8) 260x115cm. C-track (2003)
For yet another Spanish Märklinist. Although with a rather constricted space available, it is here shown how to
cram a lot of tracks into a small area, without making it look over-saturated. To do that, the tracks begin at 80cm from the
ground, and raises up to 115cm height, using a giant helix as a connecting backbone. The shaddow-station and the oval in the
middle will handle trains of up to 2 meters length, but the inclination of the final part of the helix, up to the main station,
is for shorter trains. The return-loop within the oval turns the trains down to the shaddow-station again.
This way you can enjoy longer trains, without the restriction of having them to arrive at the smaller rural
Although the terminus station is not among my favorite themes, it here allows for a longer yard, as you dont need to
make the curve and trackwork in both ends of the station. The oval with the return-loop makes up for all the work the operator
would otherwise have, keeping the trains running with only a terminus station.
28/3-2004: Photos from the actual construction added to the page.