Locomotive Test Layout

Layout Summary

Setting:

nothing in particular

Scale:

N

Size:

18 by 30 inches

Track:

Minitrix Sectional

Control:

Aurora Power Pack

Benchwork:

Lauan plywood on 1x2 frame

Scenery:

unfinished

Year:

2019

Status:

functionally complete

Disposition:

new owner

A Torture Track

As I was selling off my retro collection, I need some way to test locomotives. I devised a simple "torture track" with tight (7.5" radius) curves and a couple of nasty turnouts. I'd envisioned it as possibly being finished off with some of the old kits I liked that wouldn't fit on the Newport & Rock Falls II, but this wasn't a requirement.

Construction was under way by 6 April 2019, and after about an hour of work, the layout was functionally complete.

I'd just completed the curved viaduct when, unexpectedly, it was sold at a train show on 27 October 2019.

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