Dave cut a 4x8 in half and now have a 8x16 with a 4x8 hole inside. Give me some ideas. I have a left handed o48 and 2 right o36s that I want to incorporate.
Robert, I want to make sure I understand. From what you just said and what I've gathered from past discussions. you have the following:
- 1 LT O72 switch
- 1 RT O72 switch
- 1 LT O48 switch
- 2 RT O36 switches
- various other straights and curves???
I believe you also said at some point that you don't want to buy any more switches. Is that all correct?
If so, here's what I see you working with as far as switches go.
2 right o72
1 left o48
2 right o36
I can buy more tracks.
Sorry, but given the limited number of switches and O72 ovals, I'm not coming up with much. There aren't enough switches to make a double crossover, so that means that once you go from one oval to the other you can't go back without backing up or at least reversing the engine. It's the same with only 1 reversing loop. If you're running diesels that's not so bad, but steamers will be more difficult.
might grab 2 left o72 and 1 more left o48. There on sale at the place I get them. Was going to make the o48 elevated after the switch from the center circle.
Okay, Robert, here's a clean version of you buy the 2 O72s and 1 O48 switches. I noticed you didn't include the O36 switches.
As I'm sure you'll notice, I moved the crossovers to the corners on the curves. This will let you run faster speeds and transition through the crossovers without any hint of "S" curves between the switches. You still have the problem of only 1 reversing loop, but at least you'll be able to transition back and forth between mainlines.
I removed o36s but ill just toss them in for a yard since their manuals. Good idea on the corners for o72s.
I think this should work and I think you'll be proud.
That's a good way to use what you have and looks like it will work. I'd probably change the 1 3/8, O48 7.5, 1 3/8 and 10 segment following the O48 switch to a 1 3/8, O48 7.5, 1 3/8, 4.5 and 5 for a little better fitment. Of course, there might be enough give for either combination to work.
If I added 1/2" of that foam over my table would knock down the noise of track.
I believe most say the rigid foam doesn’t do much if anything about track noise, it’s mostly for landscaping. Some use carpet padding, others use ceiling tile, carpet, etc. The foam added to the noise level with my RealTrax.
Im waiting for the track in the mail and will send a few when it gets here. Should I grab some of the woodland scenics roll out mat?
I have no experience wit anything but the foam that I used on my Christmas layouts. I intend to switch to GarGraves or Atlas this summer, assuming something doesn’t set me back again.
Worked!! Still got to clean it up but looks pretty good.
Moving right along. 😀