N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. casmmr

    casmmr TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am a member of Central Ohio N-trak, I ordered the TEE layout (diagram found under module sets) and put together the modules, 8 19R corners, 2 quads, 2 triples, 2 doubles, and 2 singles; I and other club members are currently in the process of putting down the scenery, Then for the club, I ordered an additional 2 singles with depressed deck for 1" of styrofoam. All went together very easily following their instructions. Also, ordered skyboards for all the modules. All I can state is that if I or the club ever need additional modules, we will order them from MasterPiece Modules. Hopefully, the modules will have the full scenery down and be on display at the 10th Ohio N-scale Weekend, Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard, OH, on May 18/19/20, 2018. later, Craig
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks, Craig. I have been looking at the MM web site. Those sure look like simple assembly. Might order a couple as Christmas gifts for myself.
     
  3. arbomambo

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    Both companies produce quality kits...
    T-Kits, however, is the only one of the two that also offer the electrical components ( preassembled), that allow you to actually run trains...track feeders, bus wires, bus taps, ac accessory plugs and buswire, etc...
    Every one of my modules is a T-Kit kit ( except for my 2' ' concrete art deco bridge which is a Red River Models- Marshall Shops kit).
    One of the other members in my immediate group has only used Masterpiece Modules kits...both of them are great products and are easy to assemble.
    I do see myself buying one or two Masterpiece Modules in the near future, but again, unless I want to construct my own electrical plugs, taps, and buswires, I'll be using the T-kits products ( BTW, Terry provides them as a loss leader- it's cheaper for me to buy the electrical from him, already assembled, than it is to purchase my own parts and assemble them)
    ~Bruce
     
  4. poppy2201

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    First steps toward the layout were taken today. Ordered the two single wide modules from Masterpiece Modules and ordered the Kato track that will go on these modules. Will start posting pictures here after they arrive and on my blog, http://woodlandcentral.blogspot.com/. Can't wait to get started.

    Here's the updated plan:

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    Regards,
    Charles
     
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  5. MK

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    Charles, I'm looking forward to following your progress!

    -Mike
     
  6. arbomambo

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    New Logo for T-TRAK made its debut in the latest NTRAK newsletter! NTRAK  T-Trak Logo no wording.png
     
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  7. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    AWESOME! I like it! So when will the t-shirts and stickers be ready???? :D
     
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  8. poppy2201

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    Received the 2 single wide modules today from Masterpiece Modules, ordered on Monday and received by Friday. Despite how USPS handled the package the contents seem okay. Unfortunately due to weather conditions and high volume of ordering , the track for these modules probably won't arrive for another week. I will get busy assembling the modules sometime this weekend.


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  9. ntbn1

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    One suggestion before you assemble the Masterpiece kits: watch the video on their website. I have used it with a T-Trak class that I teach at a local community college and it is very helpful. ENJOY.
     
  10. poppy2201

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    Good advice for everyone. I had watched the video several times before I even considered ordering from Dave.

    Regards,
    Charles
     
  11. poppy2201

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    If anyone is interested I have attached my final plan with part numbers. You will notice that there are a couple of areas that I have indicated part number 20026 to go in place of 20020's. This is because the track library of AnyRail has not been updated with new Kato Unitrack parts. The 20026 is the new rerailer track that is replacing the 20021 road crossing which is discontinued by Kato. I have a couple of sets of the 20026 ordered and on the way, so a previous post I had about the 20021 has now become a moot point.

    Kato also has some curved plate girder bridges available and in March 2018 they are releasing 2 new versions of the bumper track. The 20063 (type A) and the 20064 (type C) will have an illuminated signal that operates off of track power and DCC compatible. Also these two will be 66mm in length as opposed to the current type A and C which are 50.5mm.

    Regards,
    Charles

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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