What's the best method of connecting tracks between removable
sections? I'd thought about bending the track connectors so that the
top part was bent up. This would make it a U-shaped connector, so that
the track can lift up, but not move from side to side. Or is there a
better method. I'd hate to try to reinvent the wheel....
Feel free to invent a better wheel! :-)
I use 120mm long removable straight sections of (ballasted) track across
each join, with the sleeper fixings cut back so that the fishplates can
slide fully onto the removable section. I taper the trackbed down by about
1mm so that a fraction of vertical misalignment can be catered for without
breaking the bridging track.
I have three categories of exception, but using the same concept:
- location specific bridging pieces where the join is on a curve.
- Atlas rerailer sections as bridging pieces in my hidden staging yard.
- Fleischmann extendable track sections (80-120mm) for my modular
baseboards for occassions where others might have elastic tape measures.
Your basic idea is good but I'd tend to mill out some little U shaped pieces
to sue as joints in the case of lift out sections and so forth. You also
don't want to trust the connection at the rail for power but rather setup a
connector on one side that you plug into when the lift comes down.
For removable track sections between modules, the usual method is to just
leave a soldered on railjoiners on the module track and slide in the section
before clamping the modules solidly together.
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