Saturday ponderings.......

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As the title really......
Having a mountain of track my thoughts today have turned to changes for my railway......

Having never been totally happy with this point (causing a few derailments) 390607E4-663F-4160-B584-0F00EFF932EF.jpeg
 

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This point lead into the little used siding area 18C69E35-8A2F-4721-A186-C18DE9306363.jpeg
 

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So a few pieces laid about to see what I fancied...... 51D2D10D-8BF6-4F32-992C-32DC8D211327.jpeg
 

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So now the main line can still run next to the mountain and a little shunted can go roundy round
 

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And a siding at the bottom to wherever trackage allows 433EF99D-E70B-4DBB-9B4B-AE8C417E3003.jpeg
 

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So if it thaws out tomorrow I might make a start lifting the track
 

Chris Vernell

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So a few pieces laid about to see what I fancied...... View attachment 278604
Were I doing it, I'd try to avoid that S curve at the top end of the photo, especially at it looks to have an R1 as part of it.
But playing with track layouts with real track pieces is fun, isn't it? ;)
 

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Were I doing it, I'd try to avoid that S curve at the top end of the photo, especially at it looks to have an R1 as part of it.
But playing with track layouts with real track pieces is fun, isn't it? ;)
Were I doing it, I'd try to avoid that S curve at the top end of the photo, especially at it looks to have an R1 as part of it.
But playing with track layouts with real track pieces is fun, isn't it? ;)
I had thought that too I’ll see how it goes.... it’s an r2 into an r3 but might keep the straight a little longer and cut and use 1/2 an r3.......
 

Gavin Sowry

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Just picked up on this thread. Looked at photo 1, and straight away saw the derailment problem. That joint at the end of the point where it joins the main line going off to the right, is your problem.... it is not lining up properly.