Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to stop by. Todays update is part 5 in the railway project. Please find the other parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.
With the majority of the scenery done, it's about time we got some track ready. We are using Peco flexi track for everything but the points. All of the joints will be soldered, as you can see above.
What you end up with is some pretty long sections of track that somehow you need to shape.
Fortunately, flexi track is flexible. So with a little bit of bending, you can get the curve radius that you need. Hornby curves come in certain set degrees so flexi track gives you the option to make your own curves.
And then you can repeat that on the other side as well. You do need to make sure that the track doesn't end up uneven and there are track set guides but we just use a spare carriage to check its all smooth.
Here is the first run of track in place on the layout.
Fast forward a little and the outer loop is complete. The double track at the front is for the main station.
The inner loop is somewhat more complex. We added in some sidings to this loop to make things more interesting and to provide something else to draw the eye to the back of the layout.
Thanks again for reading/viewing this update. There is more to follow.