Train show - DC part 4 of???

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by davidstrains, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    to continue:

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    some good looking heavy steam

    a nicely done cave

    and some more bridges

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  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    The Kentuckiana Society of N-scalers had a very elaborate yard and scratch-built passenger terminal that I believe represented the Louisville Union Station.

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  4. davidstrains

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    the quality of the bridge building just amazed me. So much detail in such little space :) :)

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  5. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    one more set for tonight.

    The Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ntrak club was represented by these modules. Well done and the Autumn scene has some humor hidden in the layout.

    Notice the cars by the driveway. A Caterpillar tractor has run into the car backing out of the driveway.

    Look near the house to the right of the steps at the bird bath. That is a cow drinking from the bath. :D :D

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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I am pleased some Canadians got to the show with their modules.
    Just amazing some of the work that has gone into all the modules.
    That Louisville station building is stunning.
  7. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Fantastic! The station and the canadian modules are delightful!
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Just a quick question. Oh... fabby pics, BTW. :thumb: :cool:

    Why the 3 mainlines on each module? And not 2 (i.e. an "up" and a "down" line?

    What's the third one for?
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Fantastic photos David, and a great show!!! Thanks for posting. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

  10. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Hi Woodie,

    I am not sure of the rationale for the 3 tracks but I know that the nTraker's purpose is to run trains. They mostly display at shows and I would guess that three tracks gives them a lot of opportunity to run multiple trains. I know at prior shows where the Northern VA ntrak modelers have been in charge of the modules, they run an "east" and "west" DCC and the third one is DC for analog runners.

    The ntrak site ( may have the actual reasoning. Whatever it is it is fun.

    Besides the 3 mains many of the clubs also have what they term a "mountain line that sits to the rear of the module and may be elevated. As you have seen here there are many other variations in use - but the 3 mains allow the entire 495 modules to be joined as a complete circuit.
  11. Freelancer

    Freelancer Member

    Hmmm.....did I see a ramp in one of those pictures? That must be for the airborn express. LOL I need to install one of those on my layout, then I won't need to have a lift out section, I can just have my train jump from one end to the other.

    Great pics David, looks like you had a lot of fun.

  12. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    LoL Freelancer :D :D :D
    but this is a great coverage of a show I could only dream of visit as I live in sweden :rolleyes:
    thx alot davidstrains!
  13. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    hi woodie,
    The front two tracks are the east and west mainlines and the rearmost track is the branchline.

    The mainlines cannot have a hill and have a minimum radius of 22" or something. The branchline can have a hill of 1.5% and a minimum radius of 18" so it can provide some visual variation and is a track from which people can add industrial sidings etc.

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