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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / G guage cutting on: January 22, 2019, 02:47:12 PM
I need 6" straight track to fit my new layout. Can I cut G gauge, hollow tin (not brass) track. If I can, how do I put on the track connectors and where do I get the plastic track pins? Thanks. Jim D.
2  Discussion Boards / Large / How to handle a loop back? on: January 30, 2013, 11:46:15 AM
I'm new to RR'ing and am planning a G scale layout in my basement to be a shelf mount next to the ceiling. The room is 42" x 12'. One of the 42' walls is not where I want a train track so I'm thinking about using the same track on the other 42' wall for running the train in both directions. That means I need some type of switch to make a loop back. Are there automatic switches to do this or any other type of switch that you would recommend? Thanks, Jim
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Beginner needs help on: January 21, 2013, 07:35:18 AM
I'm getting really good information that is helping me a lot. Thanks everyone. I can see its easy to make new RR friends.
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Beginner needs help on: January 20, 2013, 11:52:33 AM
I have spent many hours on the Internet reading blogs and I have enough information to now be thoroughly confused.  Iím new to railroading and want to set up a G train & track in my basement. I plan to put a 6Ē shelf close to the ceiling and it will only be a simple loop with no intersections.  From my reading I understand that I must use at least a 4íRadius corner to handle diesels locomotives and look realistic. My room is 42í x 12í and I plan two 4íR corners  on the one end, and the other end will be a 6íR Ĺ circle.
My questions:
1. Is my understanding so far correct? Is a 6Ē shelf the minimum size I can put up?
2. Since its indoors, should I use steel or brass. Brass is much cheaper but I heard it requires a lot of cleaning? What do you suggest for indoors?
3. I donít want to get into bending flex track, so can I buy 4íR & 6íRadius corners pre made in both brass and steel?
Any other suggestions to this new railroad modeler will be greatly appreciated.
Jim
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