Work has finally begun on my first layout...

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Troy, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Troy

    Troy Member

    I only need a 2" and 4" riser to make up the rest of the mountain so it won't be long before I start laying some track down. Im starting to think I may gone a bit overboard on the curves. They look really tight! I done it all freelance so its to be expected I suppose....

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  2. Troy

    Troy Member

    One more....

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  3. Troy

    Troy Member

    Thanks mate, I thought thats what it symbolized.

  4. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Troy....I agree on those curves on the two nearest corner in the first picture. They are pretty sharp. Otherwise your coming along great.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Troy: if you haven't bought them yet, you could make risers out of the blue styrofoam a lot more cheaply.
  6. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Looks good. Keep them pics comin!:D
  7. Troy

    Troy Member

    Ive got a fair bit of the track down now and have some more photos to share....
    It wasnt easy laying flextrack for a beginner but Ive worked it out now and its not so bad. One thing I noticed was that the joins have to be soldered before laying flex on curves or I would end up with kinks.



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  8. Troy

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  9. Troy

    Troy Member

    And another...

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  10. Hoss

    Hoss Member

    In that last picture I noticed your cork wasn't angled on the outsides like most (or at least like the Midwest stuff I use). What kind of cork is it??

    You layout looks good though. I like the track plan. :)
  11. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    CHOO CHOO!!!

    CHooOOOOO chooOOOOO!!!!

    Doesn't it feel great to finally run a train around? Even if it is just a portion of your entire plan? :) :)

    I love it!
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    It sure does. I layed one line of my double track first just so I could run a train
  13. Troy

    Troy Member

    Re: CHOO CHOO!!!

    Yes it sure does!
    I can't wait to get the rest of the mountain done now.

    Im not sure if I should lay the rest of the track up the mountain now or wait until I have the bridges in place?

    Im still undecided on the types of bridges I would like in the two spots where you see gaps in the cork but I was thinking that maybe I can lay the track anyway and then later on I could put the bridges in from under the track.

    Anyone have any suggestions for me concerning this?


  14. Troy

    Troy Member


    The cork is made by Hanovale Model Castings which is local to my area (Gold Coast, Australia)
  15. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Re: Bridges?

    For my layout (1950's era) I wanted to have plenty of wood bridges, so I scratch built a few. I am in the same situation as you, in that I didn't lay the track leading up to it because of the bridges. See, the ties on the bridges are different than regular ties in that they are closer together and wider as well.

    What I plan to do is lay that section of track AFTER the bridge is in place. But to do this, I will need to weather it beforehand, to keep the bridge from getting paint on it, then remove the ties from the rails where it crosses the bridge. Here's a picture of one of the bridges I'm talking about:

    (The original thread got buried pages ago... can be found here.)

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  16. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Looking real good, like the trestle bridge.

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