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 Posted: Thu Mar 11th, 2010 12:11 am
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Joined: Fri Sep 14th, 2007
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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"By lowering the grade a bit, with Mopman's advice, I will be able to build the switchback that I wanted to begin with-there's enough room for 2 plus cars at the mine and clear the switch! The switchback will be just to the left of the roll of solder and rise up to maybe 3 or 4 inches."

Hey Woodie

It's amazing what even a small change in elevation will do to a micro/mini layout. On my layout, the change is only about 8 O scale feet (2") and yet I think the effect is huge. The grade is on the continuous run, going up in the front and mostly obscured by view blocks as it goes down in the back.

In a 2' x 4' space you'll be able to be really creative with what you want to have out front and what you want to have behind scenery or buildings. To me, 2' x 4' is big!

By the way, thanks for the link to Herb's hand laid switches. Looks like a great system.




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