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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 12:42:08 AM »
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2017, 12:42:16 PM »
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I see a nice folded dogbone around the corner, with a tail that goes off on the long wall to serve your refinery and/or port complex.  There's a nice mid-size CSX/Conrail themed N scale layout in the MR archive.  I'd look it up for you but I haven't been a subscriber in a number of years.
Of course yours would IC/KCS instead...
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 12:49:54 PM »
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Hum . . . . I don't see anything matching that description on the trackplan database over there.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 10:07:33 PM »
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That could be it - it's too long on the one side for my space though and I don't yet has clearance to do the U shape.
 Just an L as of now. Working ideas however. And I do like the look of much of this one.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2017, 11:25:13 AM »
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2017, 12:10:10 PM »
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that first one could be good . . . .

But as I noted in another off-line discussion the Domestic COO is looking to have both cars in the garage, so with the other storage I want in there a u shaped layout may not be in the cards.  More measurements to come tonight.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2017, 06:52:06 PM »
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Phil, I'm in the same boat. Right now we only have one car, mine, and I am not keen to putting it in the garage all the time since we constantly seem to be on the go. One car may live there if Maria gets a car. So maybe one wall of the garage can be dedicated to shelf, because the other two are involved with storage and utilities. So I am thinking modular for the rest, to give it knock down flexibility. I also like the idea of expanding 4 feet at a time and the squirrelly possibilities of being able to change footprint to keep it fresh.  I have even been trying to devise a two-level modular system so I can increase mainline running in limited space, using a single corkscrew. No luck with that yet...
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2017, 10:43:22 PM »
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that first one could be good . . . .

But as I noted in another off-line discussion the Domestic COO is looking to have both cars in the garage, so with the other storage I want in there a u shaped layout may not be in the cards.  More measurements to come tonight.

In that case, take a look for How To Build More Layout in Less Space. The very first article is on a layout by Thomas Klimoski of his layout in Florida (before moving to Georgia and doing the GNRR layout in MRP2016). It was called the CSX Hawksridge Division and the premise was a layout in a garage that still allowed for parking of his wife's mustang.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2017, 10:48:53 PM »
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2017, 11:11:52 PM »
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There was an article in MR many many moons ago about a layout that raised up and down so the car could fit in the garage under it. Of course, that guy had a garage that was cleaner than a kitchen. You could hook it up to a second remote to raise it before you came trundling in.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2017, 11:18:27 PM »
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Um nope. Don't have that kind of madness. If I can convince her to park on the side by the existing workbench the. We will just have my much smaller Mazda to work around.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2017, 07:11:30 PM »
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Um nope. Don't have that kind of madness. If I can convince her to park on the side by the existing workbench the. We will just have my much smaller Mazda to work around.

My point was it was basically two shelves that ran along each of the side walls and a the two walls, 1 next to the house and 1 next to the garage door were modules so you could have some running while the car(s) were in the garage and full blown ops putting the layout up. Just something to think about but looks like you've got some negotiating to do before we get serious about configurations.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2017, 10:17:26 PM »
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So the unpacking is proceeding - I finished about 2/3rds of the garage today. Still working out space beyond the L but meanwhile I took a fee minutes to measure some heights relative to the floor:

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Regardless of the car issue, I need a layout high up enough to fit my rolling table saw and an as yet unbuilt chip saw cart under. I've also got a shelf unit from my dad's study along the shirt wall that will House a lot of stuff - probably my trains and a mix of other storage (fishing tackle, the wife's shell collection overflow etc). Plus I'll almost certainly be standing to operate. So a layout top somewhere between 54 and 60 inches with a maximum depth of 16 inches is probably going to hit the sweet spot. Yes I know that's high, but I'm 6'3" so it's not like I want to go much shorter.

I'm also seriously leaning toward a sectional approach with two four foot sections along the wall with the workbench, a 2pmus footer into the corner, another four footer and then the final three-ish feet in a final section. The idea is I'd build these at then D.C. he up to the track/wiring stage and then plug in and go. I'm thinking about doing an over top fascia/lighting structure too in the same lengths. And figure a backdrop between 12 and 16 inches tall. Turns out the trainjunkies guys a Mississippi backdrop that will double nicely for that part of the parish.

So, let the peanuts fly.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2017, 10:26:16 PM »
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