Riser help with EZ track?

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by aslan, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. aslan

    aslan Member

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    Where do you start the first riser? Where they first are joined? The middle? (I'm using HO)
    Thanks,
    Stan
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Generally you would do it at the joint.

    What type of risers are you using?
  3. aslan

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    At this point (just starting my layout) I'm either thinking of making my own or buying the ones from Bachman. (either the 14 or the 8 piece set.) Any suggestions as to which one??
    Thanks,
    Stan
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    It all depends on what you are going to do. With the ones from Bachmann (if they are the ones I think they are) they are just glorified bridge piers. Your track will just be hanging out in the air.

    If you are considering embankments and such you may want to look at the risers from Woodland Scenics. They come in varying grades from 1% to 4%.

    I am going to have to dig out photos of the old layout that used Bachmann EZ-Track on. The reason that layout failed had nothing to do with the EZ_track it had to do with my poor planning.