Laying copper clad sleepers

Paul59

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Location
Colchester UK
Hi All,

Templot…………great isn’t. Keep me sane for the last couple of months, although touch and go for the first few hours!!

I’m just about ready to lay track onto my Templot printout, I’m going to start with the most complex part of the layout, why wouldn’t you?
It’s a 3 way tandem, two turnouts and three half diamonds all in one basically. A lot of sleepers!!
I will use copper clad sleepers as it will all be incorporated, unseen, into a covered dockside scene.
I have seen other modelers omit some sleepers, I guess to save cost and reduce the work load.
Is this OK to do?
So, for instance a B6 turnout what can be safely removed? If anything.
Thanks for any advice
Paul
 
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Hayfield

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Location
Essex
Paul

It seems in the old days they left out 2 out of every three sleepers from what I have seen and copied, except at strategic areas (Common crossings, isolation breaks etc) where a bit of common sense needs applying
 
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Paul59

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Location
Colchester UK
Hi Hayfield,
Spent all afternoon omitting then restoring timbers...,
Decided that its going to be prudent to build this bit off the layout so i can afford a practice effort.....or two.
Paul.
 
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Hayfield

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Location
Essex
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Paul

I forgot a stalled project I have on the go for a dockside layout with inset track, a quick rear view. The cork will be replaced with Wills stone sets it was used to prove the method. As you can see only every third timber kept, with some exceptions. As I said more common sense rather than scientific

I try wherever possible to build at my work bench
 
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Paul59

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Colchester UK
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Paul

I forgot a stalled project I have on the go for a dockside layout with inset track, a quick rear view. The cork will be replaced with Wills stone sets it was used to prove the method. As you can see only every third timber kept, with some exceptions. As I said more common sense rather than scientific

I try wherever possible to build at my work bench
Wow, that really is a stripped down build. I've been a whole more conservative. I've uploaded a dfx file of the section I'm doing. Not sure if it has worked.
Paul
 

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Hayfield

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Wow, that really is a stripped down build. I've been a whole more conservative. I've uploaded a dfx file of the section I'm doing. Not sure if it has worked.
Paul

Paul

All I have done is miss 2 out of 3 timbers where I can, 1 out of two or short lengths
 
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