A brave move indeed.
I have also ripped up what little track I had down in the first place on Lutley Engineering
. I also had a "niggle" that would not go away so the only solution was to start again. I've had been regretting the decision for about a week now but seeing the same sort of major work happening to Macton
I now know it was the right thing to do.
One of my pet hates is layouts that are beautiful modelled, fine attention to detail, locomotives and stock built and weathered to the highest standards only to find they don't run without a push.
The other decision I have made this time around is to use point motors. Something that would have been almost imposable to retro fit if I had left the track down.
My problem before, apart from knowing nothing, was I think self inflicted when I modified my PECO O/16.5 (On30) points by removing the sleepers. I must have damaged one, or both, at that time. Not sure this time round. Using the same track again but may leave the modifications. Not sure.
Got all my new track, points, motors etc from the "other Steve" this morning. Just need the Christmas holidays now!