What follows are ALL @Ken-Oscale designs. Since 2017 I have built the same Ken-Oscale layout for Christmas. It was built using 036 curve track and had a toy train look and feel. The purpose of the modified design was to as Ken would say, save some "Coin", by using track I already had. The great thing about the layout was it was easily adjustable to whatever space was available. (Picture 1). I am a loop runner and scenery is not a major concern. Presently I have one engine that requires 054. Everything else I own runs on o31 or o36.
What follows are 3 variations by Ken-Oscale of the same basic layout . My new permanent basement layout will be built with @Mianne Benchwork, and will probably be my last major layout . At 71 crawling around is no longer easy! Any suggestions would be appreciated. I run Legacy and conventional. I will pre-wire for DCS also. I will be posting this to the electrical forum later on for wiring questions. My minimum curve radius is 060. I will build in stages starting with the inner dog bone loop adding other loops as funding allows. (Pictures 2, 3, & 4).
I plan to start the benchwork in January and finish the dogbone section by tje end of February. Hopefully I can add one additional loop per month with a June finish date.
My question is, which of the 22' Ken-Oscale layouts would you build and why?
Where would you put LCS sensor tracks? I know nothing about LCS at this point. Thanks, Dennis32