I am thinking of dismantling my layout and restructuring it. My point-to-point is about 60% finished but there are some considerations:
- All the track is not "bullet proof." When I go to repair something, another problem crops up with operating both Code 83 and Code 70.
- On a second look, there is something not quite right with the continuity of buildings in the 23 feet of space I have. It's like the "scenes" don't blend into one another over the distance.
- Given the overall space available, I now realize that some efficiencies would produce more "useable" space while not interfering with the heating system and the laundry area.
- When people come over, they're impressed, but want to see trains run rather than a switcher just going back and forth. A dogbone design might be feasible and would permit "action" for viewers without my having to solo operate just one train.
I'm going to try to salvage as much as possible for re-use. Suggestions? Experiences? Tips? I'm looking to begin next month with a projected "running" date (scenery is always an ongoing project) of early September.
There are two plans of layouts I really like which could easily be combined for some interesting operations including continuous running. What is the best way to lay out the track to ensure there are no "kinks" in the design or track - centerline drawing or full scale paper before cookie cutting?
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