Thread: T.H.E.R.R. Reborn!
August 28th, 2012, 03:25 AM #131
You can cut the nubbins off and attach the two pieces of Unitrack just like you would Atlas, flex or sectional track. I will cut a section of Unitrack down to fit, install rail joiners a little CA and I'm good to go. I do it all the time.
Of course that's the first place...oh, I've hollered about that enough. Need a hump yard I can tell you how to set one up...not LSL (laughing so loud).
I do like the way the penney yard is turning out. I want one.
August 28th, 2012, 03:36 AM #132
I may give that a try too. IF I can find that box that has all them old regular track joiners in it...LMAO !!
August 28th, 2012, 03:32 PM #133
Did some homework for you using info from Kato's website and your info on the gap (5/8 inch 15.875 mm). I calculated on the 4 longest straight lengths.
Need about 64 mm 1-Adjustable 79.875 mm 124 mm 1-45.5 mm + 1-Adjustable 139.875 mm 186 mm 2-Adjustable or 1-64 mm + 1-45.5 mm + 1-Adjustable 201.875 mm 248 mm 1-124 mm + 1-45.5 mm + 1-Adjustable 263.875 mm
The Adjustable's range is 78 - 108 mm
August 28th, 2012, 04:08 PM #134
Could you create a schematic layout of the yard, showing which track sections you are using? I could see if I can come up with non-surgical solutions. I have found that using combinations of the 29mm, 47mm, 60mm, 62mm and 64mm pieces, I have always been able to solve an issue (though it took time for two of them). Besides my bridge, I only have one expandable track on the layout, and I did that on purpose (did have it solved with smaller track), and the only surgical track I did using Mike's technique was for my trestle.
August 29th, 2012, 03:31 PM #135
Caution: Construction Zone !!
I wired the first sets of terminal blocks in for the feeders yesterday. I wired in feeder tracks that I got in a lot purchase of Unitrack months ago. So one area of the layout...before and after the double xover leading thru Lucky Penny Yard is done. The Unitrack feeder tracks didnt have the wires so I had to open them up and hardwire the drop feeds.
Its a good thing I am using termnal blocks. I found I wired one feeder track backwards and simply swapped the wires at the block (you can see the red and black wire swap in the pic) and everything is fine :-)
One drop down panel down...about 20 to go !
Note to Self: Go online and find the 12 position barrier terminal blocks (CHEAP)...8 position blocks from Radio Shack aint gonna cut it...LOL !!
August 29th, 2012, 03:48 PM #136
August 29th, 2012, 05:52 PM #137
August 29th, 2012, 06:17 PM #138
Here is what I have:
Starting after the dbl xover on the post above...I have:
(1)...2 7/16 straight
(1) #6 right turnout
There are (10)...9 3/4 straights on the straight leg of the turnout thru on both mains to the other end.
On the diverging leg of tyhe right turnout there are...
(4)...#6 left turnouts up the diverging leg of the yard:
Starting at first leg off main and connecting deverging routes of each turnout thru to turnout at other end:
1st turnout....(8)...9 3/4" and one 5" straight.
2nd turnout...(7) 9 3/4 straights and that odd 5/8" section.
3rd turnout...(5) 9 3/4 straights...(1) 1 1/8 piece and (1) 4 7/8...(didnt have a 6 inch straight left...lol)
4th turnout...(4) 9 3/4 and (1) 1 3/4
The outside is just a curve into straights.
The other side of the yard is identical.
Hope that makes sense...it did when I typed it :-S
Last edited by mtntrainman; August 29th, 2012 at 06:23 PM. Reason: CRS
August 29th, 2012, 07:56 PM #139
Here's a quick AnyRail layout, following the description above (which doesn't quite match your photos). The part numbers are shown and the full yard uses this parts list:
Track & Objects
20000, N Kato Unitrack 20000. Straight 248mm. 48
20010, N Kato Unitrack 20010. Straight 186mm. 6
20030, N Kato Unitrack 20030. Straight 64mm. 34
20040, N Kato Unitrack 20040. Straight 62mm. 8
20091A, N Kato Unitrack 20091A(20-070). Straight 45.5mm. 8
20091B, N Kato Unitrack 20091B(20-071). Straight 29mm. 2
20150, N Kato Unitrack 20150. Curve radius 718mm, angle 15º 4
20202, N Kato Unitrack 20202. Left turnout 186mm. (remote) 10
20203, N Kato Unitrack 20203. Right turnout 186mm. (remote) 10
20210, N Kato Unitrack 20210. Double crossover 310mm. 15º 2
August 29th, 2012, 08:20 PM #140
The only thing I see is...you only have 9 straights on the mains thru the yard...I have 10. I dont know how much difference that will make on the other yard lines...hmmmmmm
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