Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

About this blog

This blog is about my current model railroad layout project; The N scale "Summit" layout, which is a freelanced interpretation of the Southern Pacific Tehachapi tunnels and their surroundings. Or at least, that is what it is meant to be. What it will turn out to be is another matter. The banner photo above shows what I want to recreate in N scale.

Hidden Turnouts

Layout planningPosted by lennart Tue, March 25, 2008 01:26:05

Disregarding the fact that the "cupboard" is very small, which severely limits my track plan options, the one big issue about my current track plan are the tight curves leading in and out of staging. I need something close to 20 cm (less than 8") radius curves and turnouts more or less at the same spot.

But I think I have found the solution: Mini-Trix R1/R2 curved turnouts. Very unrealistic, but as said before, they will not be visible and ought to do the trick.

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Since these turnouts, and the tight curves, are crucial to the whole track plan I have ordered 2 left-hand and 2 right-hand turnouts. Just to get them early and avoid any late surprises.

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