The M.A.T. goes mushroom

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Matthyro, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    That is a long run Robin. I still think the MAT looks great.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Oh, to be living in S. Ontario again... I never thought I would be pinin' for the 'Golden Horseshoe"... ;)

    Well, we can all look forward to the BBQ...

  3. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Imagine if they were the old 89' passengers or intermodal flats.
    That!... would be long.

    Looking great, Dude!
    :thumb: :thumb:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I am now in the process of laying cork roadbed in the BIG BEND area. This is halfway between levels

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  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member


    Geeee Robin, that is EXTENSIVE!!!!!
    Beautifully thought out AND built. I've seen the theory of the multilevel bases but that is most admirable. You still got all your fingers? :D

    If you dim incandescent lamps too much they give off infra red, photography colour correction might become a problem and the LPB's are likely to get heatstroke! (not that they do much other than languish in comfort :D )

    Altogether a mighty bit of stuctural engineering my friend. Very well done.

  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Track Plan

    Thanks Errol. I haven't progressed much but many of you have asked for my track plan.
    I drew it up on paper so don't know how well you can see it. Maybe I will try one of those cad programs next. In any case the room limits are outlined in red. The squares are 12"
    I show the lower level at the top and the upper level at the bottom

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  7. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    All I can say is INCREDIBLE!
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered


    The logging area is begining to take shape. The roadbed is in place now tracklaying can begin. Most of the track here will be Nn3 narrow gauge. I am using z scale track for this.
    This first photo shows the community of Tsawwati

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered


    The next photo shows the community of Hanatsa. The logging company that will operate here is known as the Tangle Creek Logging Co.

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  10. 3phase

    3phase Member

    That is a kick ass layout, i wish i had the room for that.
  11. siderod

    siderod Member

    Hey Matthyro,

    Lookin GREAT! Keep it up!
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks folks, am struggling to get the dual gauge section done and will post more as I go.
  13. sschaer

    sschaer Member


    just found this thread and read all the pages. amazing work ! keep the pics coming. this sure gives me some ideas for my (hopefully) soon to come larger layout.
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great Robin!!!! Looking forward to seeing the logging area develop!! Are those names based on real places or are they your own creation?

  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Val, the names are real and are located in the Cascade range of mountains in BC where some logging goes on.
  16. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    Awsome job Robin :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Rich
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Dual gauge

    Well here it is. Narrow gauge meets standard gauge. I have just realized I missed adding a section of guard rail so will have to do that.
    The narrow gauge track is Peco Z scale.

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  18. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Very interesting, I was debating on doing this at two crossings on the CVR. Both the H&NW and TG&B were narrow gauge, while the CVR was a standard gauge RR.

    I wonder how hard it would be to hand lay a dual gauge crossover?
  19. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Will: A crossover or a crossing? Narrow crosses standard or both cross both?
    or three rails all the way through a scissors crossover? :thumb: :eek:
    Easiest to make the narrow gauge all dummy and just bring it up to the standard and lay dummy narrow gauge diamond -- don't even cut the standard.
  20. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Robin you always inspire me! The narrow gauge to standard gauge trackage looks great!

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