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Serenity:
Can you do a turnaround on that?  How many cars?

We're trying to work out what we'll do for our setup in the back yard, and everything we've been reading has been saying a MUCH wider area is needed.  A friend of ours wasn't sure how wide hers was (without going home and measuring).  Just estimating, I'd say it was 8 feet wide, but she said she could only get a few cars (say 3) to work on that tight a turn.

Richard:

--- Quote from: Serenity on December 11, 2005, 02:39:33 ---Can you do a turnaround on that?  How many cars?

We're trying to work out what we'll do for our setup in the back yard, and everything we've been reading has been saying a MUCH wider area is needed.  A friend of ours wasn't sure how wide hers was (without going home and measuring).  Just estimating, I'd say it was 8 feet wide, but she said she could only get a few cars (say 3) to work on that tight a turn.

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Hello, Serenity ...

If you're outdoors and you're setting up a garden railroad, then you definitely want to use the largest radius curves available. It will not only look more realistic, but you will also be able to run almost any G-Scale train on your track.

However indoors, a 6'x18' foot layout offers lots of possibilities. Especially if you limit your rolling stock to the older style two axle European and American trains such as Playmobil's 4122 pictured below.




Here are some G-Scale track layout examples of what will fit on an indoor 6' x 18' table. And, if you have multi-levels with mountains and bridges, an even more extensive layout can be created.

 


Even though Playmobil electric trains have been discontinued, they can still be a lot of fun. Especially since LGB accessories present almost unlimited options.

All the best,
Richard

Psyche:

--- Quote from: Tiermann on December 11, 2005, 00:29:40 ---
Perhaps a friendly mod could move my train show thread to this forum?

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Your wish is my command. :)

I think this is a great idea for a board and am happy to see so many train enthusiasts here. I've only been able to create one layout and that was with my circus train (my 1st train :love: ) and I was lucky to find some assessories in the same scale: a Swiss Gondola ride and a ferris wheel (but it needs a bit of work) and a fun circus tent that is just right for the older red circus. I want to add more train cars but have only recently gotten an engine with enough power to handle the bigger load (I hope.) 

Do you guys know which engine has the most pulling capacity?

Sylvia:
Hope you don't mind me splitting these posts from the original topic they were in, Richard. ;)

I felt this info and the wonderful pics you have provided warranted a separate title. 8-)

The only train layout I was ever able to make was using 1*2*3 engines and railroad pieces. I have no regular scale Playmobil train parts and am unlikely to buy any as I'm trying to cut back on the collecting side, but I have loads of 1*2*3 train stuff that I bought when my twins were little. I'm not sure if I took any photos of it before I packed it away in the loft, but if I find any I'll post them in this board. :)

Sir Gareth:
Wow that's a huge table, it's nearly the size of the average garage here in the UK.

 I have almost got everything that I need to complete my future layout, I'm just short of a MISB 4121 cattle car. The layout I would like to do is going to be a lot smaller than any of the track layouts posted, it will be based on a simple oval of track around my western town. I would like to reproduce as near as possible some of the images that you can find on playmo boxes, space will be the deciding factor, I'll post a box side so you can get an idea of what I want to do.

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