Help me with my show layout

Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby railtwister » Fri May 10, 2013 8:40 am

Hi Alex,

For my On30 modules, I used the New Rail Products BluePoint switch machines. They are not motorized, but they are cleverly designed around a double-pole, double-throw toggle switch so that they have a very positive snap action, and provide excellent electrical control for the frog polarity. They look very similar to the Tortoise, but are slightly smaller (and less expensive), but if all you have is 2-1/2" of depth to play with, you might also have to mount them on their sides as well.

I use R/C model aircraft hardware to make up the pushrod linkage that activates the turnuots through holes mounted in the fascia. A simple plastic faceted bead from the craft store screwed onto the threaded end of the pushrod link serves as a push-pull knob. I like it especially because it makes it easy to have controls for the same turnout on either or both sides of the module.

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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 10, 2013 9:35 am

Arseny wrote:Some russian modellers use polarized relays instead switching machines.


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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 10, 2013 11:58 am

Thanks Bill, I'll check those out today.
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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 10, 2013 3:23 pm

Well, just came by from the train shop. No Blue Point in stock so Tortoise it is.
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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Tue May 14, 2013 6:50 pm

Just out of curiosity, what do you plan on running on your display layout?
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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby ConducTTor » Tue May 14, 2013 11:34 pm

Whatever SW1200s I have at that time, the Tillig "FP7", GC boxcars, Rail TT cars. Maybe a GP9 or two (non powered), probably a Blue Tiger since it's a hood body, maybe the Tillig BR 107. Maybe the Roco BR 18-201 since it's a big red steamer and it draws the eye. Haven't thought about it much yet.
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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby Arseny » Wed May 15, 2013 1:51 am

I beleive it's very important to show some available TT-scale rolling stock and locomotives to show the visitors that TT is alive and some railroad models in TT exist. Not only European, but American ones also.
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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu May 16, 2013 9:17 pm

Our display has been confirmed for our setup. We will be located at #870, with a 4' x 16' display, which is actually the smallest display that we have put on at a train show to this point.

The bulk of it will be comprised of our modular layout, with areas set aside for pictures, pamphlets, as well as our large scale 4-4-0, as we are representing not only TT scale, but the Possum Central Railroad as well at the show.
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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 16, 2013 9:50 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:Our display has been confirmed for our setup. We will be located at #870


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Re: Help me with my show layout

Postby Arseny » Fri May 17, 2013 12:49 am

AngrySailor302 wrote:Our display has been confirmed for our setup.


We want photos! :grin:
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