Need module ideas

Re: Need module ideas

Postby dileTTante » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:29 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Why no turntable though?
Well, I don't know what locos you have, but you seem to favour diesels and they don't need turntables. I got carried away thinking your module would be an nice way to display the diesels you want to produce, especially if you happened to take it to a train show.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:39 pm

CSD wrote:Why don't you think about doing something a la jpachl?


As lovely as they are, they're more dioramas than modules.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:40 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:I would build a couple of 1' x 2' modules that would fit together in a larger layout.
That would allow you to build a couple of nice scenes and practice scenery, track work and such.
When you get the larger space you will already have the nucleus of your new layout.

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I have a general idea of what I want a large to be like and a small working module is not a part of it - it will be more of an addition.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:43 pm

dileTTante wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:Why no turntable though?
Well, I don't know what locos you have, but you seem to favour diesels and they don't need turntables. I got carried away thinking your module would be an nice way to display the diesels you want to produce, especially if you happened to take it to a train show.


You're pretty much correct (although I like German electrics a lot and have a bunch). The main reason for the turntable is that it's the same as a huge amount of switches but in a very small space.

Thanks all for the feedback :thumbup: Back to the drawing board......
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:08 pm

How about something like this (using Kuehn track):

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Re: Need module ideas

Postby dileTTante » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:14 pm

Since no one has commented, I'll say that this one looks better. It has fewer tricks but still offers some fun. Hope that provides some encouragement.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:52 pm

dileTTante wrote: It has fewer tricks.....
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Thanks Terry. Not using tripple or slip switches really cuts into the real estate.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby MacG » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:45 am

With this small measurement it is a diorama and not a modul.

Jpachl´s diorama is long enough to switching boxcars.

I will build like the german FKTT-modul-norm, but in NA. Each modul is 40cm deep and 90cm long. Without friends it would be an diorama and no layout.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby railtwister » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:17 am

Hi Alex,

Even your new plan won't be able to much in the way of switching because there is no lead track for the switch at the left side of the module. A lead track would need to be at least as long as your longest loco plus 1 of your longest cars (plus a few mm for clearance), but longer would be better. You could make a narrow second module (just one track wide, with minimal framing) to connect to the left side of the module, just for operational purposes. Something like this really screams out "TT-Tracks table top modules" like what Bill Dixon is doing, using the Tillig Bedding track. Seems like that would be a better option, rather than re-inventing the wheel.

Besides, the NMRA National Convention/Trainshow will be in Atlanta in the summer of 2013, and it would be nice if there were some TT modules to display there. If the SW switcher comes to fruition before then, who knows, maybe some other folks would build some modules for the show, too.

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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks Bill. Yes, I was planning on having a narrow single track module as a lead track. I've been thinking about the TT-Tracks modules as well. Still thinking.....
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