|The 1950 A. C. Gilbert Factory Layout|
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
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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