No. 1 (and only) son Michael dropped in on Thursday to do a little track planning. He’s got a couple of Peco Settrack boxes to run his trains on at home, and has now relieved Derek of one of his spare 4′ x 2′ modules. So what could we do to use up the sectional track and have an interesting layout?
Having pushed things around a spare sheet of plywood, one idea was this.
It’s a bit American in design, with the loop at one end of the board. But it does give somewhere to use up the 1st radius curves. These won’t be a problem as Michael has mainly small locomotives. The sidings at the top will mainly be for locomotives, and those below for trains. There’s enough room for a little scenery, if so desired, and gives somewhere to test run some trains.
We’ll think about the design, but I might have to do a little tracklaying. Fortunately, I think that I have enough Peco points and track in stock to fill in the gaps between Michael’s track items. I’m sure that it won’t end up like this, but we’ve made a start.
And here’s something similar, USA style. 9′ x 4′ so a little larger in HO. But it shows how good the USA is at building good looking small layouts.