HO Scale Parsons Sub Plans

Discussion in 'General' started by rjthomas909, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Then the turntable at Cherokee is very very short. I like the wye best of all, very branch-liney. I’m studying these planes very closely for ideas for a somewhat smaller space. I also like the abundant open spaces, exactly the country railroad feel I want for myself. With the crisis I’ve had to leave my home in a hot spot and evacuate to MS which is much less densely populated. I have a roughly 10x14 area under a raised house available for a layout. I was fooling around with it before but always unhappy with the operating scheme. These plans come close conceptually to what I want and will provide some needed ideas.
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  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hey Patrick,

    Thanks for the note. I hope that you find some components for your own design. I agree the turntable is pretty short. I grabbed an example from the AnyRail database that was just long enough to turn the 10-wheeler that I have from Bachmann. I think you would want a few more inches of width on that section if you were running larger locomotives, and maybe broaden a few of the curves. I think I sent the minimum radius to 24-inches. This plan does intersect the Crawford and Cherokee (my layout) at the Cherokee diamond. You might consider some of the elements here as well.

  3. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Your plans are all good. You appear to be a branch line and short line hound just like me.
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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Correct. Model Railroad Planning 2008 includes the article “Fit a Branch Line in a Bedroom” by Paul Dolkos.

    One challenge with the around and under staging approach is clearance between decks and considerations over the grade-tolerable doe shorter branch line traffic.

    Incidentally he gives a shout-out to our fair site and to Mark Davidson and Rick McClellan.
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