I have a two year old who loves trains.
So, for Christmas, I was thinking of building a layout in his room - around the wall about a foot below the ceiling. I'm looking at O gauge.
Here's a couple of questions I have...
I see there is "O" and "O27". What is a realistic turn radius for the corners? I don't want it so tight that the train has to crawl along, but I don't want it so open that it sticks a ways out from the wall. The room is about 12' long and 10' wide. On one short wall are two adjoining closets. I even thought of running the train thru the wall, into a closet and back out for a tunnel.
Next question is this - my son was born in 2002 - is there such a thing is a "2002 model" engine? What I mean is a steam engine produced in 2002. I'd like to start with that and a couple of cars then add a car at each Christmas.
I guess with this type of layout there's not alot of room for creativity, I was planning on building a shelf out of plyood one 1x6. If anyone has photos or suggestions, that would be great.