QUOTE: Originally posted by fosrad
I would like to build a garden railroad. I have purchased a couple books on the subject for building a railroad. I purchased a LGB "starter set" that I plan to run, on brass rail. My first , of many forthcoming question is: how does one compensate for the expansion and contraction of the track ? I live in Chicago temperature varies from -10 to 100 degrees F. If the layout is installed with the temperature around 75 degrees the concern is more about contaction 85 degrees vs expansion of 25 degrees. Also I have seen a reverse loop kit LGB track. I plan on having 2 reverse loops. What is this product, what does this accomplish and is it worth the expenditure? I cannot find out any details on this product. Any ifeedback is appreciated.