N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. Logtrain

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    Yes Peter is still webmaster. As far as photos, well I am not quite sure if there are updated photos on the webpage or not. I know we have discussed it in meetings. I do know though of a youtube video with the T-trak modules on them. Here it is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gml9eU0n__M

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. It is a T-Trak standard. Showing with dimensions right on the web site. The shoulders of side by side Unitrack flare out more than enough.

    As far as the very longest cars, passenger, Schnabel and so forth, perhaps not. But I do not own any such. So no problems.

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  3. Westfalen

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    The curves on standard track spacing corner modules separate a bit to give a wider spacing on the curves which is were you'd have problems with clearances for longer cars. There are also transition modules that can join standard and alternate modules to swing the tracks apart for wider curve spacing.
     
  4. ge-maN

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    Bill,

    Thankls for the info on T track. It really fits my budget/space requirements. Looked at the web site and book marked it. Will try one module soon. :tb-rolleyes:

    This takes me back to my On30 days when a bunch of did something similar. The only standards were height of the modules. We joined them with bridges, Worked great and got lots of good comments.:mbiggrin:

    I joined your group. :thumbs_up:

    Looking forward to a lot of fun.:thumbs_up:
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Please share some progress photos! Here or the TrainBoard Group. :)

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  6. ge-maN

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    Am going to try and price up some wood this weekend but I don't think that I can beat the price of the kit offered on the T-Track site. Has anybody bought one from him?

    Re pictures, will be pleased to comply but I hope posting here is easier than on other sites I've belonged to.
     
  7. Doug A.

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    I'm interested. I like the concept and wouldn't mind putting together a module or two. There was a local group at the FW show the other day but I didn't get a chance to visit with them. Hopefully sometime I will.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    We have several ways and Staff would be happy to help, should you have questions. Just hop over to the Support Forum, and ask. Likely you'll also have members wanting to also give a hand.

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  9. PGE-N°2

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    I've been interested in T-trak since I first heard about the concept. I saw it in the N-trak standards book, and then I did research on the website. At the time, I was looking for a self-established modular layout that I could take to train shows on my own, because I was not entirely satisfied with the reception I was getting from the local N-trak group (so called).

    I was also trying to dream up a concept for a module that could adapt between Unitrak and standard Atlas track, if you were unable to do a whole series of modules completely with Unitrak and but still wanted to have enough to have a complete T-trak layout.

    Anyway, the pictures I've seen in this thread definitely indicate there can be a real sense of sophistication and overall level of detail, even in these small modules. It is definitely a concept worth expanding in the model railroading community. I did join the group here on Trainboard, as well, but I'd really be interested in seeing more pictures of completed modules.
     
  10. Westfalen

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    Now that albums are up and running again here are some photos from the T-TRAK running day at the All Gauge Model Railway Club in Brisbane on Nov 7th to which three clubs and several individuals contributed modules. There were 61 modules in the layout, highlights being Peter Aker's mountain line modules and Dallas Quaife's Dead Creek logging camp. We had DCC running on one of the smaller inside loops and halfway through the day took over the outside main as well.
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  11. Westfalen

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  12. Westfalen

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    Part three, some close ups on Peter Aker's modules and my Santa Fe depot modules.
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  13. verse2damax

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    Love this layout. Great job on the scenery details. Love that wooden trestle bridge.
     
  14. Thieu

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    It is amazing what you can do with modules of that small size.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Great work. Indeed some sophisticated efforts. Interesting to see the skyboards, as other photos I have viewed did not show them in as much use.

    What is the length of the larger modules? Some look to be at least three feet in length, if not four feet.

    Boxcab E50
     
  16. SteamDonkey74

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    This looks like a logging camp module. Is that correct?
     
  17. billmtx

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    Nice Job

    Nice Job... Maybe if enough of us compliment your Great Work... You'll get the Inspiration to produce more :thumbs_up::thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  18. billmtx

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    Rail height on Code 55 Rail can be a major issue.

    I was a member of the Shore Island N Gauge Association 30 yrs ago, now defunct. We built a new Club Layout with the intent of installing Code 55 Rail for the mainline and Code 40 for Yards. We discovered one major issue that in some cases was a show stopper. We used Railcraft Code 55 Flex Track. Flex track usually has higher than normal spike heads. The issue was that Arnold/Rapido wheels had oversized wheel flanges and would ride up on the rail spikes causing the wheels not to make good electrical contact with the rails. The only solution was to hand lay the Code 55 Rails, Spike and glue the Rails to the Ties. Maintenance and Gauging the Rails and Wheel sets were mandatory and a major headache. The lesson learned here was to go to Kato Unitrak. Kato Unitrak is super reliable and the joiners are so good that no additional "Clamping between Modules" is necessary. You can paint the rails, add ballast, add underbrush or snow to add realism... just be careful not to contaminate the inside spike heads. :tb-biggrin:
     
  19. billmtx

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    Wished you had visited the T-Trak Group at Ft Worth Show

    Hi Doug, I am a Member of the North Texas T-Trak Group, we were the T-Trak Group at the Ft Worth Show. I wished you had visited with us. We have a very friendly group that is very enthusiastic about T-Trak. We are preparing for a big convention in Oklahoma City the first weekend of December and after that we will be at the Plano Train Show in January. We would enjoy having you visit. If you have any N Scale Trains that you would like to run on our layout... bring it. We support DCC and DC powered Track.

    Bill :tb-biggrin:
     
  20. Westfalen

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    Some of the modules are triple length, 1474mm.
    Certainly is, it, the end double corner module and the double on the opposite side are Dallas Quaife's Dead Creek logging camp. He's done a great job with the scenery and all scratchbuilt buildings. I took a couple of close ups that didn't come out to well because I had my camera on the wrong settings but here they are anyway.
     

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