Category Archives: Layout Construction

Gauntlet crossing track

Turnouts under construction

One of my favorite restful pastimes is the construction of turnouts. I only built the more complex curved turnouts and not the simple #4s and #6s I use in the yards. This is the entrance “crossing” to the gauntlet bridge/gate tracks. Thank you “Fast Tracks” for your great templates. All mainline turnouts will be powered while the yards will have manual throws.

plastic bridge walls

One last step to finish the bridge

I added the clear plastic guard walls to the bridge sides, another hobo at the campfire, and a track worker on the bridge walkway. The only job left for the gate is to move the magnetic lock on the bridge end due to the extra width of the clear plastic wall. I can then go back to laying track up to and away from the bridge/gate.