How do you translate your track plan from paper to plywood? One useful tool for the process is a set of templates for various curve radii.
These home-made templates make it easy to lay out parallel sets of tracks, even diverging tracks, without finding a center for the arc.
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Learn how to make and use your own templates and get that railroad off the drawing board. A few minutes of work can pay off for years to come as you develop and redesign your layout.