N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, it's eleven degrees outside and snowing lightly. In our superinsulated house, the oven has a turkey cooking and heating the whole place very nicely.

    I'm watching football on TV and painting the corner module pictured on my work bench last night.

    The bad news- I must vacate the dining table of T-Trak projects, for dinner as predicted yesterday. Oh well. Ha ha...

    Boxcab E50
     
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  2. Grey One

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    Vacating the table - that is soooo unfair. It's just wrong! Sigh, mustn't let Laura see this thread. Nope, nope, nope.
     
  3. Thieu

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    Hm, nice! The founder is the same guy who founded GermanTrak. And he is also present at the Summer Jamboree of GermanTrak. And so are we, sometimes! So, maybe I know this guy?!

    Well, maybe I should renew my knowledge of German.....
     
  4. billmtx

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    Thanks Thieu

    I can read and speak German... writing in German might be a challenge. It usually take me about a week of total immersion in Germany for me to think in German Hahaha. Is this founder of German T-Trak on Trainboard? If not we need to get him over here. Two of my buddie here in Texas are German T-Trak fans. Would be fun to get them all talking with one another. Herb is a an fervent Fleischmann N-Scaler. Jim loves his older Arnold/Rapido Collector.

    Thanks for Opening this doorway.

    Bill
     
  5. Thieu

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    The next Jamboree is in june 2011. Our club has been invited, as usual. Most of the times however, it is too far away for just a weekend. The Germans always plan this meeting during a long holiday weekend, but in Holland, we do not have that holiday... But next year, the Germans have chosen for a week that we also have a holiday, so maybe...?

    I can send an e-mail to Markus, one of the GermaNtrak members that I know a little better. A few weeks ago, he showed his Faller Car System N modules during the same show in my home city where we stood with our large oNetrak layout.
     
  6. Westfalen

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    With T-TRAK modules being small enough to transport taking a module to an overseas show might be an idea worth considering.
     
  7. David Bromage

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    Spot on! At the last Australian N scale convention, two T-TRAK modules were brought in hand luggage.

    Cheers
    David
     
  8. Gats

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    One was Graham Cocks who had a briefcase set up for his 12" square module?
     
  9. David Bromage

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    Yes it was. He had the buildings packed in foam rubber underneath for travel.

    Cheers
    David
     
  10. billmtx

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    Shipping T-Trak Modules via Parcel Shipper like Fedex

    Might want to consider shipping by Fedex with the charges that the airlines are charging for additional Luggage can be prohibitive. I like some of the ideas that people have devised to transport their Modules. Maybe we can get a Dialog going for Ideas for Shipping Modules with a Parcel Shipper like Fedex, UPS, DHL.

    Bill :thumbs_up:
     
  11. billmtx

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    Taking the idea of a T-Trak Jamboree to the next step

    Wouldn't it be awesome if T-Trak Enthusiasts World Wide could come to a World T-Trak Jamboree... Stuttgart Germany sounds like a excellent place to start. Who would I need to speak with for Logistics? Mr German T-Trak?

    Bill :thumbs_up:
     
  12. David Bromage

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    You're always welcome to bring a module to the N scale convention in Sydney in May 2011. :)

    See 12th Australian National N Scale Convention.

    Cheers
    David
     
  13. billmtx

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    Thanks for the offer

    Dave, Thanks for the Offer.. I'll have to keep that in mind for a future adventure. I have heard so much about Austrailia.... I would be honored to Bring a module to your N Scale convention. Tell me: Are all the women in Austrailia as beautiful as Nicole Kidman and Olivia Newton John? Hahaha...

    Bill :thumbs_up:
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    Has there ever been a "National" gathering here in the USA? By that I mean specifically for T-Trak and not just an adjunct to a larger, ongoing affair?

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  15. David Bromage

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    Better. Nicole was born in Hawaii and Olivia was born in England. :)

    Cheers
    David
     
  16. billmtx

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    National T-Trak Convention


    To my knowledge there has not been a National T-Trak Convention; as I am relatively new to T-Trak, but not new to N Scale; other than the National N-Scale Convention. This may be a good topic for discussion. I'm open for ideas. Let's but some ideas out there.

    Bill :thumbs_up:
     
  17. billmtx

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    Ohhh Myyy!

    Be still my beating heart,
    Two of my favorite things in life.

    Trains and beautiful women all in the same Place Hahahaha
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Ntrak really burst upon the scene, when they had a first few large gatherings. They got media and manufacturer attention for themselves and the scale- The rest is history. I would believe such exposure could bring about a similar effect for T-Trak.

    Boxcab E50
     
  19. PGE-N°2

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    Wow! This thread has really started to explode with content, and now there's even a group for T-Trak discussions. I am very interested in trying out the concept, maybe even forming a one-man club :psmile:.

    I was just curious about this comment a few pages back. I don't know if you have any more details on how you do these adapter track sections. I'm curious, because I've toyed with the idea of building a module segment that could be a bridge from Unitrack to normal Atlas track, in case you might want to throw together some modules for a T-Trak display, but don't have all the Unitrack you need at first.

    I also was trying to imagineer a concept module of a T-Track section that could also fit into an NTrak module frame as a drop in piece, so you remove it from the Ntrak module and place it in a T-Trak layout. Needless to say, that would be a tricky affair, and the measurements for track lengths and joiners would need to be precise.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    If you have not already done so, please do join Bill's jolly little band of T-Trakers!

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     

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