An ongoing description of the trials and tribulations of building a model railroad. I am not one to worry too much about 100% accuracy. If it looks right then it probably is right for me.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Deciding on the track layout for the new board
I have been thinking about what I want from the new main board for my railroad. I have been working on, as you would say in the USA - or at least John Armstrong used to say - my givens and druthers. These come out as follows:
Must have two separate loops around so that I can run two trains whilst I am switching in the main yard.
Must be, ultimately, end to end.
Must have two towns for Way Freight operations
So this is my first step - I have laid out all of the track using paper templates so that I can be reasonably sure that it will work. It is on two levels, which, of course, I can't do with templates but I am pretty sure that I can do what I want with what I have. Notice that I have laid out the points in their boxes so if I have a point wrong, I can still change it back at the shop.