I had the chance, on Christmas day, to “run some trains” on the layout for some of our family. They thought the layout was pretty neat but they were blown away by running the trains from the phone app and were really, really impressed with the sounds! They said that they had no idea that that was possible.
The 4’ x 12’ track plan contains two loops, an outer and inner. The inner loop contains the option of a dogbone instead of taking the path of the loop. The inner loop also has two reversing loops, which are easy to do using Dead Rail. There are 5 sidings or spurs for industrial growth. The outer and inner loops are connected to each other by 4 cross-over track paths.
I’ve also created a playlist for my “Making and Using a Portable Dead Rail Demonstration HO Layout Parts 1 - 10