Linear Train Track [unlooped]

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Rawman, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Rawman

    Rawman New Member

    Is this doable? Looking to get as close to the wall as possible.

    I was thinking of setting up an 8 or 12 foot wall
    mount shelving track. Basically a straight line[unlooped]
    where the train toggles back and forth.

    I asked my local dealer if this was ever invented and he
    said yes. There was some type of device which put
    the train in an alternating forward and reverse movement.
    He also said when he had it, it cost about $50. and there
    was little call for it. He thinks it was discontinued.

    If this is no good then what would be the tightest turn
    you can make in a looped track. Someone in the forum
    said they have a 13" wide board. What would be smallest
    amount of turn space using flexible track for N scale.

    I am toying with the idea of stacked tracks for multiple trains
    going simultaniously.


  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hello Raw, and welcome to the gauge.
    Modelex in the Uk do a reversing modules for around $25, don't know if they have a website or not.
    You can get away with an 18" wide board to turn N-scale around on.
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Yep, I was just gonna recommend Berkshire myself.
  5. billk

    billk Active Member

    Rawman -
    Have you ever read the book "Small, Smart & Practical" (or something like that) by Iain Rice? It has some pretty cool ideas for shelf layouts.
    Kalmbach publishes it.
  6. Rawman

    Rawman New Member

    Greaat! The reversing unit was exactly what I was
    looking for. Space saver it is.


    Now I to need to find a bullet train with engines on both
    sides. has anyone seen bullet trains in N gauge.
  7. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

  8. billk

    billk Active Member

  9. Rawman

    Rawman New Member

    Thanks so much gents. You've given me some great ideas
    for a wall length shelf mount "point-to-point" railway.

    I checked out Kato and like very much their Bullet set.
    Also, when I get tired of the bullets I can switch to
    the trolly type trains. [the pushmepullyou's]

    Quickie. Has anyone seen or used the Reversing
    unit from Berkshire and if so are there any bugs or
    drawbacks to using this unit?


  10. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    The other's beat me to it! I saw your question Rawman and couldn't answer at work. They did forget one to look for GREENMAX, they've done some bullet stuff in N. It's just they have no "english" catalogs or website. :(
    But they do have nice stuff, the buildings are real nice. They have trolley kits also.
    Heres their addy:


    On the side I'm part way throught repainting my Sud TGV, to my lines colors.:D :D

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