This one was built without much consideration based on a simple loop Clemens started. Looking at the finished layout I noticed that this one differs from the recent ones in one respect: there are no terminal loops in this one. There is no way the train can turn around.
One of Clemens’ birthday present was an addition to the tracks (pieces + a train) by IKEA.
The tracks fit in nicely, but the bridge is too low: our normal trains cannot pass underneath.
Clemens started to build his own tracks, mainly consisting of a single long path. Yesterday, we finally managed to build together a decent set of tracks:
This one started with a basic circle and grew from that. Worked out better than expected in the end. These days, once I build such a track, both kids play with trains on it. I had to repair the bridge a few times, but it’s getting a lot better now.
I like this track. Nice and compact and the trains don’t end up going always the same way.
This time, I decided not to use the bridge pieces. The kids (especially Elena) always push the tracks around a bit and thus destroy the bridges. That leads to loud complaints and need parental repair jobs. So, this time: No bridges.
I ran out of switches, thus the long loop at the top.
Yes, this is not the most elaborate track I ever built, but for a Sunday, 7 am track, this will have to do.