Puttin' the gons to work.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nachoman, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Anyone ever do this? I used to load my gons up with track spikes and wheel them along as I layed track. I hadn't done this in years, but last night I loaded one up again as I started spiking rail. It does serve a purpose other than fun - it tests your track out as you move along. As it turns out, the gon would bump across the special turnout I constructed, but but my test truck rolled fine. After further investigation, the wheelsets on the gon are slightly tight in gauge. I guess I made the turnout to tighter tolerances than the prefab turnouts, and the out-of gauge trucks gave a little bit of a problem. I may now be looking for new wheelsets that will fit in a MDC truck frame :)


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  2. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Thats a good idea! I've been using mine to hold all the small bits of scrap rail, ties et all. Perhaps, I've found a new purpose for it! haha
  3. yep the good ol mow trick now we just got to get our little people to do the spikeing lol good idea tho ill remember that later when i set up my ho layout

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