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Old 09-10-2016, 09:35 PM   #11
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Patience. How about building a kit? Resin kits are easy enough. Build a nice bridge. Something impressive maybe... Or build some buildings you can use when you have a layout running?
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Patience. How about building a kit? Resin kits are easy enough. Build a nice bridge. Something impressive maybe... Or build some buildings you can use when you have a layout running?
I'll just try finish off the garden railway first!
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Dimensions of the finished space would be:
Length 5.5m(18ft)
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Width 2.5-3.4m(8ft-11ft)
The exact width depends on the position of verticals used to support roof structure.

There is also the possibility of having some kind of storage / fiddle yard beyond the length of the 5.5 m as there is an extra 3m+ of loft space not being converted which will remain as loft storage.
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You could have hidden sidings in the spaces you describe.
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You could have hidden sidings in the spaces you describe.
Then you'd need CCTV to see whats going on..............HB
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I have an idea. Double the layout via CCTV...
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Ive used a camera in a long tunnel before so wouldn't be too much of a stretch, it will be automated with TrainController so the storage yard can pretty much be left to run itself with parking arriving trains and dispatching on a timetable.
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I'm a bit out of date. Traincontroller? A PC or similar program to run trains? Only downside is the cost of all those point module things and triggers in the track to show where trains are...
I thought it was absolutely amazing with my Lenz system where I could make a train go, unplug the controller with the train still going and plug it in further down the line and stop the train. I thought that was amazing! I must admit though to being more of a hands on type of person so while I'd enjoy something automatically moving in the background, I prefer to be in control myself.
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I must admit though to being more of a hands on type of person so while I'd enjoy something automatically moving in the background, I prefer to be in control myself.
Best of both worlds, i'll have the main line(s) running under automation whilst i decide what runs and what goes away to storage.

Goods trains will also automatically arrive at the yard where i can shunt then place in the dispatch siding for the automation to take away.
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Nice idea. I did have a plan (Though a form of DC automation via isolating sections if a train catches another) to have an out and back loop so it would keep me busy at a terminus station. This was before I had DCC and was only in thought form. I knew how to do it via infra red track detectors. I have two and was going to get more. I bought my detectors from a local shop that had them made years before the idea was later used by another business that is more commonly known.
The basic idea is to send out trains and wait for returning trains, and send out more etc. A form of automation manually operated from the send and return side.
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