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Old 11-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #1
LittleJerry
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Train layout improvements

Got some great insight on the other post I made about the train derailing so thought I most post this up.

Below I linked a video (not the best angles) of the incomplete layout after we moved it yesterday. We will have a 3rd loop in the middle and use 4 of the basic turnouts to create parking spots for 4 trains in the middle (I'm short a few straights which I have since ordered)

I also ordered another #5/#6 turnout so he can cross all the tracks without reversing at least one way.

27" radius track on the outside, table is appox 10" x 4".


Anything I can do with the limited space to spice it up a bit for my 5yo son to make it more interactive - he just loves controlling the switches and just going round but I'm interested in adding more elements for him.

Is there a cheapish way to add another level / raised section with something pre-fabbed? I have some second hand pier sets but they don't seem very solid.

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Old 11-03-2019, 10:11 PM   #2
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Hi Jerry,

I used Woodland Scenic's Incline / Decline sets
https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscen...em/INCLDECLSET

I can't speak for the cost but they are solid and easy to install.

Mike
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:54 AM   #3
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may be too late to consider: layout vision. check out the rest of the site
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:42 PM   #4
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Hi Jerry,

I used Woodland Scenic's Incline / Decline sets
https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscen...em/INCLDECLSET

I can't speak for the cost but they are solid and easy to install.

Mike

WELL WORTH the cost! No question they make a huge difference in construction planning and execution. js
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:46 PM   #5
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How did you get a 27" radius (54" diameter from the centerline) curve to fit on a 48" wide board?
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:51 PM   #6
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My bad - I should have written 22 radius....the 18 radius on inner loops, 22 radius on the outside
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:43 AM   #7
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If you are looking for action there are some things that actually do what they model, loading and unloading train cars for example. I don’t know any details though.
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