Reply to "Buy/Make Anything Cool Lately (Tinplate Version)"

Rich Wiemann posted:

I’m in the process of planning my track layout for a Lionel Standard and Prewar Tinplate O vintage table which will be 5x9. Below is what I have planned currently, 1 STD and 2 O loops. I do have STD and O switches, however that limited my “O” footprint. I thought about moving the O to a trestle loop or figure 8. I wasn’t planning on elaborate scenery, just structures, street lights, signal men and figures. Looking for any other suggestions or inspiration.

Thanks in advance.

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I suggest you create an elevated platform on which you run all your O gauge track.  This will ensure your O gauge trains are not hidden behind the your Standard Gauge trains and help you to create a "forced perspective" on your layout for added realism. 

I also suggest you add two switches to each side of the O gauge figure 8 and connect them with straight track.  This will allow you to reverse the direction of your O gauge trains on the figure 8 creating more variety (fun) in your operations.

Bob Nelson

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