• Pierre,
    Your new fiddle yard looks good. Since you are using Kato Unitrack, how do you handle the tracks if you need to detach each of the 6 modules? I would have the same issue on my segment layout where I have in total 8 modules.

    • Hi Jimmy, I kind of avoid the problem. First, the station is only spread out on 2 modules (160 & 80 cm in length). Separating the turnouts areas would have been nearly impossible.
      For the only separation, I simply don’t use anything. My modules are kept 100% aligned with wood pins. Also, just to be sure, on both sides, I have used a Fleischmann “re-railing” track 22210.

      Have a look at the picture above, “Fiddle yard nearly done”. The separation is just in front of the wooden piece holding the upper level (look for the yellow/black cutter knife).

      • Hi Pierre,
        Thanks for the explanations. I did not consider rerailers in my hidden tracks. Good that you reminded me to add them. And also the use of wood pins (dowels) for alignments. My current design relies on the screws on leg supports to hold 2 end profiles and the legs together. I need to have pins at other spots to ensure tight alignment all the time.

        Thks for the tips again.

        • Dowel, that’s the word I was looking for 😉 Exactly, my first modules were only linked by screws, but that wasn’t enough for perfect alignment. Dowels for alignements, and screws to holds the segment together, that works perfectly now.
          As for the re-railment tracks, put as much as possible! I have put more than 20 of them, after turnouts, after segment changes… This is a tip I got from a friend, and it already has proven valuable.

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