Creating Wooden Crossover Track

Crossover tracks are the most complicated wooden tracks I have made to date. I started with making a straight-line crossover track where the connecting tracks are just straight lines between the two sets of parallel tracks.

After successfully creating a straight line crossover I set my sights on a curved crossover where the connecting tracks curve gradually away form one set of tracks and then switch directions to curve gradually back into the other set of tracks.

The reason to make a curved crossover is that trains should follow a curved crossover more easily than a straight crossover without derailing. Plus it is more of a challenge.

 

Tools: air compressor, Colt, pin nailer, router, router table

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