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 Posted: Mon Jul 6th, 2015 12:11 am
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Robert Comerford

 

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Well done Bob !!!

Even without some ballasting the layout already looks much better. There is no getting away from the fact that a centre third rail is not present on the majority of railways we model. It is a toy market hangover from having to cater for uninsulated wheels of clockwork and live steam items on an electrified track more than century ago.

What you are doing is leading the way in the USA in removing such an anachronism at little expense or disruption. Hopefully you will inspire others. I have seen a few layouts in real life, in books and displayed on the web that were well made scenically with fine rolling stock but totally spoiled by the presence of the 3rd rail.

I seriously considered this option about 10 years ago. I would have saved a lot of money. :>(

Regards
Bob Comerford

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