information on its operation. I got this in 2011 and I think itís from 2008 by Tracey-something (sorry). Thanks

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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2021 :  2:26:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Digging thru my old pictures I found a mention of Tyson Rayles. He may have just touched this pic in 2008.
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6899 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2021 :  3:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It doesn't look like it's intended for operation as it stands. One locomotive can't work both the foundry and the transfer terminal without a run-around. Or you make scale 'poling' operations work, which I've never seen tried. If built at the 7 foot length shown, you could perhaps squeeze another crossover in at the grade crossing, but I'd add a foot. The turnouts are drawn as about #5 so the separation of the two parallel tracks is more than the absolute minimum, better for uncoupling etc.

James
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Martin Fischer
Engine Wiper

Germany
289 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2021 :  4:13:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Fischer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There was a thread here on this layout:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161

Regards
Martin

Edited by - Martin Fischer on 02/26/2021 4:16:26 PM
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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2021 :  4:19:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Martin Fischer

There was a thread here on this layout:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161

Regards
Martin



Thanks a ton, Martin. I'm impressed you found it so quickly. Cheers
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11980 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2021 :  5:27:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neil still visits from time to time. He is a nice guy so if you have any questions you should message him from this site.
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robchant
Fireman

Canada
1213 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2021 :  09:18:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I adapted this track plan for a client back in 2018, see here:

http://www.jomrd.com/index.php?page=ShowRecord&ID=155

I didn't include a run-around on my version either since it is not needed ... there is a fiddle track attached to the left end and the loco can be placed at either end of the cut of cars by hand ... or it can be placed in the middle of the cut if the fiddle track is long enough.
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13455 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2021 :  11:14:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the forum jimenezl ! No idea why my name came up on that, good to see Martin was on top of it!
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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2021 :  6:00:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jgvb, I agree that itís not set for operation as is, hence the need for a cartridge or plate off plan. How would you include a passing track?

Big Lars, thanks for the info on Neil
Rob, thanks for the link to your plan. Iíve tried to combine both your and Neilís concept into my future plan
Thanks, Tyson!
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6899 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2021 :  9:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you're handlaying, there is room to place one right-hand turnout in the grade crossing, just to the right of the turnout leading to the pier. The other RH turnout in the crossover goes roughly opposite the turnout to the pier.
The crossover would be easier to fit in and less of a struggle to switch if the layout was a foot longer.

But there are also plenty of prototypes for areas where there was no runaround, and the loco had to set cars up on either side of it elsewhere and bring them to their destinations ready to place without running around, as Neil and Rob's client were planning to do.

James
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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2021 :  4:27:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here it is at 4feet long, 14 in wide, with a runaround. It's tight at the dock but will mock up and check. Comments are most welcome.

Edited by - jimenezl on 02/28/2021 4:31:59 PM
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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2021 :  4:37:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And here is a combination of that plan and Bob Chant's take on it. Also 48" x 14". HO scale.

Edited by - jimenezl on 02/28/2021 4:38:43 PM
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13455 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2021 :  08:45:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Rob's plan is a little more workable and leave more room for scenery.
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jimenezl
New Hire

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2021 :  10:17:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tyson, I agree the original plan (no runaround) is cleaner and more spacious. So, I ended up modifying it even further, closer to Robís take on it, and shrunk it down to 12ď.



Only thing is very little water left, about 2 3/4Ē. Is that enough to model a sardine fishing boat?
Cheers,
Luis
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6899 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2021 :  10:26:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It gives you 18' beam, but I don't know if that's enough for a typical sardine boat. The model will be right at the edge of the layout, so might warrant clear acrylic protection.

James
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13455 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2021 :  08:54:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure how big a sardine boat is but jbvb's point about a boat in that position being easily damaged I would probably
leave out the boat.
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