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 Posted: Sun Feb 4th, 2018 12:33 pm
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Thoughts on a Micro-Layout.


Based on Wye River City (sort of) ......

http://www.carendt.com/micro-layout-design-gallery/end-line/

I've already bought two bits of O gauge track, big init :shock: :shock: :thud


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Have done some track laying.







Just wondering about transfer of coal from mainline wagon to narrow gauge.

  (and I must change that guttering on the goods store)


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Hi Ed,

Transfer of minerals (coal, iron ore), was normally done with a ramp, narrow gauge above, standard gauge below, and a shovel. Or Hudson "Rugga" V-tippers would be used. Bigger operations used fixed wagons and a rotary tippler, and several switchbacks on a ramp where the final highest one had the wagons backed up, and they would then descend by gravity to the tippler. Not sure you have the space for a ramp (usually 1:20-1:30), although you just could drop the front and have the standard gauge below (and longer)..A shelf fixed to the bottom of the front should do it. Or just remove the top at the front, make an L and keep the same width. Room for an O-scale 0-6-0 shunter and a guard's van! Full out, empties back.

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I'm going the other way Nigel, from the standard gauge wagon to the narrow gauge.

Found this which involves a chute

https://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/5537765818/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/5537183597/

but I also found this....

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrw2167a.htm

Looks like two guys in the second to last wagon with the door open. Assume they were filling the narrow gauge wagon by just shoveling out the door of the standard gauge.

Mind you, shelf at the front, drop the standard gauge line and load the standard gauge from the narrow gauge :hmm

Think an O gauge shunter is a bit out of my price range though :lol:


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Ed wrote: I'm going the other way Nigel, from the standard gauge wagon to the narrow gauge.





Think an O gauge shunter is a bit out of my price range though :lol:





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There's always the Atlas 'Plymouth' 0-6-0, or the Lima 0-4-0,
both still commonly available, normally under £50 for a good
runner (Atlas would be better for slow running)



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You naughty people, trying to get me to scale up to O gauge :It's a no no


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Hi Ed,

Standard to narrow then (should have worked that one out). Same thing, up the level of the standard, or lower the narrow. Or use lower sided narrow gauge wagons. Personally I'd raise the standard line .A narrow gauge wagon of the size you have would hold around 1-2 ton of coal, a standard wagon holds 10 tons. You'll need to do a lot of shunting with one narrow gauge wagon. What's the story line - loco coal, or an off-site location such as a hospital or estate? Most industrial lines just had it dumped (from the standard wagon into a staithe or onto an elevated platform).

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Thanks Nigel, think I'll try and raise the standard gauge line a bit and see if I can fit some sort of chute in the available space.

Story line could be something like the Southwold Railway, narrow gauge feeder to mainline which had bypassed the town.

Coal and goods in and local produce out, plus a large dose of Rule 1.


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Hi Ed,

On30 or 7mm narrow gauge - anything goes. There is or was a prototype for it somewhere.  I have a great picture of a standard to narrow gauge interchange somewhere in India with coal being moved one bucket at a time on top of the heads of about 20 workers, and using planks down from the standard wagon.

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