Hi, I am looking for plans plus hints and tips on how to build a sector plate. I would like some advice on whay materials to use for it's construction. Or any references to published articles in magazines would help.
John, thanks for that but Tim uses a cassette storage system on his layout (as I was operating that layout the other week) and although good it won't be suitable for the length of trains I will be running which are about 10 feet long.
Thanks for the link. Does anyone have a source for aluminium angle bar as shown towards the bottom of the page? I'm interested in using some at the end of my fiddle yard as I've been told its alot easier to work with than my original plan which was to build cassetts with track laid on the bottom.
Hi yes I am looking for a pivoted type. The angles aluminium used on Tims layout was bought from B&Q. One thing to note is we encountered a couple of problems, one was when using DCC you got one heck of a belt from the live metal so it needed to be insulated, and placing stock like DR Dosto's on them is awkward as you can't get your fingers down the sides to place the bogies on the track.
Hi the cassette system is going to be way too expensive, each train would need a cassette that would cost around £100 and that multiplied by the number of trains my wife would want 2 weeks in the Carribean for that amount of money.
If money is no object, go for a Ro-Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off) solution, and then you have everything on display and can run them when you want. Something I have been considering, but it's not the cheapest solution.
I do like the idea of the RoRo and they go to 18 feet
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