Here’s an interesting idea for layout designers who find space is a little tight in their staging areas. Noch has introduced what it calls a Segmentrehscheibe, and what UK modeller and blogger George Dent calls a Segment Table. Here’s his write-up.
I could see this being very useful as a locomotive escape track for the end of a sector plate. The device is HO scale, but I’m guessing one could replace, or build over top of, the HO scale track to accommodate wider or narrower gauges.