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Nothing better than testing the track in 1:1…as I found out, the initial track plan had a flaw, where the throwbar hit the track next to it, so I had to adjust the spacing (adding in 2cm pieces of track) to move the turnouts slightly away from each other. In this photo I am testing the whole yard spacing, making sure the turnouts don’t interfere with each other and the adjoining track.

Another good reason is to check where the turnouts are in relation to the module crosspieces, so that switch motors can be installed without having to offset them because of module crosspieces. At least this way I can make sure clearances are correct, to save me a whole lot of bother later.

So, next is to start laying the track! I’ll start that this weekend.