Getting started!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by screwysquirrel, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    Well, all the track arrived Thursday for the new, smaller railroad

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    Here's the track itself, before it was unpacked

    The Loot!
  2. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    and heres the track

    I just laid the track down and sized the plan here. no rails actually joined. matches the trackplan quite well!

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    Looks real good! You have a great start there and hope to see more of it.
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Mike
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    Looking good. :thumb:
    You'll be running trains soon. :)
  5. TrainClown

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    Looks real cool, SS. ;)

    TrainClown :D
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    Here is a newbie question... on the plan there are two joints labeled "insulated." What does that mean?
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    Insulated

    It would fully say 'Insulated Track Join' spots where I would place one insulated join to add a booster wire.
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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Lookin' good friend! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Looking good there. Now the fun begins and be sure to keep us posted on your
    progress. Injoy building your layout.

    Ron :thumb: :wave:
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    Sir_Prize Member

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    Cool!
    Best to ya!
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    Cool! :thumb:
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    That layout looks like fun :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    SS, it looks like you're off to a great start. I really like how your loop curves in and out in kind of an hour glass shape instead of just running parallel to the sides of the layout. I think it makes the track plan more interesting. ;)

    John
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    that was part of the plan all along :)


    As of right now, the inglenook is wired and working. Spent a little time with the switching game this afternoon...which doesn't really get too old. I will need to solder the power connection though.

    Once I get all the track joined together Im planning to glue the track to the board with a little school glue on each unit.
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    Looking good SS!
  16. screwysquirrel

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    its up!

    some under construxtion photos

    Here's the yard, full!

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    The first test run

    Testing the loop with an 11-car freight!

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    An overead view of the yard

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    Fully assembled

    Fully assembled with a small UP consist

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  20. fifer

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    The fun part is always running that first train!!!!!

    Looks good!!!! :thumb:

    Mike :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: