The main continues on independent for a ways. The track below the main meets the main some time further down the line. This is basically an industrial switching around the walls layout, with a main line and hidden staging.
Originally Posted by Doughless
Thank you for all of the help. I am trying to maximize aisle length, especially there. I have a 28" aisle there now, with that 24" yard.
My last layout had waaayyyy too much real estate and not enough track. I love scenery...dont get me wrong, but sometimes the more you have, the more difficult it is to make the scene really believable.
Looks like the Hawaiian plan from a recent issue of MR. IMO, it's doable, but I always take magazine published plans with a grain of salt - I doubt they're as accurate as CadRail or whatever.
Yes, that is the plan...I thin the peninsula is too wide to provide a comfortable working/operating space in the aisles. I liked the hidden staging alot, and it fits my room size well. I plan on modifying it slightly to my tastes.
Originally Posted by Beachbum
Just some feedback for Stein,
Thanks for the photos. Looks like you've got a decent city backdrop started.
Presently, I'm using Ikea IVAR shelving units to support a portion of my layout. 2'x4' 15/32" plywood on top, with IVAR shelving underneath. The wife likes the organization potential. The uprights are about 42" tall. 1x4's run along the front and back of the plywood, underneath, to help prevent warping, etc.
Your 'interlocking plywood' looks interesting. I haven't used foam yet, for my primary table top- I've always had plywood under it, with cork for the track subroadbed.
There used to be some material different than foam, with more rigidity to it, that I've considered over time about looking into. Sign makers used it in the 90's. As I recall it was about 3/4" thick. You could also cut up a sheet of it, and use it as 1x4 and such, to replace the heavier 3/4" plywood. Haven't seen it at Home Depot or Lowe's when I've looked for it there.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that yard spacing for tracks can be at 2" on center. You should have more than enough room. If you are still in need of more space, the structures against the back wall can be reduced in depth. The thinnest portion of this background structure is 1.5 inches in depth. Hiding the corners of the structure with foliage will mask the depth of the buillding but I don't have a good photo available to show this.
This shelf layout is less than 24" deep including the fasica.
Last edited by 68 Camaro; 07-13-2012 at 10:09 AM.