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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2015 10:29 pm
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16A wrote: .  .  .  .  .  Bill (Longchap) who, from his self description, seems to be of appropriate definition dimensions ie 'long and thin' :lol:


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Sorry Bill... no offence intended, just one of those amusing things that 'popped' into my head... sad I know.....


No, not sad and not even a trace element of offence here Mike (16A), so worry not and please keep that active and laterally thinking mind of yours productive! 

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The late Carl Carentd wrote three books on the subject. Available here for download as .pdf. Look fine on a Kindle and print out well to A4.

http://www.carendt.com/

While Carl was from the US plenty of his contibutors came from this side of the pond.

As for size, well from memory around 1' x 2' but he certainly carved nothing in stone.

Site has some examples on as well.



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Well it's official my operation abyss is a plank

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jimmy styles wrote: Well it's official my operation abyss is a plank

Hope it floats then Jimmy!

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For a small layout 7mm Narrow gauge see http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=9697&forum_id=21&highlight=crackington
Or 009 layout http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13617&forum_id=93

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Great to see this seperate section.

My interest has come about through an interest in end to end layouts. Now if a 4x2, or 8 square feet is a fall layout then in my book so is a 1x4, 6"x8' or even 3"x16'!  In 00 I reckon 3"/75mm about the minimum for single track and 6"/150mm for double track.

Smallest I have managed so far is A4 and bending 00 track for tight radii is an interesting exercise. For the record Hornby 0-4-0s and bogies manage the roughly 4" radius OK.

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