I got this in, from Tom, on how to plan your railroad layout.
It’s a great tip and I thought I’d repost it because I know a lot of folk don’t want to design their layout on a computer.
Apologies to those who have seen it before…
“When planning the track layout for my railroad i made photocopies of a section of straight track and downloaded templates of the proper sized turnouts.
i then made made several copies of all this and had full size templates i could trim to size and even curve with just a few snips on the edges of straight pieces.
since my layout is only 24″ X80″ i taped together poster board to represent the full size of the layout and with my track templates was able to make sure my plan would work before i started spending money on track pieces.”
Thanks Tom, that’s a cracker!
I find the layout programs take a while to grasp, but once you have the hang of them, they are very good. Sharp learning curve though. I love this simplicity of this idea – anyone can download the track images and print them out – then you are up and running. What’s more, you’ll see exactly how your track will look too.
And if you’re after more tips like this, you know where to find ’em.
Don’t forget the ebay cheat sheet. Things really starting to hot up there.
That’s all this time folks! Please do keep ’em coming.