Building the basics in the attached drawing. I have been dabbling for a year using fast track and I am now going to build a permanent layout.
current plan -
z4000 transformer 1 handle for each loop
TIU and Lionel command
AIU and separate power for switches and accessories. (Power suggestion?)
8-10 power blocks for the 200’ loop (does this sound right?)
gargraves track with powered Ross switches.
what roadbed??? Was going to go with flexxbed but they are not filling orders.. what to use?
anything else I should keep in mind for build? Most the long track will be on wall shelf. Any suggestions on keeping noise low?