N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome! Feel free to add any pic of your module progress here if you want.
     
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  2. DeaconKC

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    Thanks, stuff on the way, so I should be able to get started in a week or so!
     
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  3. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    I'm reminded of what SWIFT stands for... Sure Wished I'd Finished Training".
     
  4. DeaconKC

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    Say, can someone tell me what the radius of the usable area from the inside corner to the edge of the inside trackbed on a 14" corner module?
     
  5. BigJake

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    If you know/measure the width of the roadbed for unitrack, then subtract half that from the stated (centerline) radius of the curve, you get the inside roadbed radius.
     
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  6. DeaconKC

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    Yup, found it just a bit ago!
     
  7. DeaconKC

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    Found this video of a T-Trak module the kids went nuts over! Enjoy
     
  8. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    What video?
     
  9. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Well rats...lemme try to find it again!
     
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  10. DeaconKC

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  11. DeaconKC

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    Okay guys, for future planning needs, how well do the factory Kato crossovers work, comparing the style with 2 switches to the style with 4 switches as single units? Is one type simpler or more reliable than the other?
     
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  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, I have a Unitrack double crossover on one triple module, and the trains negotiate it without any issues. No bobbles or hitches passing through it.
     
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  13. Massey

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    I too have one on a triple and it works great. The wiring for T-trak standards don’t work with it tho, you will need to go BWBW or WBWB instead of the standard of BWWB.
     
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As I use mine alone, no club or others in the vicinity, that is how mine is wired.
     
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  15. DeaconKC

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    Thanks for that info! To keep things simple then I will just use the "dogleg" style switch. one on each side of the layout and just slice the joining rails.
     

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