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Finally made the move and made a total restart in the shed, below you can see that I am now using all four walls of the shed and want to see those GNRi locomotives moving with lots of goods on board. 

Ultimately I want two lines to allow continuous movement around the shed with sidings at various locations.

So I’m back at the design stage, again but much happier with the baseboards now. The board at the shed door lifts in and out easily.

 

 

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At the moment I have two options that raise some thought.

Moving my goods yard into the right corner (in bottom picture) and running the main line across the front of the baseboards,

or I can move the Goods Yard buildings to the small unpainted triangle on the left and run the continuous main line behind it along the walls. 

Whats the best way to do this. The first option is set out roughly at moment, below.

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Visually, keeping the running line radii as generous as possible is very important, though you can always hide the tightest bits with buildings/scenery I guess.

 Hence, mainline on the outside (where bogie stock will look better) and goods yard inside, where four wheel stock on tighter curves is less intrusive. Mind you, if that inner main line is currently no worse than say 30", it should be ok anyway.

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1 hour ago, David Holman said:

Visually, keeping the running line radii as generous as possible is very important, though you can always hide the tightest bits with buildings/scenery I guess.

 Hence, mainline on the outside (where bogie stock will look better) and goods yard inside, where four wheel stock on tighter curves is less intrusive. Mind you, if that inner main line is currently no worse than say 30", it should be ok anyway.

David, thanks. I get you. Mainline with passenger stock to the back scene and wagon stock to the inside of the baseboards where curves are tighter. Correct?

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I would generally run the mainline at the back which will give you the largest possible radii / rate of turn, which will make bogied freight and coaches (and larger locos) look and run best. you also get the added benefit of the mainline running passing in and behind scenery, buildings, etc, giving more of a sense of 'travel' if you know what I mean :)

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Sounds good. 

Apart from the complex point work at Omagh Goods Yard when the line left the station area, in either direction, there was nothing but a single line of track all the way to the next stop. With this in mind, I think there is a need to raise the entire track enough all round to form embankments and bridges to give an illusion of reality. Therefore, i'll be keeping the area off the station area very simple. No point in complicating things.

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The maximum 'less is more' can be very important in track planning, so try not to be tempted by too much track and enjoy making the railway part of the overall scene.

 

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11 hours ago, David Holman said:

Visually, keeping the running line radii as generous as possible is very important, though you can always hide the tightest bits with buildings/scenery I guess.

 Hence, mainline on the outside (where bogie stock will look better) and goods yard inside, where four wheel stock on tighter curves is less intrusive. Mind you, if that inner main line is currently no worse than say 30", it should be ok anyway.

 

9 hours ago, BosKonay said:

I would generally run the mainline at the back which will give you the largest possible radii / rate of turn, which will make bogied freight and coaches (and larger locos) look and run best. you also get the added benefit of the mainline running passing in and behind scenery, buildings, etc, giving more of a sense of 'travel' if you know what I mean :)

Absolutely agree 

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Previous efforts at shunting layouts have led to complex pointwork and wiring. This created much frustration especially when locos had nowhere to travel.

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6 hours ago, Patrick Davey said:

It has been said here before Tony but your joinery skills are top notch!

Yes, but my railway design skills are another matter!

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Back to the design stage with trammel and point templates, some progress!

 

 

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I really like the look of that, you are maximising the use of the baseboards with the positioning of the shed in that corner yet it doesn’t feel crammed in. 

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Adding the extension was a good idea Tony. Gave you that extra bit of space needed which always helps. Really like the angle of the shed, it works well rather having it pushed into the corner running flush against the wall.

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Yes, Jason it helped. I now have three sides of the shed well advanced in the planning. The problem I have at the moment is bringing four lines at the Goods Shed into two and easing them into the curves at the opposite end to form the return. Shouldn't be too much trouble. Thanks

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