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p51


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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2016, 07:10:42 PM »

As much as I love On30, maybe your available space for a layout might be better served by a smaller scale? Just sayin'...
I actually like the micromark track and specifically the price.
Well, the Micro-Engineering stuff looks good, it's amazingly fragile. I had two turnouts break at the switch points (of course after the track was all soldered together) and a third had the rails pop right off the 'ties' coming out of the package. I salvaged that one with some HO spikes and some ACC glue, but I shouldn't have had to.

Frankly, if I had to do it over, I'd have used Peco track. It's much sturdier.
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2016, 07:17:43 PM »


An other option is to use this.
http://www.tamvalleydepot.com/products/trainshuttle.html
It's fully DCC

Ton


I've never heard of that system, but it looks ideal for this setup considering it would eliminate hiding E-Z track and extra wires.  It's also rather inexpensive for a DCC controller.  Looks like the only other hardware the OP needs is two pieces of flex track, 4 feeder joiners, and a razor saw.
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2016, 07:21:50 AM »


An other option is to use this.
http://www.tamvalleydepot.com/products/trainshuttle.html
It's fully DCC

Ton


I've never heard of that system, but it looks ideal for this setup considering it would eliminate hiding E-Z track and extra wires.  It's also rather inexpensive for a DCC controller.  Looks like the only other hardware the OP needs is two pieces of flex track, 4 feeder joiners, and a razor saw.
I bought it a year ago and it works fine.
You can also make a stop in the middle for a station.

ton

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Biglars

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2016, 06:11:31 PM »

This little ON30 mine layout might be of interest to you. It is 20" by 40"

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42723
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2016, 06:15:49 PM »

This thread also started out as a small shelf idea.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=25014
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