I am at the stage where I want to install something to allow trains to pass from one loop to the other and vice versa.
First option would be a diamond Crossing which would involve the purchase of 4 sets of turnouts and a crossing.
Second option would be to use a double slip which in the purchasing stakes is a far cheaper option plus there is the requirement for less space.
The majority of my locos are short wheelbase with the exception of an LGB 0-6-0 diesel, a Bachman “Connie” and a Bachmann 3 truck shay.
I know that the Shay and the diesel will squeeze around the LGB R1 curves of some of my points but I am not sure about the “Connie” although it does have flangeless wheels for the inner 2 drivers.
Has anybody used a double slip and if so what success did you have?
What is the radius of the LGB double slip I have seen quoted as R2?
Wiring polarity etc. is not an issue as I run Battery R/C locos.
I am just exploring options at the moment and the LGB one seem reasonably priced but the TrainLi one would require a second mortgage.
Does anybody else make double slips?
I must add that I am in Australia and postage/freight is an expensive consideration.