Need module ideas

Re: Need module ideas

Postby JBr » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:09 am

ConducTTor wrote: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.....


How about something like this? Not exactly shunting layout but it worked. The station is approx. 3' 7" x 1'. The rest is Tillig's section track.

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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:32 pm

Oh that's a nice idea!
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby MacG » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:30 am

And a shunting puzzle /timesaver? It works with and without the Tillig section track.

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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:05 pm

I've considered a shunting puzzle as well. Still haven't made a decision though :(
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby Biased turkey » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:04 pm

ConducTTor, I'm in the same boat as you are.
I built a 23" X 11" ( N scale ) switching layout.
In order to be just a glorified diorama or more than a simple "tuning fork" such a small layout must ( in my opinion ) include a big saving space item such as a traverser or , in my case, a sectorplate.
A cassette ( the British name that a fiddle yard )allows the layout to be connected to "the rest of the world"

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It's N scale and I'm running 4 axles engines (GP9) and 40'boxcars.That kind of layout would have enough space to run short TT scale engines( Diesellok T 334, BR 92 ) and 2 axles wagons.
Another Belgian modeller built a very similar layout in HOm scale using TT Track:
http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page47/index.html
see bottom of the page.
There is no excuse for not having a TT scale layout at home :smile:

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Re: Need module ideas

Postby Marquette » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:07 am

I've been contemplating something, too... I'm leaning at the moment more towards TTTrak-type modules with which I can eventually put together a proper portable layout. The advantage of this is that I can directly do the prototype locations I'm planning to module.

At the same time I'm also contemplating a scenicked timesaver-type of layout, which I would use for my non-primary modelling focus (namely North Korea)...

I'm hoping to have something or other presentable in time for the November show...
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:43 pm

Good links Turkey thanks. Like Marquette I'm leaning towards TTTrack. We'll see.
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Re: Need module ideas

Postby Biased turkey » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:27 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Good links Turkey thanks. Like Marquette I'm leaning towards TTTrack. We'll see.


With those 2 restrictions: 2'X1' and a TT Track module, you don't have many options and a previous reply to that thread resumes the situation:
"Perhaps a small siding with a related business would work." ( a tuning fork)

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Re: Need module ideas

Postby Marquette » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:56 pm

Well, for my part, I'm looking at it as a convenient way to get an easily transportable layout. And - one that's easily expandable. I could start with Place A, Place E and Place G, then later if I wish, add Places B, C, D and F without trouble! I think modular is really the way to go for a layout...
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Re: Need module ideas

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