5) 500x500cm. C-track. (2003)
This is a biggie. A real pearl. Mighty proud of this one I am!
214m of track with 3 shadow-stations at 70,90 and 110cm height. The room has a roof inclination, and the shadow-stations
are placed under the lowest part. Along the total length of the shadow-stations there is a corridor (45cm wide) to ease the
access. That way this low section is used optimally, without disturbing the landscape part of the layout.
On the other side of the hidden corridor, are the ramps going up and down between the different levels. (There are 3
main levels of track/landscape; Station at 80cm, paradestrecke at 90 and branchline at 105cm)
The style of the layout is crushed oval/dogbone. -The same style I always use for my own private layouts.
Apart from the low part under the roof, the design also takes into account some accesspoints and a staircase. (Not marked
on the plan).
The paradestrecke is drawn here using K-tracks, but I think Märklin is just about to introduce a flex-track in C! (If
Roco can, then why shouldnt M...? ;-)
The generous owner of this layout is going to build it "to the letter"!
28/3-2004: Photos from the actual construction has been added to this page.