Interesting question earlier re. stations on curves. The plans I'm looking
at (of the real thing) generally have straight platforms on mainlines but
lots of curves on branches. Curves on mainline models makes life easier, I
guess, in that the station can be a good scale length without requiring one
to knock through into next door to bring the track round in a loop...
The only problem is, most of the mainline plans I've seen seem to have at
least one crossover or slip within the platform area. Am I wrong here? So
what do you do - use 3rd radius and hang the consequences? Scratchbuild?
How easy is that? Or do you just place the pointwork outside the station?
My overall baseboard working area is 2.5m x 2.8m, with the potential to add
a maximum of 0.5m behind the backscene on one 2.5m side and 0.8m x 1.8m in
a bay set back from the adjacent side for sidings and such. This should be
Plenty Big Enough, but I'm struggling to plan in a platform which can take
a full 8-coach express convincingly. I can't use the 2.8m side for this
for various reasons.
18 years ago