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Possible Alternate Passageway Intersections 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
While discussing RotA intersections, I had a thought about standard passageway intersections in the Fantasy (and other) lines.

If you took a standard 2"x2" floor piece and added a 1/4" (wall thickness) rim all the way around its edges, then you could put one passage piece against each edge and have a four-way X-shaped intersection, but the piece would only use about 1/13th the material of the current four-way X-shaped intersection.

Add a wall on one edge, and you could put one passage piece against each of the three remaining edges and have a T-shaped intersection that uses about 1/11th of the material.

Add walls to two edges to form a corner, and you would have an L-shaped 90-degree turn that uses about 1/3rd of the material.

It seems like this could be a significant cost savings, and might allow more straight (2" and 6") passageways to be included in various sets, or possibly accessories like passageway end-caps and 45-degree corners. Or would the savings in materials be eaten up by the cost of developing the pieces and restructuring existing sets?
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#37489
Possible Alternate Passageway Intersections 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
While discussing RotA intersections, I had a thought about standard passageway intersections in the Fantasy (and other) lines.

If you took a standard 2"x2" floor piece and added a 1/4" (wall thickness) rim all the way around its edges, then you could put one passage piece against each edge and have a four-way X-shaped intersection, but the piece would only use about 1/13th the material of the current four-way X-shaped intersection.

Add a wall on one edge, and you could put one passage piece against each of the three remaining edges and have a T-shaped intersection that uses about 1/11th of the material.

Add walls to two edges to form a corner, and you would have an L-shaped 90-degree turn that uses about 1/3rd of the material.

It seems like this could be a significant cost savings, and might allow more straight (2" and 6") passageways to be included in various sets, or possibly accessories like passageway end-caps and 45-degree corners. Or would the savings in materials be eaten up by the cost of developing the pieces and restructuring existing sets?

Fabulous idea - even if its break-even - because it allows more flexibility. I'm sure there are other things we could do with this nifty dealie!

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