I was originally going to have one large peninsula in the middle instead of two smaller ones. I was worried about not being able to reach things though. What do guys typically do on larger areas of real estate like that? I really like your layout ideas though, I would much prefer something along those lines. It adds lots of interest, but still leaves room for accessories. I don’t have that many switches at the moment though, and that plan has lots of them...lol. Here is a pic of what I currently have:
7 o27 switches, 4 o31 switches and one crossover that I believe is for o31. I have tons of track, but definite have twice as much o27 as I do o31.
Thank you for that plan. I made the aisle 3’ from the wall so I wouldn’t bump my head on the ceiling. After seeing JD2035 larger peninsula idea, I’m leaning more towards that. How large should I go? I can fit a full 8’ in there and still have a 2’ aisle on the door side and window side.
Yes, all those things sound great. Would the crossover require one train to wait while one passed? My engines aren’t the most reliable, I wouldn’t trust them to start back up again after a mementary stop. What is a o27/o31 transition? Is this a piece I would need to fabricate?
Thank you for all the ideas and help. I got a big box from woodlandscenics today. I’ve also been busy on eBay replacing all the accessories we had to sell a few years back. Still breaks my heart to this day. So far I have scored a Lionel 24” metal bridge, gateman, and switch tower.
What is everyone’s thoughts on the Midwest cork roadbed?