Here’s a new floor layout in honor of the New Year. I wanted something for the grandkids involving the bridge and trains running under it for some fun.  Starting with a figure 8 for the Santa Fe mainline, I then managed two separate double dog bone reversals on either side of the main figure 8 and was able to have all 3 trains going under the bridge area.

It’s got lots of movement and let’s hope the grandkids enjoy it.

Mike

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Mike— enjoyed seeing your floor layout design and operation. Looks like you have several reverse loops with automatic switches for the non-derailing. 

Thanks for posting.

Carl J

Carl

You are correct. Two tracks have double reverse loops via either switches or wyes to allow lots of direction changes. My youngest grandson should love it when he sees it tomorrow. His job is to place the signals and crossing sections where he wants them.  

Lots of fun for him when he’s here.

Mike

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It's only money---but try to waste it wisely 

Mike - not sure about your grandkids, but I enjoyed the floor layout!

Sean

 

TCA 14-6985#

 

Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight.


Lol thanks Sean.

It’s the second configuration since before Christmas and I do enjoy it also

Mike

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It's only money---but try to waste it wisely 

Old newbie: the caboose is ATSF 2224.  I bought it years ago on the bay and it was supposed to be lighted. I ended up building a board to light the interior and the end of train device is a MTH I believe.  It shorted out on me one day so I added a flasher circuit to the light board.

Mike

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It's only money---but try to waste it wisely 

Mike, The grandchildren will love it!  I know I do!  The interlocking rubber mats on the floor look soothing as sitting and crawling on the floor are not my friend.  I did to much of it as a technician for power and telecom companies in my 43 years working.  I'm recuperating from a knee replacement and the other leg has different issues.  A hardwood floor would have looked foul to me.

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