A friend of mine just shared this with me. The aerial photo is from Carbonia, Italy. Looks like a wye for a very compact space! Looks like a good Fast Tracks project.
It's time to install some switch machines in my layout. Not because anything is hard to reach or that the layout is large, but just because I want them. I've bought a herd of tortoises and am about halfway through the job. I thought it might be interesting to document my adventures here in hopes that others will share their experiences too.
While I'm waiting for Dave at Backdrop Junction to print my order for backdrops I wanted to make some kind of progress on the layout so I decided to do some track painting. I don't have any special method, but just follow what I've seen here on MRH and in some books and magazines that I've read. The only thing that I did was custom match the rail color to an actual photo of track. My tie colors are a mixture of flat Testors colors.
Video on painting rail with latex paint. Simple with little or no mess.
Intending to lay Unitrack N gauge and use 315mm radius as the largest curve. There will be a double track section and on the curves I will use the 282mm curve on the inside.From one track to other I want to use #6 turnouts.But 2 say#6 LH wouldn't give the correct track centre. What is the answer to this? Hope you can understand my problem - no hobby shop within 400 miles to me
Here is an update on my progress on the BNML. Morris to St Jean...
This diagram shows the area covered in this update.
All the tricky bits of benchwork seem to be located in this section. The outside corner is complicated by the fact that it crosses the descending ramp to staging, so clearances are tight. And I also built my first super elevated curve. Works good so far!
I am looking for opinions from other CVMW track users on how they have gone about painting and weathering their track.
I have seen how some paint the track sections prior to laying, and then also how some lay the unpainted track first then paint and ballast, then lay rails.
I am particularly after thoughts on using oil based or water based paints on the ties, and painting the rails either by airbrush or paint pens (Floquil/Woodland Scenics).
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