@Rusty Traque posted:
If you can, I would suggest 36"R minimum. There were some things that I couldn't run with 33"R.
My current minimum radius is zero. I'm between layouts right now because I moved.
However, the Great Plywood Glacier was more or less 12'x18'.
It came tumbling down in March of this year .
30 years a WIP, 3 days to destroy.
I know the feeling. I spent 2 years on my O-scale layout - it was around the walls in a MASSIVE basement - my wife lost her job - and we flipped that house. I was more than half done at that point. It was an L-girder monster - and no way I could save it. I will want this next layout to be modular so I can move it - if I ever have to again - and also so I can move and tweak it if I want.
Thank you for the tips on the 36" radius. That's good to know. Eventually, I'll be wanting that RR Berk way down the line - if one ever comes available - which I'm sure I will need that radius to operate. To start, I'll track down a Northern (or 2).
I bet those 3ft tables were a bear to reach across. I learned that lesson in round one. Also learned I need to get it all up much higher. Round 1 was 42" high. This time will be higher - like 52".