End loop ideas

I have been continued to think about the best design of end loops for our N-club modules.  I was impressed by this loop next to us in Stuttgart this year, with its internal sidings.  I have also been spurred into action by Derek’s superb baseboards for the new club fiddle yard – though I could never complete any carpentry that good!

So I went back to playing with the design software, and came up with this design.  The end loops are Peco Set-Track #3 and #4 plus one larger curve.  The two inner sidings are bi-directional and can be used to reverse short multiple units and push-pull trains.

The overall size of the board is 1200 x 800 mm.  I did look at the potential for a fold in the board to make it smaller for transport.  However, I’ve decided that this just over-complicates things.  There is no scenery, so the boards can be shallow.  Further, as there is only one joint to the outside world, there is no tension on the boards due to being clamped into a line of modules.  Lighter, 6mm ply (but good quality ply) will be strong enough for the loops.

Now all I have to do is make them…..

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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