Here I go again.....

Re: Here I go again.....

Postby WillYart » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:59 am

Oh excellent, your layout is off to a great start! So are those 1x4's? What is the material you are using for the legs?

I'm interested in seeing the next revision of the layout plan.
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:12 pm

Actually 1 x 2 x 6'. I decided to go lightweight and use the smallest wood that I think will handle the task. The legs are table legs (aluminum) I purchased from Rockler. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page ... te=ROCKLER
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:54 pm

A half hour here, a half hour there, moving forward. Staging track fit check.

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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby WillYart » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:22 am

ConducTTor wrote:Actually 1 x 2 x 6'. I decided to go lightweight and use the smallest wood that I think will handle the task. The legs are table legs (aluminum) I purchased from Rockler. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page ... te=ROCKLER


Huh, good for you. Hey I followed the link. Those legs are just the thing for trains, designed to be height adjustable!

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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby WillYart » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:36 am

Hey, how is it going? You any closer to running trains?
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:04 pm

No progress rail wise. I'm testing out different material to lay the track on.
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:33 pm

ConducTTor wrote:No progress rail wise. I'm testing out different material to lay the track on.


What do you plan on using for roadbed?
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:35 pm

Don't know yet. Waiting on caulk to dry to try out some 1/4" rubber sheet.
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:52 pm

It's been a while. After building my portable layout I started thinking a bit differently about what I want. The biggest change in thought was that I want a simpler layout that actually has a chance of ever getting finished. Also, as bigger layouts tend to take a long time to complete I want to be able to move it to a new home if that were to happen.

So, I designed my track plan for 3 5'1" X 4' modules. The complete layout is designed to fit in a minimum 10'3" X 13'2" space (diagonally). The layout itself is 4'X15'3".

Mainly I wanted long platforms for passenger trains and no more than 3% incline to staging. Here's what I've come up with after many iterations. Feel free to critique.
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Re: Here I go again.....

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:28 pm

Regarding the roadbed: I have found that Woodland Scenics' N scale roadbed to work quite nicely with TT scale track. I would recommend getting the big roll package versus the short strip package though, as it makes the job of laying track a little easier, with fewer tack pins needed.
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