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

Rich Wiemann posted:

Bob thanks for your insights. I will definitely plan on adding the switches to the figure eight. I had thought about making an elevated trestle line but not a full platform...interesting. That would allow for adding STD switches and a side line. Feedback on if the platform should be open for line of sight to the back side? I was thinking of placing a Lionel 101/102 bridge and ramp there opposite the Hells gate. Or cover the gap as a mountain side with portals for the standard to cross over?

Rich, 

For O gauge switches, I found Merkur to be the smoothest running for tinplate. Here's a discussion on them: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...kur-trains-and-track

For STD gauge switches, Ross seems to be the winner. That is what the SGMA uses. I have seen them in operation at Train Fest and plan on using them on my upcoming layout.

George

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