Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Before you do the 4x8 thing...

The traditional starter railroad is on a 4x8 sheet of plywood. However, a rectangle has limitations - it is difficult to use the corner space in a practical way. Here's an easy improvement on the good old 4x8. Cut two triangles, A, and B, off one end. Flip them around and attach to the other end. Now your 4x8 is 4x10, with a shape better suited to a big oval, with a longer mainline run. Formerly wasted corner space is gone.

1 comment:

  1. One reader pointed out the "danger" of those sharp pointy angles on the end. However, they are 90 degree angles - just like each corner of the original 4x8. And there are only two of them now, instead of four - so I say it is "safer"! :-)