N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. billmtx

    billmtx TrainBoard Member

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    Anyone interested in T-Trak? I have created a TrainBoard Group dedicated to T-Trak. I have been modeling in N Scale for 35yrs but got involved with T-Trak about a year ago. It is a great venue for sharing interests and get togethers for presenting some awesome layouts. I live near Dallas TX and have a second home in Blairstown NJ. Looking to promote T-Trak enthusiasm and to network with other N Scale Enthusiasts. I am open to communicate and befriend TrainBoard members.
     
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  2. SteamDonkey74

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    Bill,

    I am interested in T-Trak. I have joined your group here on TB. Also, you may be interested to see what the guys in Australia are doing with it in this thread.

    Paul has this bit in his blog, too.

    I am looking at T-Trak as an easier way to get a layout to a show than having to lug over-built N-Trak modules from place to place.

    Adam
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    I am doing T-Trak. My health issues have stopped me from greater activities for at least a while to come. This works out well for me. No standing on the concrete basement floor, up and down stairs, etc.

    I have so far under construction two one footers and two three footers. Am thinking about a two footer as well. Also have all the parts cut for four of the alternate sized corners. However, I am doing the standard, not the alternate track spacing. This gives just a bit more space for scenery, or? Anyhow, the four under way, one is almost completely scenicked, one bare, and two are barely scenicked.

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  4. Westfalen

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    Here's a couple of shots of our club's display at the train show at the Ipswich Workshops Rail Museum last weekend. We got started in T-TRAK a year ago at a train show when we were still setting up our Ntrak modules after everyone else had gone home and thought there has to be an easier way.

    In a weeks time we are having our annual state T-TRAK meet at the All Gauge Model Railway Club, last year we had over 50 modules in the layout.

    This is the link to the Australian T-TRAK website.
    Australian T-TRAK
     

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  5. SteamDonkey74

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    Don't I know it! :tb-wink:

    Many of my clubmates have some sort of physical restriction on how much they can lift or how much they can climb around under modules hooking them up. Set-up is a major undertaking, and then there's the problem of getting the modules to and from the shows. We have an old trailer but it needs serious work or some serious thought of replacement, and most members do not have a vehicle that could tow it anyway.

    I have been thinking of T-Trak as a way that people could much more easily get their own modules to a show.
     
  6. Grey One

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    Hmm, I'm interested. My main reason is I am about to extend the GandG around the room. It will be about 1' deep. Maybe I can build it in Ttrak module format.

    Is there an official site with the standards or a FAQ or a ?
     
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  8. Grey One

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    Thanks Boxcab. I know I could have googled it but I wanted to be sure and to make it easier for others to find.

    It is not bookmarked and maybe I'll do the official size and then bolt it in place on my expansion which will have an extra 3"s (plus or minus).
     
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  11. Westfalen

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    Great minds think alike.
     

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  12. Grey One

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    Um, question, a friend of mine who reads more carefully ask me: "How much do modules cost?".
    Um, can I make my own or do I have to purchase them?
     
  13. TetsuUma

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    You can make your own.
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    The kits seem reasonably priced to me. However, I am building my own, simply because I have the materials available.

    Boxcab E50
     
  15. Westfalen

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    My first module was ready made from a local supplier at a train show to try the T-TRAK concept, a couple of days after I got it home I had it finished. (see photo) Since then we've been building our own, it's not that hard they are just wooden boxes, the only thing whether you build them yourself or get them made is that the length has to be accurate.
     

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  16. David Bromage

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    There are module kits available in several countries. When showing T-TRAK at exhibitions, which always generates a lot of interest, I usually recommend kits for absolute beginners. But after you've done the first couple, or you are already an experienced modeller, it's easy to see how they are assembled and how you can make your own.

    Cheers
    David
     
  17. Thieu

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    Wouldn't they look nicier with Atlas code 65 on them?
     
  18. CNW 1518

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    I'm making some non-authentic T-Trak modules for me to play around at home with..

    A very nice way of doing the module layout indeed.
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    Will True-Track mate with Unitrack?

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  20. BoxcabE50

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    How are yours different from T-Trak standards? Photos?

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