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Date: 05/15/20 13:43
Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: robert162

TOs I cut the bechwork and planted the engine house, but........tranfer bridge wont service far right track ooops. three choices 1) leave far right track as a dummy track. 2) curve from reach of bridge to far right track, sharp "S" curve :(  3) Add a left switch leading into engine house. WHAT DO YOU THINK PLEASE?








Date: 05/15/20 14:00
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: mtzctrain

My vote would be option 2. Depending on what you use that far right track for, installing a switch cuts out a couple feet of usable track that now has to be empty to allow access to the engine house track.

BTW, thanks for the upates on this. It looks great and I enjoy following along with your progress!

  -Caleb



Date: 05/15/20 14:11
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: Rmosele

Can you flip the bridge around so the control shack is on the other side so the bridge can reach the right track? And, if so, will you have the same problem on the other end of the transfer table. I can't see that end in these pics?



Date: 05/15/20 14:14
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: BCutter

I will preface this by saying that I have not seen the transfer table in its entirety but...in the accompanying photos, the transfer cab (?) is on the right side of the table itself.  Does it have to be?  If the cab were placed on the left side, it seems that there would be adequate space for the transfer table to move to the right to line up with the 3rd service track.  Of course that may present other issues!!

Bruce

And I was typing while the post above this was being entered!  LOL!
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/20 14:16 by BCutter.



Date: 05/15/20 14:31
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: robert162

Flip the bridge around wont work will have same problem other end.




Date: 05/15/20 14:33
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: Rmosele

Yep. I would vote for number 2 then.



Date: 05/15/20 15:11
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: DTWilson

Option #3 with the switch... Call that bay the "Quick Track" used when a unit has to be quickly serviced without waiting on the availability of the transfer table.....

Tim W.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/20 16:24 by DTWilson.



Date: 05/15/20 16:09
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: mully

I like option 3. BTW I’m doing the same type of thing except my table will be slightly closer to the house

Thanks for sharing

Gary

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Date: 05/15/20 16:29
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: robert162

maybe another idea






Date: 05/15/20 16:52
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: spsunset

How about a wye switch centered between bays 2 and 3 and transfer table ?
You do have servicing tracks elsewhere. Don't think transfer table would be that busy . These buildings are for heavy maintenance ,correct?
I started with a facility similar in N scale took to much room for my 10x11 bedroom layout. Just have turntable now.
 




Date: 05/15/20 17:51
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: Bob3985

You could place a switch on the center track leading to the right track. I have seen those in real terminals.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 05/15/20 18:58
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: robert162

like that idea thanks Bob K
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/20 18:59 by robert162.



Date: 05/16/20 06:51
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: nathan314

If you flipped the transfer table around, you could have a track in the other shop that was only serviced by the overhead crane. That's also prototypical. 

Nathan Beauheim 
Loveland, CO



Date: 05/16/20 07:42
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: jtwlunch

Unless the control house has a motor or some electronics in it, cut it off and place it where it could overlook the transfer table in real life to control the table.



Date: 05/16/20 11:08
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: LarryDoyle

Move the building to the left, removing that dock in between?


-LD



Date: 05/17/20 09:29
Re: Update modern engine house in the ground.
Author: navarch2

I would use Option #3 as well.  If the transfer tabledoes not work...at lease some units can get in for light repair purposes on two tracks...

Bob

DTWilson Wrote:
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> Option #3 with the switch... Call that bay the
> "Quick Track" used when a unit has to be quickly
> serviced without waiting on the availability of
> the transfer table.....
>
> Tim W.



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