The base of the tracks

Because I was asked many times before how I managed the base of may garden layout you can find some hints about it here. If there any questions left - please send an email. schicken.


As promised, you will see now some photos of the extension of the existing layout. On the left handside, you see the the farm in the old return loop. At the bridges in the background a switch with an angle of 22.5° of LGB (Cat. No. 16150) with some passing tracks was inserted to make the branch line possible.


On this photo you see the tracks leading into the back part of the garden. The tracks are surrounded by palisades. In future, stones with some scenery (flowers, model houses, figures, lamps etc.) shall be located behind the palisades.
Meanwhile all the cables disappeared. Fine sand (grain size 0-2) is filled up to the level of the tracks.


The new return loop with a branch line and a stop line (in the background) for a sawing mill (which will work correspondingly in the hedge).
In the meantime, this area is surrounded by palisades and filled up with sand too. One cubic metre of sand has been used to fill it up!


The returning loop from a different point of view.


A blow-up of the track mounting.

Since several people want to know something about that a short description of the photo:
Dig pavement-stones in even, place the tracks on it and mount it with a little metal strip between two ties. Between two stones there is some plastics to prevent breaking of the plants through the ties (see the sketch).

Beneath the reversed flowerpot, a part of the controlling equipment is located which will be accommodated later in a model house of a switching tower.


1 - track mounting with dowel, screw M4 and metal strip
2 - LGB standard track
3 - plastics
4 - space (filled with gravel and sand)
5 - pavement stones

I applied this system since the beginning in 1995 and allows an operation of the layout without any problems.


After 8 years the wooden palisades had been rotten. By way of renewing the garden road we replaced the wooden ones by one made of concrete.


The highlight is however the new marginal limitation of the route. Here we used hot-galvanized strip steel based in a bedding made of cement keepinng ca. 15 cm in the soil. This solution I saw in french parks some years ago and I had to search for a long time to get a firm making it real.


It can be seen clearly the curve of the tracks where the strip steel has to be fitted correspondingly by bending. We used hot-galvanized strip steel with 100 x 10 mm keeping roll coldly to the given radian measure in a forge.
Because of the fact that 10 mm strip steel is a very stable material the incorporation of a forge with all their devices is a good advice.
Before the strip steel ranging 2 - 3 cm out off the soil we laid down pavement stones as a mowing edge for the lawn.


Now again the scheme of the new border construction (not in nscale):
1. Lawn
2. Pavement stone as a mowing edge
3. hot galvanized strip steel 100 x 10 mm
4. Bedding made of cement
5. Bedding of the tracks

* Photos 1995 - 03
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