The 1950 A. C. Gilbert Factory Layout
At the 2007 TCA Convention, the 1950 7' x 16' A. C. Gilbert Factory layout was on display, courtesy of Charlie and Clay of Dave's Twacks & Trains, Raleigh, NC, 610-248-0890. It was built by A. C. Gilbert Art Department Employees Art Mauzaka and Frank Cattiglone.  A fabulous layout design!

Three trains can run at a time on three independent loops: an outer loop with two long sidings, a tricky middle loop that loops back on itself, and an inner up-and-over figure-8 loop with short sidings.  Scroll down to see the track plan.

All photos come courtesy of Jerry Dobbs.
Here's the track plan.  (Picture courtesy of Jerry Poniatowski.)

See if you can trace out the three independent loops:

- an outer loop with two long sidings,
- a tricky middle loop that loops back on itself, and
- an inner up-and-over figure-8 loop with three short sidings.

The trick is that the middle loop (second track in at the middle of the bottom) loops back on itself inside the tunnel.

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