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Re: My TT world

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:27 pm

Here are all my modules together (there are still 2 to build) with a few trains.
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Re: My TT world

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:25 am

Hey Bill, now that you mention it, I remember that very well. Did you guys increase the radius or just chop it up into pieces?
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Re: My TT world

Postby railtwister » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:18 am

ConducTTor wrote:Hey Bill, now that you mention it, I remember that very well. Did you guys increase the radius or just chop it up into pieces?


Hi Alex,

We significantly increased the radius, and added some turnouts and long circular staging tracks on each loop as well. I don't remember the exact statistics, but I think the overall diameter is now over 10 feet with at least two staging tracks plus the mainline, each. The old loops were one piece modules, four feet wide by five feet long, and used 22" radius. They were about as large as was practical to still be one piece, since when I built them, I had to transport them both in my Dodge van (now my Honda Odyssey). The new loops were built by the club as a group effort, and get stored in the club's big trailer, which is now pretty full. I built the original, smaller end loops thirty years ago, and I still have them. I'm pretty amazed that they have held up as well as they have and never expected them to last for so long.

The club is planning to display their modules at the upcoming NMRA National in Orlando this summer, so you can see them then if you can make it down. I have been a little less active in the group for the past rew years, since I moved and it's now a 100 mile round trip to Miami to attend any activities. That, plus my sore back hasn't gotten any better, probably from lugging around heavy modules for all these years!

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Re: My TT world

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:51 am

10' diameter - wow! Are there pictures posted anywhere?
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Re: My TT world

Postby railtwister » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:57 pm

Hey Alex,

Apparently, there aren't a lot of photos of the new loops, mostly because they were not intended as showpieces, but more as functional necessities. However, by looking back as far as last April on the ECHOES Facebook site, I saw that one of our members (Oscar Yanin) posted a group of several photos, one of which showed most of one of the loops. Now I need to see if I can get it to post here...


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Re: My TT world

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:24 pm

Pretty cool thanks for the pic. Now if we really wanted to get funky, we'd make 2 shallow helixes and all our modules double decker and stage the trains on the bottom level :shock:
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Re: My TT world

Postby ConducTTor » Wed May 01, 2019 4:34 pm

Updates to a few items available for 3D print:

The Blomberg trucks for LokNRoll/Lionel locos are now a set making them cheaper.

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The U30b truck sideframes are also available as a set making them cheaper.

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2 bay covered hopper, 3 bay covered hopper, mill gondola expected to be available in about a month.

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Re: My TT world

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:12 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Updates to a few items available for 3D print:

The Blomberg trucks for LokNRoll/Lionel locos are now a set making them cheaper.

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The U30b truck sideframes are also available as a set making them cheaper.

IMG_3629.jpg


2 bay covered hopper, 3 bay covered hopper, mill gondola expected to be available in about a month.

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Re: My TT world

Postby RodTT » Thu May 02, 2019 7:10 am

So does the Sebnitz truck/wheel assembly fit inside the Blomberg sideframe assembly?
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My TT world

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 02, 2019 10:54 am

The Blomberg trucks are made specifically for LokNRoll gear towers used in Lionel based models.

However, you can chop the sideframes off the center section and use them on whatever you want.


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