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Is this layout 2.0?
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:34:12 PM »
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There would be a scene divider 1ft from the bottom (back), breaking it into two scenes. One is the crazy industrial scene, the other is a yard that's large enough to move some blocks of cars around, doing some classifying, and making up a train to work on the other side of the layout.

Well, what do you all think? It's a little, umm, different, from what I've been doing thus far.

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 10:46:03 PM »
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don't do that - i'll work something up if you want...

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 11:24:48 PM »
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Deleted , I was unaware this was some sort of a joke .
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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 11:36:48 PM »
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Would you like sauce with that bowl of spaghetti ;D? I don't know you personally, but from what I've gathered from your posting here, that's not even close to what you ought to be thinking about doing. Do an industiral switching layout if that's what floats your boat, but the layout you posted is not the solution. If you want a yard and divider, make one side your yard and the other side your industires. Buid the train in the yard, go switch the industries, then return to the yard. Simple. effective. "Mas protoypical".

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 11:54:10 PM »
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You'll hate that almost immediately.  Resist.

Think more in terms of "dominoes" a 'la Barrow.  If you must build something else, build something that can become a part of something bigger later.

Even if you end up tearing up that particular layout, you'll be thinking in terms of a more linear concept down the road.

You can always work out your yard angst at my house.
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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 02:32:41 AM »
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2.0?
Indeed...
1.0 Corner diasaster: mostly incomplete
2.0 Roundy round scenery tester: mostly complete
3.0 Pasta bowl with a timesaver side?  try again...
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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 02:46:54 AM »
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From a person who can't finish a layout, I say just keep working on your current layout  ;)

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 06:40:00 AM »
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That was funny, Ed. Had a good chuckle at your joke.



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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 06:46:34 AM »
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Now .. now .. if we can;'t say anything nice about Eds little layout, lets not say anything at all ..

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 07:56:56 AM »
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i stayed up late working on this for you Ed, i think you'll find there is plenty of running and switching...



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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2007, 08:00:19 AM »
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Now .. now .. if we can;'t say anything nice about Eds little layout, lets not say anything at all ..


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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2007, 08:02:34 AM »
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Hows about just add a narrow switching "branch" that chucks up to the mother layout "El Kidney" (that means "The Kidney" in Spanish  :P )  You can add a backdrop, view block, tomato paste, garlic, whatever.

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2007, 08:16:39 AM »
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NOTE:  Actual Constructive Criticism follows:

The key to a happy railroad is to have the trains appear from someplace, do something, then disappear to someplace else.  The layout you propose may seem to fit that bill, but in reality, it's so cluttered with track, that you'll have a difficult time determining where someplace ends and someplace else begins.

On the kidney, you can argue that the train arrives from one side of the hill, does it's switchy doodle at the Widget Factory, then moves on to the other side of the hill again.  This is a very simple, yet very pure design.

Yards are very lineal affairs, and the arrangement you show will not improve given the space provided.

You need to think the yard out of the 3' x 6'8" rectangle.  Throw a wye at the far end of the factory complex, run a couple shelf brackets around the wall behind the layout, and put a small fiddle yard back there.  This will create near perfection.  Train enters scene from yard, switches plant, then holds on a siding while a Truck Train or a coal drag rolls through (out of the yard the other way, then back in)

Like this...


Notice how pleased you are with that...
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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2007, 08:21:51 AM »
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Ed's gonna have a hard time laying track and putting cars on the rails with doughballs for hands!

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Re: Is this layout 2.0?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2007, 08:37:13 AM »
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switchy doodle at the Widget Factory
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