Model Railroad Layout Plan

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    I'm about to begin building this 130-foot O-Scale 2-Rail layout in my Game Room.

    The track and lumber will cost about $700, but I already have my freight train.

    Hal
     

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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    @Hal Pollner
    I personally would need more clearance at the corners of the pool table. In my own basement, after I set up a regulation size table, I found I needed a "short stick" to negotiate shots where about three feet existed between the rail and wall.

    Nice layout, though! I envy you.
    Frank
     
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  3. Hal Pollner

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    Frank, I built this exact layout about 6 years ago.

    There were FIVE FEET between my pool table and each of the 3 surrounding walls. Look at the drawing scale: Each square represents 1 foot!

    I never had any cramped shots using regulation-length cues!
    Hal
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  4. Frank Sanoica

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    As I see it, at the lower two corners of the table there is < 2 feet between the corner and the layout. Perhaps I don't understand your sketch.
    Frank
     
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    I love you work Hal. I was luck to find an HO scale train old one. I set it up for my boy and he shows it off to everyone in this country no one has ever seen an electric train. They are amazed. Children come at all ages don't we.
     
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    You see it correctly, Frank! My sketch is a perfect 1/4" =1 foot scale.The drawing scale ratio is 1:48.

    I have never had any trouble with any shot around the table.
    Hal
     
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    Wow, this looks like it's going to be really nice!
     
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    Thanks, Kitty!
    It will probably take me all Summer, working at my usual relaxed pace.

    Hal
     
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    Hal just curious is there two tracks at the back behind the pool table. If it is one track how did you switch the current in the tracks? By your layout it is hard to tell
     
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    Hey Martin:

    One train ran over both tracks by entering the 2 reversing loops. The photos are from the layout I had about 7 years ago, that I'm duplicating now.

    Here's a diagram of the layout I'm now starting to build:

    Hal
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