I'm putting together a test / programming track. I want to use this also
for checking coupler settings and general testing of kits when I build
The board is 1600 mm by 200 mm. I know I can get 2 tracks side by side,
but can I get 3 tracks? I'm using Peco code 83 track and No 6 turnouts.
I'd like to incorporate a crossover (relatively easy to do) but also a
single short siding (spur I believe it's called in America). The
crossover would be a 'trailing' point and the entrance to the siding
would be reached by backing over the crossing and then pulling forward
to the siding.
Anyone got any suggestions as to the type of industry that would use
such a siding? Am I correct that most railroad use right hand running
where there are twin tracks if at all possible (I know there's always
I'd like to use this test track to make sure that my modelling
techniques are up to standard and I thought I could also use it for fun
when it's too cold (or too hot) to go into the loft where my main layout
is being built. It could also be incorporated into my main layout at a
Your help will be appreciated.
- posted 16 years ago