During Christmas time I like to bring the trains out and run a carpet central around the living & dining rooms. I use O-27 Lionel track with 42 & 54 curves because I have bigger scale Lionel locomotives & freight. Well the basic loop is starting to get pretty boring and I have always wanted to add some switches to the mix. I recently found that Gargraves makes several large-radius switches that seem reasonably compatible with the Lionel O-27 track. My question is:
- Do any of you have experience with these switches?
- Are they smooth enough not to derail a train if it runs through the switch (Always an issue on Lionel O27 switches)?
- Is there anything I should be aware of before getting into these?
I'm just looking for the basic manual throw versions since TMCC allows me a lot of freedom to move about the room. Plus I know the kids would enjoy playing with them. I figure having a second line running along the main line would allow fun switching and mixing up the train. Maybe even talking the wife into getting a passenger train too (yeah right).
Thanks in advance!