The station throat for my new terminus required a curved scissors crossover, and as I am no expert in CAD I laid in the design by hand using long lengths of code 83 rail, suitably eased into place to join the station platforms (3 & 4 in this case) with the Southbound line to London and the Northbound line to Glasgow. The extreme difficulty was in marking the plan onto paper so I could then start to lay in sleeper and individual rail positions, with the most difficult part being the crossing noses. The crossings vary from #7 to # 10, and you may just about be able to see that the diamond is switched (no check rails at the obtuse crossing, just blades). The result is the assembled junction. Next comes installation, motorizing, and wiring, followed by painting.
Edited by jf2682, 07 April 2018 - 18:48 .