Having trouble laying out that gi-normous outside curve on the new layout? Do what the prototype civil engineers did. Use degree of curvature instead of radius. You don’t need the center point of the arc.
I've been working on my swing gate for my railroad and finally finished the track portion. This finishes the series of blog posts. If you would like to follow from the beginning below are the links to the posts going from the most recent to the oldest:
Finally got moving, slowly as it is.
The benchwork is modular, based on the Battleframe series of modular games table bases by Back 2 Base-ix, though if I was to try again I would NOT have a layout this small modular, with nothing to align the track but the flatness of the tabletop.The magnets used to connect these things are strong, but have this annoying tendency to not fit in the holes correctly. It would also reduce disconnection of track.
I recently purchased the Walthers round house kit # 107598 for my 2'x4' layout. I need to add a turntable. I've read that the Atlas ones are not compatable with this one. I don't plan on using DCC for my layout so one one those DCC compatible ones with the motor is not required. Has anyone used the Peco part # 552-1755 one? Would this one work? I would maybe make my own motor setup for it, and add a operators side shed to it.
Anyone have any suggestions?
My recent n-scale trackwork using code 55 and proto 87 stores frogs.
I am in the process of replacing some HO Atlas remote switches with Peco code 100 in a staging area.
I installed the Peco side mount switch machines. I wired them per the instructions and discovered the switch would only work in one direction. I am using the previous momentary toggle switches used with the Atlas switches.
I talked with the supplier of the Peco switches and he said they need a 16v source putting a minimum of 2 amps to perform.
I've been putting off doing the trackwork on my swing gate because I've never done it before, but this weekend I bit the bullet and started the process. Since all of my benchtop is 2" foam I have to add rigid supports for the track where it crosses the swing gate in order to insure proper track alignment.
Well the purpose of building two GE 85 Ton Locomotives was so I could run them in an open pit much like they did for HBMS Flin Flon and in the Bingham Canyon Pit Utah, if not in other places as well.
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Recent blog posts
- Starting the landscape at Ullapool station throat
- Watch for Update Grande Pacific
- Proto 2000
- Spur Line Express
- Another update on my micro layout
- time periods
- The mountain behind the turntable....basic plaster work done
- IAIS's West End - UP's Pool Yard
- Degree of Curvature
- Detailing HO scale commuter equipment...Part Two