Yep, I have three 9" Straight Terminal Rerailers (two in use and one spare)
Over the past few years my six-year-old has acquired:
- Bachmann large scale locomotive with a tender and two passenger cars
- Bachmann large scale trolley
- 1950 Lionel O-gauge 4-6-4 Hudson and a few freight cars
- Lionel O-gauge Polar Express set
- Bachmann HO Digital Commander set (two DCC locomotives and rolling stock with additional used rolling stock
- Bachmann Thomas set (non DCC)
I currently have the large and HO scale sets arranged in concentric loops (my son likes to see all of them going at once). If you can visualize:
- Large scale locomotive on a 7’ x 6’ loop, soon to become 7’ x 7’
- Large scale trolley on a 6’ x 5’ loop within that, soon to become
- HO locomotives on a loop within the aforementioned 6’ x 5’ loop with a passing loop and two switches
- Thomas on a 47” x 38” oval, the smallest I can run
All of this is on an 8’ x 8’ table. Yes, I know this is too deep but I can currently reach all four sides. I don’t see it ever being shallower than 5.5 feet with the large scale. Obviously, this mix of scales = a scaling no go, so my ultimate plan is to run the large scale and HO scale sets on different levels and somehow sandwich the two O sets in between.
My current HO rolling stock derails on my Bachmann E-Z track switches (not sure why) and I have enough spare track to run a separate circuit, hence my desire to run the DCC locos separately.
Bachmann has a 9" Straight Terminal Rerailer with Wire for the ns E Z track systems.