Branch Track/Twin Track

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Andrew Wallice Matheson, Dec 31, 2000.

  1. Andrew Wallice Matheson

    Andrew Wallice Matheson New Member

    Dec 24, 2000
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    Hi Again, Dec 31st, 2000. 15:05 Hrs. MST.

    I will B Building My Branch Line with
    Ideals taken from the Branch Track and the
    Twin Track Ideals. This will allow a Branch
    Line with Singings/Yards and a Single Track
    Main Line. I will Base My Widths on the
    Comercial Site Built and use a Lengh of
    I.5 Metres and Operate a U Shape Type of
    If all Goes Well I hope to have 6 Stations with Various Grain Type Bldgs.
    taken from the Walthers Catalogues. and
    make it an Ideal Branch Line
    Take Care for Now. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Dec 28, 2000
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    Andrew, have you ever thought about scratch building some of your structures? I looked for grain elevator kits but they didn't look like the real thing. Instead, I made some based on photographs I had taken in various locations in Saskatchewan and I am really pleased with how they turned out. It took me a while to get into this scratch building mode but now I seldom buy a kit anymore.
  3. Partsman

    Partsman Member

    Dec 19, 2000
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    There's a nice article on the older grain elevators in Saskatchewan with lots of pictures in the January issue of Railroad and Railfan.

    We travel west to Alberta by car in July every year and I must admit I take a lot of side trips just to take pictures of some of these older structures myself.

    The old style ones are disappearing quickly and being replaced with 'High through-put' massive concrete structures. Soon they will only exist through the medium of model train layouts and pictures.

    [This message has been edited by Partsman (edited 01-01-2001).]