Th fist layout step
For the moment, I think build 3 modules :
- module A : city with a big train station…
- module B : mountain, country…
- module C : a little station, a port (fret)
(of course, it’s only an idea !)
I’m going to realize the module A at first, then the C and to finish the B. I could add the module B between the both A & C.
I design my scheme with an open-source software for Linux : Xtrkcad with several libraries.
My results :
First difficult : choose the rail !
I have read several forums and blogs :
Several solutions : Fleishmann, Roco, Minitrix, Peco…
I want to hide the turnout motors (to be clean and beautiful) and of course the solution doesn’t have to be expensive !
Sample for a curve turnout :
- Fleishmann/Roco : 27.90 €
- Minitrix : 20.90 €
- Peco (code 55) : 14.50 €
So, I choose Peco (code 55) Moreover, these rails are more realistic !
Warning, all manufacts don’t provide the same models (curve rayon, turnouts…)
The next step is to draw the scheme at the real scale in using the rail and turnout plans.