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Hi all,

 

I've been mulling over a possible track plan for my new OO gauge layout for a while now, and have a particular problem I need to solve.

 

The plan will see a branch line wend its way around 3 or 4 sides of a loft space, with a different scene on each side. I'm keen for the trains to go "off scene" when travelling between stations / scenes, so came up with the idea of looping the track round and back on itself like this:

 

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My question is, does a right angle crossing exist that I can use where the tracks meet? The loop will be hidden under scenery, so I'm happy to use old track, new or something unconventional - it doesn't matter how untidy it is as long as it will be reliable.

 

The only crossings I can find have too shallow a crossing angle and would make the idea unfeasible. I have read on another forum that Wrenn used to make such a crossing, but haven't been able to find out any more. If I could get hold of two or three of them second-hand, that would be great.

 

Any ideas / suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance,

Mike

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And Peco do one in Code 83 also, which might be the easiest to get hold of - I would think Shinohara/Walthers also would do them in code 70, 83 and 100... :)

 

Thanks Glorious NSE - I'll take a look at the Peco one too. I've found the Atlas one on sale in the UK, so not too hard to find...once you know what you're looking for!

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Yes but looking at his plan he'd have to re-gauge his trains half way round. :D

 

Now you're just being silly! :jester:

 

I've had a look at the Atlas and Peco products and it looks like the Atlas is the one to go for - it's cheaper, and is the same code, meaning it should be easier to integrate into the plan.

 

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions - serious and otherwise! Hopefully very soon, I'll be able to start building instead of planning! :locomotive:

 

Mike

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