Train shed now in use!

Westcott

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Last summer we had the builders in, making a garage extension at the side of the house.
It must be a garage 'cos it's got a garage door at the front!
However, most of it would be train shed, 4 tracks on a worktop, and shelves above for boxes.
The throat would be through a "train flap" (medium dog flap size), then down a long ramp to join the main circuit.

Well, 2 of the 4 roads are now tested and in use.
Here's the view looking out of the flap -

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And here is the 'removable without too much effort' bridge from house to the top of the approach ramp -

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Steve

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Brilliantly engineered Sir :clap:
 

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Inspirational:clap:.

Once my house extension gets built the OO/HO layout will move indoors and G-Scale will take over the space currently used by the OO/HO layout. Like the idea of the sector plate:thinking:
 

Westcott

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Thanks all!

KentKeith said:
... Like the idea of the sector plate...

Keith, I sort of modelled it on the Train-Li 5-way-Y switch.
Never knew it was called a sector plate.
That's one of the 2 new things I learnt today.

Hamish
 

minimans

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ingenious! I take it thats a piece of flex track that you just lift and reposition? what a great idea, it will be less likley to cause derailments than a switch of that complexity...........
 

Richie

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Great work Hamish do like your bridge going into the garage is it built from plastic ?:clap:
 

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What a cunning plan Hamish, well thought out
 

Westcott

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Minimans, yes, spot on.

Richie, yes, yet another pvc cheapo girder bridge.
The top (and the approach ramp) is 2 pieces of square guttering down pipe.
The rest is a mixture of plasterers' beading and tile edging.