1. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    My plans are still evolving. I want to get to a point, using tape, bungie cords or similar stuff, where I can have a unified "box" or two that I can drop in the trunk of a Lyft car and get to the Great Midwest Train Shows once it starts up again.

    You optimized every cubic inch of your Honda Odyssey for Z Bend modules. Loading it was like assembling a 3D wood puzzle. I have the same aim but on a much smaller portable scale.
     
  2. rray

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    Where I live, we only have 1 show a year in January, so I ordered a 7' x 14' toy hauler to carry my modules to further reaching shows. It is a brand new trailer design, offroad capable with offroad tires and a 2" lift, and is due here late October. As an added bonus, I can stop at RV parks along the way and get some camping and fishing in both to and from train shows. I can put all my T-Trak-Z modules water tight under the hard tonneu cover in the back of the truck while camping: 0.jpg

    And I can load up all my Z-Bend Track modules water tight in my toy hauler:
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    And if I need to pick up a buddy and his modules along the way, and we wanted to save a few bucks on hotel rooms, just stay at an RV park. This will get me to more NMRA National train shows than I have been able to attend before, with my modules, and also give me a chance to see the countryside:
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  3. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's sweet Rob!!

    John
     
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    WOW, your trailer is great and it looks like you could get a good night's sleep. Go forth and explore our great nation.

    My mom, dad and I spent three weeks camping in a custom built Ford van. We went through 23 states and was the best vacation.

    Joe
     
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  5. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    Nice ride!
     
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  6. GSax

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    Anybody have any comments on the Atlas switches for use at home, not T-trak?
     
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  8. GrantC

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    Damn, that was a long read, in a good way...
    I got hooked and read the whole thread start to finish!
    I'm really impressed with the discussions and sharing of ideas/tools.
    I've been looking at taking a modular approach to Z and was pretty keen on T-Trak-Z, this thread has convinced me... thanks.
     
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  9. Calzephyr

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    Where do I get those T-Trak Z standards and suggested track plans???
     
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