Hi. I was doing some layout planning, okay doodling, these last couple of days and I have some things I’d like to test a little further. To do that I’d really like to be able to use AutoCAD. I have a couple of full sets of the actual paper templates that Peco used to distribute through their Technical Advice Bureau which I could scan but I find working with images in AutoCAD a little clunky which is likely more my fault than a fault of AutoDesk’s. So I thought I’d draw my own based on their images. By the way, Peco now have the printed sets available for download as PDF’s from their website. Check them out here.
The drawing is a Peco SL-396. Nice thing about having it in CAD now is the ease of manipulating it for planning. When all is done I could also print out a full scale drawing of the ladder and use that in planning benchwork – as I have a real gift for placing turnouts directly over frame members.
Note that the file I’ve uploaded here is not to scale. Drop me a line if you’d like a copy of the file