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Topic: First Train Layout - Feedback Welcomed/Wanted (Kato Unitrack)  (Read 7506 times)

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Offline mrsax2000

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Re: First Train Layout - Feedback Welcomed/Wanted (Kato Unitrack)
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 02:35:32 am »
Do copy and steal ideas from other layouts/plans.  See if they work for you.  You might put a new twist on something.

If you have room to walk around the layout, consider building with a view block down the middle.  It will make the layout feel bigger than it is.  I always make this comment because I think it is a great idea for smaller layouts.  I am building a shelf layout along a couple walls.  But if I did more of a 4x8/L-shape, I'd split it down the middle.

Also, you don't need to glue all the sections.  1 will do :)

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Re: First Train Layout - Feedback Welcomed/Wanted (Kato Unitrack)
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 03:09:08 am »
To give some idea what you can do with Kato, see attached. This is my plan. There are some gotchas. If you use #4 switch, you should use the straight sections next to those. They are cut to fit. Otherwise, you have trim std pieces. If you stick with #6, you don't need the extra pieces and the 6 switches are cheaper.

When you are done, go to File - Info and copy the track list to clipboard and paste into Excel or whatever. It will give you a list of the pieces you need.  You need to figure out what comes in 2 or 4 to a pack.  But you can use it estimate the cost.