Then someone in the club shows you that beautiful little N gauge loco he has
just purchased and you think "Now if I just bit the bullet and changed gauge
what a layout I could fit in the space then...."
Been there, done that.
It took me 3 years to lay the track, rip it up, relay it, ballast and paint,
rip it up, relay it, ballast and paint.
Now 3 years later it recently occured how by minor re-arrange of funiture
can extend outer loop to offset figure of 8 with fiddle yard whilst
maintaing the current level of fidelity to the prototype.
Also about to get some quotes on loft conversion.
I recon if you stop moving then you'll get decorated with ornaments.
In message , john
It is neither a double nor a single slip, but is just two points
overlapped a bit. It looks a bit like a double slip with one of the
straight roads missing.
In south Wales coal sidings you used to get a whole string of them on a
diagonal line going across a group of parallel sidings.
Indeed we will, by mid December we'll have about 5 hours of daylight.
However, come June we'll have 19 hours of daylight (the "Simmer Dim");
quite disconcerting to go to the bathroom at 3 am and find that it's
On 29/09/2007 22:29, john dolan said,
No, its actually very simple! It's just two turnouts overlapped "back
to back". I imagine Colonel Stephens used one because it could be made
up from standard P&C parts, and likewise those of us who build our own
track could knock one out far quicker than a normal slip.
I would hazard a guess that it might even be possible to make one using
two Peco turnouts, although I haven't done this.
I've just incorporayed one in my latest small S scale layout and it
really does help out in space saving in certain conditions.
I can just hear the 'Not another layout with a Barry slip" comments in
a year or two's time :-)
Yes, I noticed - but using one of theose actually makes good
sense (not least as I've got make it) replacing a single slip
I have had to add completely un-prototypically (duplicate routes
on adacent sets of points). I even had two points superimosed last
night for a solution, but ruled it out on as being unprototypical
- et voila, it isn't!
As is everything in Templot when you've driven it enough, but
by 'eck the learing curve can be a bit steep! I just hope
"automatic" three way points don't get added to Templot before
I actually get the track glued down.......
LOL! I've spent 3 years armchair modelling with XtrkCad, *and* changed
scales having already started buying stock and kits for my initial
choice, to try and avoid going through that. I sometimes wish I'd just
chucked some track down on a few baseboards and suffered the pain that
My recent mantra has been "less is more". Minimal track density in a
large space in N giving the impression of the railway flowing through
the landscape (this started after a visit to Pendon). I saw the BRM
article about Kings-X in N a few weels ago. Now I'm undecided again.
I'm beginning to think I need at least three layouts. One small shelf
layout I can get built and running in a short time, one high density
computer controlled where I can just watch trains whizzing hither and
thither and the "less is more". Then there's the O or OO layout so I
can fulfill my fantasy of highly detailed finescale etched brass
models. Oh that's 4, Aaaaggghhhhh.