0-72 Minimum curve layout ideas for a smaller space

Ken-Oscale posted:

Curving the coach yard tracks adds room for one more car: 11 coaches.

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The variations are definitely something to think about. I think I might stick with the original plan because the 45 degree crossing makes it a bit more interesting imho (not that the variations are boring at all). 

As others have said, you are really good at track plans. If it's alright with you, I would love to refer anyone who has track plan questions to you. Every once in a while we get people who come into the shop looking for FasTrack, but have no clear track plan. 

After a bit of optimizing to reduce the number of sections, and with no flex-track and no custom-cut sections, here is the list of track needed:

  • 6011, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Curve radius 40 1/2" (O-81), angle 22.5º              20
  • 6012, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Curve radius 40 1/2" (O-81), angle 7.5º                  4
  • 6013, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Curve radius 45" (O-90), angle 22.5º                      4
  • 6062, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Curve radius 36" (O-72), angle 22.5º                     17
  • 6064, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Curve radius 31 1/2" (O-63), angle 22.5º                 3

 

  • 6015, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Straight 1 1/4".                                                        14
  • 6050, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Straight 10".                                                             22
  • 6051, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Straight 4 1/2".                                                        13
  • 6052, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Straight 1 3/4".                                                           8
  • 6053, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Straight 5 1/2".                                                           7
  • 6058, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Straight 40".                                                                2

    6081, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Crossing 45º                                                                 1
  • 6024, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Left turnout 20".#5                                                   2
  • 6025, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Right turnout 20".#5                                                 2
  • 6072, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Left turnout 14 1/2". O-72                                         5
  • 6073, 0 Atlas 3-Rail Nickel Silver Track, Right turnout 14 1/2". O-72                                       1

I increased the size of the connections between sections (circles) for visibility:

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Thanks for your kind comments!   Yes, you can refer folks looking for a track plan to me.   I like to take on challenges that are new or interesting in some way, but I also enjoy adapting existing designs.    --Ken

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