Small HO Switching layout
OK, because I simply don't have enough projects on the go already, I've often thought of putting together a small HO switching layout so I could both display my HO equipment and do some switching. The other thought is taking it to a train show (likely the local show) and allow kids to get some hands on running trains. Train shows are great for looking at the trains running, but the experience would be so much greater for a lot of kids if they could actually run a train themselves. One gentleman set up a small switching layout 2 years ago at the Saskatoon show and my kids (and many others) LOVED it. What better way to get kids to really feel what its like to run a train?
Anyway, ideally, I'd like a single 6' x 2' module that would fit nicely in the back of a truck and wouldn't be too heavy (foam would be the base over a plywood frame). I'm not opposed to two 4' x 2' modules that would join, but I'd prefer the simplicity of one module. I don't want it too complicated, just enough that I'd get enjoyment out of it and kids wouldn't have a lot of trouble figuring it out. If anyone could point me somewhere or show a plan they have come up with or built, that would be fantastic. Look forward to any suggestions.
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