John could have done with a model railway track planner. I think we all could when we start out.
Can anyone help? Please leave a comment below
I am an avid reader of your emails and all the layouts you’ve shown have given me the itch to go back into model railways.
I have joined a club and at the moment building a layout in stages for the clubs show, but have run into a problem.
I am using boards of 4ft x 3ft wide boards and think I have gone and got over enthusiastic by having a ten lane track. This wasn’t a problem until I got to the end board and had to take all the tracks round a left hand radius onto the next board which left the inner tracks in a to tight curve.
I had to start again and took the inner 4 tracks up over the other six tracks, thus coming out of the curve directly over the other six tracks. This is my problem, because I made a tunnel at both the beginning and the end of the tunnel and find:-
1. It difficult to join up the fish plates at the tunnel entrance.
2. Had to bring the 4 tracks back to the inside again which I did by a bridge which has to come off to fit the fish plates at the tunnel under the bridge which is over the six lines of track. I have to do this every I want to move the layout which looks a bit of a messy.
Please have you or any of your readers any tips on how to get over this.
I have enclosed a couple photos
It has been a while since I submitted anything to you. I thought I would submit this as a window into progres on my Farland Howe layout.
Big thanks to Rob and John for getting in touch.
That’s all for this missive.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get going on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.