N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Ahh ok got it. I have a junction that also has a through track to it. so you are not forced to take the detour unless you want to. Masterpiece calls it a "branchline" module. To go with the branchline I also have 2 front to back modules that tie it all together.
     
  2. Ed Youngstrom

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    I considered those but they won’t fit on my table since they are as big as a triple. At the moment I’m working toward this.

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  3. Massey

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    That looks fun!
     
  4. mtntrainman

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    Ed....

    I looked like 5 times. I dont see how trains get from the outside loop to the inside tracks. :confused:
    Or is that intentional ? Is the outside loop is just a 'runaround-roundy' ? :whistle:
     
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  5. Ed Youngstrom

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    Darn! You’re right! I had a different yard configuration and when I changed it and added the T Junctions I broke the connection!

    I will add a crossover or move that one. Plenty of boring doubles still needing interest.
     
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  6. Massey

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    The yard in the middle will be difficult to manage when you need to switch cars, but you will solve the inner and outer loop issue if you were to move the yard to the outside of the tables. Move the yard as it sits to the southern location and what's in the south to the center. Problem solved with no $50 double crossover.​
     
  7. BigJake

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    But then there will be no way to travel from the outer loop to the simple inner loop, or between inner loops.

    There are no free lunches...
     
  8. BigJake

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    You can avoid the #4 switch on the mainline in the industrial spur module, by replacing the 28R & #4 with a 19R & #6. This would also restore compliance with the minimum 33mm track-track center spacing. You can also similarly fix the spacing on the other end of that module by reversing the order of 19R and 28R curves on the rear track. When you run two same-radius curves side by side, the track-track spacing shrinks slightly.
     
  9. Massey

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    Yup, didn’t notice that... you are out $50 in lunch money!
     
  10. Ed Youngstrom

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    I originally had #6 turnouts, but it required making four custom pieces in order to fit on modules.

    I can try your suggestion but I think it’s what I had before.
     
  11. BigJake

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    An S curve of 19R and 28R has the exact same location and orientation of endpoints (not including those endpoints joined in the middle) no matter which one comes first...

    That goes for S curves of any radii.
     
  12. Onizukachan

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    I got some Dollar tree “lightweight” spackle. Not great spackle, the DAP is the way to go for sure, but is easy to smooth by misting water.

    smoothed out my beach and ocean area, as well as the sand dunes. Now waiting for it to dry.


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