Each of my family members are into building and collecting LEGO. Currently we have over 50000 pieces and have a room dedicated to having a place to store and play with all of it.
In about a week or 2 we will have the opportunity to move it all to a bigger room and expand our LEGO table. Currently I am trying to figure out the best way to layout the new LEGO train tracks that we added this year over the Christmas holidays.
We have sets 60050, 60098 and 7895. We will be picking up 7499 about the same time we get the new room completed.
We would like to put this and 60047, 60004, 4207, 4204, 3368, 7281 and 7280 in some sort of layout that will allow for the buildings to be accessible and yet have the trains be part of the city layout.
I am finding that there are 2 big problems.
Problem 1 means that I either put the tracks on a base plate or not. There is no way to build something on the tracks and connect it to something on a base plate because the base plate doesn't match the thickness of the tracks.
And because of problem 2 if I did put the tracks on a base plate and want to make a corner I would have to use 1 full straight track of the base plate to attach to a corner track because the studs of the corner follow the shape of the corner rather than working like a wing where the shape is allowed fit on top of studs even though the shape of the wing is angled. This problem is worse than the first because it makes it impossible to integrate corners into anything other than being connected to straight tracks.
Does anyone know the logic behind LEGO's decision to make the corner tracks this way?
Any ideas or suggestions about how to design our LEGO City would be greatly appreciated.
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