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Starting a micro layout some technical questions (dodgy pictures added)

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Hi I'm back with a question!

 

Why does this guy use two curved turnouts instead of trying to find a space on the straights to put in a PX280 double crossover? this seems like a waste of money and unrealistic?

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Nornicle said:

Why does this guy use two curved turnouts instead of trying to find a space on the straights to put in a PX280 double crossover? this seems like a waste of money and unrealistic?

A ) It looks cool.

B ) Saves space as the turnouts are on the curves, allowing for example longer platforms at a station while still having the crossovers right at the enterance of a station.

C ) Single long crossovers are the preferred method for high speed lines for the prototype. Actually this is more realistic than adding a random double crossover on the opposite side of the layout right in the middle of an open stretch of track.

 

ps: The Tomix curved turnouts were specifically designed to create a crossover between a 280 and an 317 mm double track oval. The possiblity of using them on a single track layout is just a sideeffect.

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For the same reason that I do, because it's a useful way of positioning some points in the available space?

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