Marklin Z scale. Catenary vs ballast after the fact.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Amazonas, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Amazonas

    Amazonas New Member

    I'm buidling my first Z scale layout. I'm using IBL cork roadbed. I was thinking I wouldn't ballast the track right away but possibly do it down the line.

    I was also planning on adding catenary at some later date.

    Then I started leaning toward doing ballasting right away. But I've realized that if I am going to lay ballast and I want catenary I will have to do catenary first because the poles slot into the track. If I lay ballast this prevents me from added catenary later. Yes?

    Is this thinking correct or are the effective ways of adding catenary later even when ballast has been laid?

    Would welcome any comments. Thanks.
  2. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author Member

    I'm sure either way would work with care and patience, but I'd protect the slots where the catenary goes, and ballast first.
  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Ja, otherwise you'll need to remove the ballast where you want to put the new catinary.

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