N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    That is most impressive.
     
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  2. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    a little wax on the threads an they wont rattle out.......
     
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  3. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Good idea, Thanks!
     
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  4. Hansel

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    Got the single #4 cross overs installed and they work great! I like the fact that the switch works both sets of points. Thanks for the advice.
     
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  5. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    So how you adjust feet from top? Feet look like it is all threaded? Just wondering! Very nice work.

    Massey's T-Trak dot com. Grab the domain name quickly :)
     
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  6. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Hex wrench. The tops of those screws have holes to fit a hex wrench. Many have used nylon screws with such feature but it seems Massey has found metal ones.
     
  7. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    The legs are actually just set screws. They are 2" long and in this case stainless steel. The nylon ones that came with the Masterpiece modules were the same thing and had the same hex on the top. The holes in the top deck of the module allow for easy adjustment, but you can also turn them from the bottom too. I do not have the facilities right now to sell these online, but I wont turn down an order if someone wants one. It takes about 2 days to build one, mostly because I have to wait for glue to dry.
     
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  8. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    That's what I really wanted to know? But at Massey's T-Trak dot com, you can have pictures, right? I'm just kidding, or am I?

    Good luck with the special orders :) Hope you at least get a few!
     
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  9. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    I am going to build a couple singles and standard doubles and bring them to my next show and test the waters. We will see what happens.
     
  10. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Well I sold 2 modules to a club member, and many people took my flyers and hopefully that will build some sales. I sold a couple sets of feet tho!

    So my last show showed me that my branchline module isn’t a happy camper at all. The way it’s warped makes the 2 #4 switches even more finicky than usual. This has been a problem for a while, so I am scrapping it and going a different route with this set. The front to backs worked just fine and they are going to stay. So what do I do? My original plan was to have the branchline’s turnout section go to a large train station. I still want to do the train station thing, I just need to change my ideas around a bit. So here’s the plan.

    From left to right or west to east.

    Front to back module (double) which will being the mainline tracks to the back of the layout.
    A double, which has a double crossover as well as turnout from the inside (yellow) to get trains off the main and onto the station ladder.
    A triple, which contains a ladder to the station with 4 tracks.
    A double, which extends the lead into the station, and the main tracks.
    An extra wide triple for the station complex. This will have a cover for the 4 main station tracks and a tram track that will go off the module and use my TC4 controller to automate the tram on single track specialty modules.
    And lastly another Front to back module to bring the mainline back to the front.

    the full set all together will be 14’ total, but it can be reduced or extended as needed.
     
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  11. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    Just thinking out loud... Could a front-to-back module double as a yard ladder module?
     
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  12. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Not really due to the special circumstances that create the front to back. There has to be a modified track in there to get the distances right, and the turnout angles will be all wonky unless the turnouts are custom built. Maybe with some fast tracks jigs this could be done, but not in unitrack. Even if there is a turnout used as the tracks start to diverge, you run into a problem with the opposite radius being too sharp. I experimented with this when I first got the modules.
     
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