Now with trains!
Quick update (with a video) of my fiddle yard: I’m happy it turned out great!
I have been working on the fiddle yard for a while now, and I have finally been able to run trains. I am very satisfied with the result.
I have had to make some arrangements (so that I can split the modules in 2, as explained here). So here is the final track plan:
Fiddle Yard plan (final)
The Kato points are excellent, I have had 0 derailments despite many tests. This may sound obvious, but I have a history of poor track arrangements! This is also an occasion to finally put TrainController Gold v8.0 to use. My trains are handled automatically (or 1/2 automatically) by the software. For now for example, I can ask those things to the computer:
Of course, I still need to finish the upper level. That means reusing my upper level station (divided in 3parts), and put it on top of this hidden station. As you can see, module 1/3 is already there. There are hinges so I can lift it easily, in case a train derails or stays blocked in the fiddle yard. I will use the same principle for the other 2 upper level pieces.
Here are a few pictures, and of course a video of my first tests:
Fiddle yard 1/2 done. The upper level is visible and lifted at the back.
Fiddle yard nearly done
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