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Best Way to Increase Size of Layout

William writes:

I currently have a small N scale layout of 2 feet by 3 feet. What would be the easiest way to expand onto another larger board? I was thinking of maybe building a flyway on trestles onto the new board. Might something like this work?”

One Response to Best Way to Increase Size of Layout

  • Dale Arendssays:

    I don’t think there really is a “best” way. A lot depends on if the 2 segments will be permanently secured together or if they are easily separable. If permanently secured together, you can probably just lay track across the transition point, either on the surface or on risers depending on the track plan.

    If, however, they are to be separate modules you will need to be extremely careful to have the tracks line up on either side of the separation. In this case, durability suggests that raised track might be too fragile a method. A typical method is to have the track stop short of the separation point and have a small length of track as a “jumper” between them.

    In either case, watch that the surface is absolutely level across the separation point or the track won’t lay flat.

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