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Some news about my layout. I have worked on several subjects. Ballast tests : Tortoise motor and turnouts wiring. The second curve is ready, I have still to set the Peco’s bretelle double, and the track 3 and 4. I have worked on the platform ; some passengers wait the train (the time can be long !).
When you fix the platforms, you have to think to the position and the size of platforms. I have quickly defined the platforms that I want to use. Here you can find the normes (height, size, position, space…) – in alignement – in curve Now we can start the build… After a few time ; the first results :
Today, the workwood end. The terrain elevation and so the different ramps. The relief takes shape. A quick test to sse the ramps. The percent isn’t higher than 4%.
Today, the woodwork near the end. The base is near finished. I have begun the track elevation. Here you can see the result. I have to finish soon. You will notice the centrale drawer. The free areas under the layout will be for the storage ; the other areas will permit to do the maintenance (wired, motors…). The layout border will cover with melamine chipboard and painted in ebony.
To better view the results, the rail curves, distances… I took the time to draw the layout on my work plan. It’s step is very import. I recommend it. The result : To do it, I need the turnout templates for N gauge code 55. I have contacted the Peco company to request them. I thank them for the quick reply. So, I printed with the good scale the turnout and I drew my scheme. With the Peco’s permission, I …
Th fist layout step For the moment, I think build 3 modules : module A : city with a big train station… module B : mountain, country… module C : a little station, a port (fret) (of course, it’s only an idea !) I’m going to realize the module A at first, then the C and to finish the B. I could add the module B between the both A & C. I design my scheme with an open-source software …