Having spent most of my modelling time over the last four years helping to build Ramchester and stock to run on it I have now become thoroughly 0 gauged so I thought I would see what I could fit into my back bedroom/railway room. Using PECO points the answer is "not a lot!" but basing it on the geometry of the Marcway range I was able to come up with this:-
The plan hinges on the use of a curved tandem point at the station throat. The 2010 list I have gives the radii as 9'/6'/5' but on checking their website I see that has been replaced by one with radii of 12'/8'/5' 6" which should still work with a bit of tweaking. Minimum radius is 5'. Three main possible problems with this plan are having to couple and uncouple on a curve, having a duck-under (which might present difficulties for some of my more elderly friends) and shuffling stock on the low-level fiddleyard might be a bit, um, fiddly (sorry about that!). On the other hand the platforms will take five coach trains (the same as we run on Ramchester) and there is a reasonable amount of operating potential. Unfortunately, when I consider the price using ready-made track and the cost of all the locos I'd need to run on it I may have to scale back my ambitions! Anyway it shows what could be built in 0 gauge in about half the space Ramchester is built in.
Edited by HSB, 26 June 2017 - 21:55 .