Newbie to "G" Scale

Alan Richards Jul 3, 2000

  1. Alan Richards

    Alan Richards TrainBoard Member

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    Just got my first "G" Scale LBG and now would like some of the most important "do nots" that a beginner should know.

    Started by treating it like a "real" railroad in establishing a good level bed, with nice but not sharpe curves, then going to lay gravel down, leveling it with a long 2x4 to be sure it is as level as one can get it. Next the track will go down on that, wiggle it in a bit, use large gutter nails to hold it firmly in place.

    Of course the gravel will be kept in place with that rubber garden border such as I saw in the last Garden Railway Mag.

    But I would like to know the should "NOT DO" list that all beginners should know before they lay that final track.
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am interested in G too Alan so I will be waiting with you. [​IMG] Sorry I can't offer advice but G is an exciting scale with a lot of possibilities.

    Charlie

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    Ship It On The FRISCO!
     
  3. gwschreyer

    gwschreyer New Member

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    You SHOULD lay your track in loose ballast, underlaying wood is NOT necessary, nor even desirable.

    All newbies should read the tech tips at Large Scale Technical Tips

    - gws

    [This message has been edited by gwschreyer (edited 08 July 2000).]
     

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