Laying out NTrak modules

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Starting to plan the track work for my two new NTrak modules. Going for a logging scene and will be switchbacking up from the blue line to the mountain division. Using a 5% grade for the 3" of rise. Nothing in the picture is anchored. I have everything pinned in place continually rearranging the layout. Satisfied with the first switchback, pinned some track into place as I had to test it. No problem for the Atlas Shay, pulled everything up the grade with no problems. My littleClimax on the other hand was only able to pull one log bunk. Guess She will have to be used for shuttle service in one of the upper camps I have planned.

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  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    That Climax is too cool:thumb:
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Hey Bill.
    Think it'll be ready before Springfield?
  4. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Good question "88", having trouble finding free time to work on it. Long long way to go yet. Did get some done today. Beautiful day to be outside grinding syrofoam insulation. Using my homemade hot wire cutter to shape the left mountain - too darn slow. Found that a 2" sander in my drill worked real well. Messy, but a lot quicker. Made the mountain top removable to facilitate making track connections at shows. (Also to rescue derailments inside)

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