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Layout height questions
« on: March 31, 2007, 09:52:21 AM »
Howdy all,,, 

  I will be posting this on variuos forums to get variuos opinions to get plenty of ideas. The question is, what do u think would be a proper height for a two level layout.

  I personally do not like the helicopter veiw, but I will suffer in order to get more running room.

  I am thinking about 5' for the top level and approx 3'-6" for the lower level. 

  As that stands that is 18" between levels. Too much?,,, not enough?

  Two helices would consist of 92'-2" of run. 1.63% grade, 8 turns, and a height of 2 1/4". So that would consist of 184'-4" of running in the two helices. The radius I was playing with was 22" , in order to get a gentle curve.

  Here is the basic design so far...

  Any input either, good, bad, or ugly will be appriciated.

  Adios Wyatt


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Re: Layout height questions
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 03:54:53 PM »
Wyatt,I think it is a matter of personal preference.My main home layout ( I have 3 :o 2 N & 1 HO) is N scale and 44" high.The smaller N layout is about 32" tall.The Ho layout is 40" tall cause it's built on old NTRAK modules.

If I were to double deck either of the larger layouts I think I would go up at least another 24".In fact I will be building an 0n30 layout above the HO layout that will be set at 64".By the way I am just over 6' tall.I have been thinking of doing the 0n30 at 72" even which would be just above my line of sight and would save me a lot of scenery work.  ;D
Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
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