Getting started!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by screwysquirrel, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Well, all the track arrived Thursday for the new, smaller railroad


    Here's the track itself, before it was unpacked

    The Loot!
  2. and heres the track

    I just laid the track down and sized the plan here. no rails actually joined. matches the trackplan quite well!

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  3. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Looks real good! You have a great start there and hope to see more of it.
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looking good. :thumb:
    You'll be running trains soon. :)
  5. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Looks real cool, SS. ;)

    TrainClown :D
  6. Slice

    Slice New Member

    Here is a newbie question... on the plan there are two joints labeled "insulated." What does that mean?
  7. Insulated

    It would fully say 'Insulated Track Join' spots where I would place one insulated join to add a booster wire.
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Lookin' good friend! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Looking good there. Now the fun begins and be sure to keep us posted on your
    progress. Injoy building your layout.

    Ron :thumb: :wave:
  10. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Best to ya!
  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Cool! :thumb:
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    That layout looks like fun :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    SS, it looks like you're off to a great start. I really like how your loop curves in and out in kind of an hour glass shape instead of just running parallel to the sides of the layout. I think it makes the track plan more interesting. ;)


  14. that was part of the plan all along :)

    As of right now, the inglenook is wired and working. Spent a little time with the switching game this afternoon...which doesn't really get too old. I will need to solder the power connection though.

    Once I get all the track joined together Im planning to glue the track to the board with a little school glue on each unit.
  15. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Looking good SS!
  16. its up!

    some under construxtion photos

    Here's the yard, full!

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  17. The first test run

    Testing the loop with an 11-car freight!

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  18. An overead view of the yard

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  19. Fully assembled

    Fully assembled with a small UP consist

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  20. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    The fun part is always running that first train!!!!!

    Looks good!!!! :thumb:

    Mike :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

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