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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:23 am

And it's only $16! $14 if you buy 4 or more. I'd love some feedback on how it performs.


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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:24 am

And it's only $16! $14 if you buy 4 or more. I'd love some feedback on how it performs.


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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:45 am

ConducTTor wrote:And it's only $16! $14 if you buy 4 or more. I'd love some feedback on how it performs.


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Preliminary testing on the bench says they work well.
I need to remake my LED indicator. I have one of the LEDs backwards.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:03 am

At the Western Rails setup this last weekend (Sunday March 24, 2019) we had a temporary bodged connection to the back industrial area.
20190324_12 entrance to back area.jpg
With a succession of hard right and left turns, it is a far from ideal connection.

With a bit of work the connection can be made straighter.
20190325_New back Connection.jpg
Juggling track pieces yields a much better alignment. The top track with the turnout was removed from module 15. The turnout was moved to the end of the module and the glue is drying.
The eventual finished state of the module will be:
20190325 Module 15.jpg
Eventually there will be nice finished structures on the module but for now I see painted cardboard mockups.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:09 am

The 45 degree corner set is currently carries in a large bulky cardboard box.
20190325_45 degree corner box.jpg
This takes up a lot of space and is a a pain to manoeuvre through doorways.
They are too large to fit in a module box . . .
20190325_45 degree corner vs module box.jpg
but with the tips of the module cut off they would fit.
I discussed this with Tibi and he agrees that the improvement of ease of transportation would out weigh the modified appearance. Thinking hard about this.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:51 am

The track on module 15 is now updated.
20190326_module 15 modified.jpg

Need to add a loading dock and a base for the warehouse.
And a fascia. May experiment with a black fascia as this module will be behind another module.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:07 am

This last setup it was apparent that we could use a few more power cables.
We were using a seven wire flat cable. As we only use four of the seven wires, I decided to remove the unused outside wires
20190326_seven vs five.jpg
This makes the cables lighter and easier to handle and store.

I went looking for more cable today and couldn't find an exact match. The closest I could find was a four wire flat cable - green / yellow / brown / white.
20190326_new cables.jpg
The green and yellow are OK. I consider the brown as red-brown, and the white as blue-white. From a 25' roll I made a ten foot and a fifteen foot cable.

Also made today were two command station to booster cables.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:17 pm

Bill at the rate you're producing modules, it may be time to buy a barn.


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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:59 am

A long time ago Module 19a was built to provide the end cap for the staging yard.
20150917Finished End Cap.jpg
It never saw much use as shortly after it was made, the whole staging yard was redone and has since been rebuilt again. Thus this module has languished unused in one of the module boxes.
Now with the start of the Industrial back area a module is needed to cap the end of the modules.
20190329_Module 19a modified.jpg
As none of the bumpers matched any track spacing or location, they were all removed and repositioned to match the mainline spacing and locations and the two tracks in front of and behind those mainlines. Shown here with the glue drying for the last bumper, it needs to be resceniced before going back into service.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:09 am

Not up to much recently.
This is what I am working on now.
20190429_full car.jpg

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