I have started construction

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by takev, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. takev

    takev Member

    Aug 6, 2003
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    well I have used cork floor tiles and cut
    them with a knive to about 1 inch width.
    The hight is about 4mm, which would be about 2 foot high in prototype, which in the netherlands is very high, roadbed here looks like about 1 foot. But near towns the roadbed is flush with the street, so that street/track crossings are flat.

    What I do see is that sometimes they have an high subroadbed from sand (and plants, grass, etc). On top of this they have the roadbed of about 1 foot and ontop of this is the actualy track. I think I can simulate this with the cork.

    Also they use very large balast here, it is light grey and about if you lay down 4 stones next to each other it is about the with of a tie.

    HO style balast is to fine even for N scale track.

    I'm now laying down the track on the cork, which is quite difficult to get the tight corners I need, as the track springs back. I guess I will know in 48 hours if the track will hold as then the glue will have set.