what do i do?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by flare_951, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. flare_951

    flare_951 New Member

    i know its been ahwile but i got a bunch of flex trak by atlas and a whole bunch of cork roadbed and my "train table" is set up but i dont know where to start!!!!!!!!!!

    i need ideas to do something with it or ill go mad!!!!

    as of now i have cars an engine and lots of space, so any thing to do would be appreiciated.

    thanks for any and all replys,
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    If you have a track plan try laying the track only, and loose, to the plan to see if its going to work. You can use those plastic capped thumbtacks to hold the track in place.This way, you'll catch the trouble spots before they crop up. If it works,what I do is trace around the track.This will aid in laying your cork road bed.
    This should get you started.
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Doesn't sound like he has a plan. I think that's what he's looking for. Am I right? If I am, then how big is the table?
  4. flare_951

    flare_951 New Member

    i have a track plan sort of... i took your advice and started learning to use cork with the table and lay some track. i cant uplaod any pics cause there too big(3.51MB). im gonna start my control panel soon... whats wheathering??????

    i hope that helps u help me,
  5. theBear

    theBear Member

    What's weathering you ask, one could say it is the art of making your nice new and clean models look like the dirty, greasy, and rusted things that are for real.
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    flare: weathering is making the trains or buildings or whatever look as if it's been out in the real world, not in the dealer's showroom. We have a bunch of threads somewhere around here showing what's been done. It starts with little bits of dust and dirt, oil stains, smoke and exhaust, and goes on to broken boards, unpainted wood, missing shingles...
    Trick is to stop before the viewer says "how does anything that dilapidated still hold together?"
  7. theBear

    theBear Member

    David that just about sums it up, flare you can start by rusting your rails.

    Rails sure are rusty except for the tops ;-). Oh, this is actually counter to trying to keep your track clean so the electicity can get to the engine.

    You rust the sides (inside and outside of the rails).

    I haven't messed up any of my cars or locos yet. My wife keeps asking when I'm going to put the grafetti on the rolling stock and why aren't your engines a blackened rusty mess yet.

    Well I have functioning car washers unlike the real railroads ;-).

    But I do have rusty rails.

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