Ive read some articles and would like to know how some people transfer there layout ideas from a computer program / drawing onto the bench work. I have seen how some people use a simple striaght edge with a 90deg portion on it to draw certain radiuses and such. Most say start with the yards and go out from there. Also how do some of u draw in your easment since i have not done so on my curves.
looks like you drew out a grid first then located your track? can you elaborate on some of your methods i know some but whould like to know what and how u used some of that equipment? its been a long time for me and even though some is obvious.
did you locate your striaght tracks first? then drew in your radious? or did you make templates from card board?
i was planing on making all my curves from flex track
i was planing on setting up my yard first , it would use the edge and grids as a guide. then make the rest of the track and go out from there. i have only gone thru half of the cad railbook example i only needed to fit an idea onto a area i have to work and fit certain radii . i know u can put easements into your layout but i didnot yet. i was wondering if the curves i have made i can now add the easement into it or should i be doing this another way.or should i do it on cad?
also any article would be good too if its too lenghty to explain i can do my homework too obviously.
o btw how steep are your grades on that? thats tight to make that loop around and under? cool looking layout.