View single post by Almostretired
 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2022 12:31 am
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Joined: Thu Feb 6th, 2020
Location: Illinois USA
Posts: 44

I am in the track planning stage, I have 3/4 of a 8' by 15' room available.

I am leaning towards a simple U-shape.  Not my theme, 
but I like some of the aspects of the U-shaped track plans posted by Thundermesa Studio.  

Mainly because the plans look like they would fit my room. 
The plans call for 2-3 foot wide sections, at the most.

However, some plans show tunnels on the perimeter, 
some of them lengthy. 

I plan on L-girder construction, 
with tracks on risers and plywood strips, and an average height of 4 feet or more.

If I plan accordingly, the long tunnel could be at the lowest track elevation.  
In my imagination, I could crawl under there to re-cover a derailing.  
I hasten to add that I have an active imagination. 

So, does anyone successfully access a tunnel from under the layout ? 
Or does everyone use lift-offs ?

Mark from Illinois
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