I’ve decided to hand-lay the sector plate – even though I’ve purchased S scale flex track for the job.
In setting up a train to determine what would fit in the staging area (shown above), I discovered that the semi-scale wheel sets from Northwest Short Line* do not like the Code 70 flex track from Tomalco. I have these under my passenger cars and they drop in between the rails on the flex. Not good.
I’ve used an NMRA-style track/standards gauge offered by the National Association of S Gaugers* on all my hand laid track and turnouts and the cars work fine there. So, hand laid it is.
I like hand laying track and have lots of supplies to do this, so this isn’t a problem. It’ll just take a little more time.
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