Track plan

Has anyone got a trackplan which could be used for having two lines run into
a four station terminus so that any one platform can be accessed from either
line?
Reply to
Mark W
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Mark,
I presume that you mean a four platform terminus.
The simplest way is to have a facing crossover and a trailing crossover in your double track throat of the terminus, then have a point in each road to provide for the four platform roads. This formation will allow any platform to access any road, and vice versa.
_________________ \ __________________\_____________up ____________________/_\_________down / _________________/
If you're short on space, then you can combine the facing and trailing crossover into a scissors crossover.
If you're really short of space, you can combine the two points into the platform end of the scissors crossover and make two double slips - getting a bit complex now :-)
However, other factors might affect how your station throat is laid out - such as where your MPD is. If it is close to the station, then locos will probably want to access most, if not all, of the platform roads to and from the MPD. The situation of coach storage and/or cleaning roads can also affect the layout of the throat if there is going to be a lot of movements to and from them.
Another thing to watch out for is that you can get more than one train through the station throat for most routings. It's not going to allow very efficient programming if every train movement through the throat blocks off every other possible movement in the station.
Jim.
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Jim Guthrie
Then of course, you could do away with the facing X over, down main to up main, and use the down platforms, 3 and 4, for arrivals and the up platforms, 1 and 2, for departures. But that's not what you asked for. :-)
-- Cheers Roger T.
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of the Great Eastern Railway
Reply to
Roger T.
The track plan of Penzance could do this. Just make the two single lines to Longrock/Ponsandane a double line.
Cheers David
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David Bromage
In response to requests.......
1 ____________________ Run around ___ PY \ ____________ / 2 _____________________\_________/____________\____/____ LR ___ Up Main 3 ________________________/_\_______________________________/___ Dn Main / \______________ 4 ____________________/ / Sea wall ______________/_/ ___________/ __________/ Loco bays
P = Ponsandane Yard carriage sidings L = Longrock loco depot (PZ)
For modelling purposes you could go back to something like the GWR track layout with a few minor changes to improve operation.
1 ____________________ Run around ___ Carriage sdgs \ ____________ / 2 _____________________\_________/____________\____/____________ Up Main 3 ________________________/_\___________________________________ Dn Main / \______________ 4 ____________________/ / Headshunt/goods yard ______________/_/_ _ _ ___________/ (Turntable if desired) __________/ MPD
Cheers David
Reply to
David Bromage
My station is based on this - see:
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Dave Potter
"Dave Potter" wrote
Is that a Lima 73, the subject of an recent query?
Better pic at
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Reply to
Terry O'Brien
What parts did you use?
Reply to
Mark W
It was me that asked. Hoping to build up an old style Gatwick express. Just got to see if a GLV exists or conversion work will be needed. And what to base it on....
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Mark W
"Mark W" wrote
... Hoping to build up an old style Gatwick express. Just
MJT do a set of etched sides, as well a lot of non specific EMU bits.
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Terry O'Brien
"Mark W" wrote
MJT
Stocked by MainlyTrains, see
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Terry O'Brien

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