I have been planning a layout for an 11ftx11ft area and to save space
was going to have the fiddle area at at lower level under the layout
but was facing the problem of having a 22in radius curve into and out
of the fiddle area and having sufficient length of sidings allowing for
the pointwork. I wanted to get 4 or more sidings.
Instead of through lines, if a number of sidings fed into a turntable I
could run the loco off onto the table then take it out at right angles
to the sidings doing away with one curve and one set of points.
Just wondered if anybody else had done this. I suppose some sort of
traverser would save even more space but would be more complicated to
make. I assume nothing exists ready made.
17 years ago