Our Wooden Railway Block Platform was designed (and is patent-pending) to enable the construction of stable, multi-level wooden train track layouts. However, this feature may not be obvious, so here are some tips to help you build your multi-level masterpieces:
First, when elevating your Block Platform, it is important to create a surface that supports the wooden tracks. To create a support surface, place blocks underneath the track connections of the Block Platform such that a “lip” is created. This “lip” is the support surface that the wooden track will rest on. See Figure 1 below for the placement locations.
The best support surface is one that runs along the width of the Block Platform like a “crossbeam”. We have found that 2×8 blocks or two 2×4 blocks end-to-end make the best “crossbeams”.
Once you have built those “crossbeams”, build legs that attach to and support those “crossbeams” as shown in Figure 2 below.
For more building tips, check out the fantastic building guide by Play-Trains.com.