Unknown layout plan

Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:51 pm

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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby TTbahner » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:11 pm

Ok. Got it.
Should I keep next question here or open a new thread?
The question is: how to convert BTTB turnout switch to nice and "invisible"?
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:19 pm

TTbahner wrote:Ok. Got it.
Should I keep next question here or open a new thread?
The question is: how to convert BTTB turnout switch to nice and "invisible"?


Please explain what you mean by invisible. If you want the switch to be invisible, you need to go pick up a cloaking device at Radioshack. If you mean by having the motor hidden, there are many ways to accomplish this, ConducTTor has an example of that on one of his posts somewhere.
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby TTbahner » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:01 pm

Could you explain please regarding Radioshack? What should be done with cloacking device?
What's the difference between cloacking device and hidden motor?
I thought about existing switch to hide.
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:19 pm

LOL! I have a writeup on how to use old el mechs (BTTB) with Tillig switches but not how to make them "hidden" (the general term being "under table"). I haven't gotten to that point yet on the new layout and haven't done it before. So, hopefully someone else can chime in with specifics.

However, the basic idea is this:

You put the mechanism under the "table" or "board" or whatever is considered to be the rail level and drill a hole up to the switch.
The mechanism has an extension that moves the switch points via a small hole in the (I don't know the proper term) sleeper connecting the points. The switch machine could look like this HO version:

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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:26 pm

I have not had luck with the Atlas under the layout switch machine pictured above. The throw rod has too much flex to it to make a consistent switch connection. (For example, I had a number of derailments due to the points getting "picked" because the points were not being held in place right by the machine.)

TTbahner wrote:Could you explain please regarding Radioshack? What should be done with cloacking device?
What's the difference between cloacking device and hidden motor?
Thanks


Regarding Radioshack: the chain, all of it, sucks for getting parts from, and I have become so frustrated with them not carrying basic electronic parts anymore that messing with some of the simpletons that often work there has become a hobby of mine, and I recently got the local store spun up on trying to order a cloaking device, with the employees calling other stores, asking for one.

The cloaking device does not exist yet..... :(
The hidden motor is mounting the switch motor under the track to help with making the layout more realistic in appearance.
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby TTbahner » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:33 pm

Sorry about stupid questions. Just doing first steps in RR modeling
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:40 pm

TTbahner wrote:Sorry about stupid questions.


No such thing.

TTbahner wrote:Just doing first steps in RR modeling


We've all done it. And we're all still learning.
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:17 pm

TTbahner wrote:Sorry about stupid questions.

There are no stupid questions here. Just trying to maintain a good sense of humor.

TTbahner wrote:Just doing first steps in RR modeling

Every journey begins with the completion of first steps.
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Re: Unknown layout plan

Postby CSD » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:02 pm

TTbahner, here is an old Zeuke track plan book. Keep in mind that these will only work for Zeuke or BTTB track as the new Tillig stuff has a different geometry.
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