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Old 09-10-2017, 05:23 PM   #11
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You could hinge it half way in width so you can move the trains on the fixed bit of the line before folding. Be aware the hinges need to be raised to make the board fold and not get caught on the rails, or raised further still if buildings etc need to be cleared (Depending how you construct it).

Scale and gauge... I'd choose 00 gauge or larger if you have grandkiddies. If they are young then consider buying the cheap Hornby trainsets or consider older models like Triang etc which are more durable. Old Lima models seem OK as other then buffers and the odd bit of detail, they are not too bad. Some modern locos have so much intricate detailed bits that even I have to look to where best to hold them without breaking the things.

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Old 10-10-2017, 08:29 PM   #12
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Hello Extrema and welcome. I don't have grandchildren yet so I told my wife the layout was for me. She just looked at me the way that wives do. Enjoy.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:53 PM   #13
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I must be lucky Micheal when I told my wife 2 years ago I was going to build a layout she bought me a Train set.
I think she had good idea I was quite interested though. As I had a room full of my Hornby collection.
I may be wrong as I very often am. John
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