Turn back curves are locations on layouts where the track makes a complete 180 degree turn in direction. Although almost all layouts have them, they are quite up prototypical in appearance. When the layout was back in Rochelle, IL there were zero turn-back curves on the layout. Here in Georgia, our basement has a narrow, 9' X 22' section where a turn-back curve is unavoidable. So, the challenge is to disguise it a bit by breaking the curve into two sections with a scenery block. I chose to use a small area of woods that are common in northern Illinois. The trees do a great job of breaking up the curve and makes the scene a bit more prototypical looking.
The Gravel Pit
4 years ago