Well this is the best place to start

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by mcbane666, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. umtrr-author

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    There are no commerically available grade crossings through curved track. With Atlas Code 80 track (I don't know about Code 55) you can get away with a 90 degree crossing (right angle) where you'd cut off the straight legs of the track but you'll still have a very short piece of straight track through the crossing. I think that would work though.

    If you truly want what you've illustrated you'll have to hand lay it.
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    Thank for your reply on the crossing. well I don't have pictures loaded yet but i have started building The bench work. I made a little adjustment so I can pull off the smaller section easyer. It's now a 5x3 section, so I will not have to worrie about the small radius.
    I'm building the 5x3 first and once thats finished or close to I will start the 5X5.
    take care.
  3. mcbane666

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    I finally got working on my table.

    I have moved, and well got my self a basement. I have made many purchase's, and by tonight I should be finished with the table.

    I would suggest checking out my website tonight and see what i have done, I will update it more often then this.

    Please any suggestions will be great.
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    Well I finished up my table and added my new controller. here are some pictures.

    Next I will adding the pink foam to the top and planing the placement of the layout.

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    Hey McB....You might want to put another set of cross-braces on those legs (so they make an "X"), and add a couple of 1x4 stringers across the top to lay the foam on. You don't want the top sagging under your weight as you work on the railroad....

    Goos luck..!!
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    Well as far as the X it's pretty darn sturdy, but ya I glued the foam down, came back, and it was like a spring board, so today I am going to add some stringers.
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    Did some track planing tonight
    and well things need some work.

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    Well I started to Assemble my PumpJack.

    Made a few mistakes but I'm ok with it, I used the gel style glue instead of the liquid and this made a mess of the fine details.

    I also didn't mix my paint well and will need to sand it down and try again.

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    I did some Upgrading of my Rail box cars tonight.

    I added Micro Train's roller Bearing Trucks with couplers.

    Switched out the plastic wheels for Atlas metal ones.

    Added some Weight.

    And tryed some Weathering.

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    Got my self a new steamer

    It's a Bachmann 4-8-2

    Same as they used to cross the rockies through Jasper.

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  11. mcbane666

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    Well I got the PumpJack finished tonight.
    I tryed using 12v but the jack ran to fast to be realistic, I found that 3v was about right.

    I would place video up but the wire is a little bent and cause's it to run a bit rough. It is getting better over time, so hopefully soon I can add the video.

    Let me know what you guys think.announce1

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  12. mcbane666

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    Well two weeks ago I moved in with the Girlfriend, which meant I had to move my layout.

    When I built the Layout I had measured it to fit through a door. But forgot to measure the turn in the hall way. Also I never made the legs removable.

    So now I can start all over, at the new place I will be using the corner of the living room. which will allow for a longer track and more scenery. This time I will document more of the layout building for every one that wants to see it.
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    Well that sucks but at the same time, it's always fun to start another new layout. I look forward to the promised updates.
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    Now I have done it, I promised up dates :p
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    Somebodies got to hold you accountable!:mrgreen:
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