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Offline womblenz

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2006, 08:15:38 PM »
Hi Jim.

The rail is in 3 ft lengths. What I plan to do is postion the turnout and cut the rail to whatever lenght needed.
The jig is 6 in long I felt that was long enough to start with until i get the hang of itthen we micht go a bit longer.
I will have a pc tie every 1 ft to help with gauge and for power feeds but I won't have power on every pc tie.

Hope that helps

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2006, 12:15:08 PM »
Thats a big heap of ties you have there! How long is your tie jig? How long are the N rail sections? I know.....so many questions but I'm following your construction closely as one day I might try my hand at hand laying some HOn3 track; or in my case perhaps dual gauge HO - HOn3 sections. Keep up the good work!!!

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2006, 12:13:17 PM »
Warren, you're a better man than I. I would have chunked all that out in the yard a long time ago. LOL. That is some fine work. Considering it is N scale, I think it's great work. Keep it up, and keep us posted.

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 04:22:41 AM »
Hi All.

Sorry i didn't answer sooner Jim but I've been thinking about it.
I've decided to use joiners to start with to allow movement with temp changes.

While I'm in the chat room i spend some cutting these.


Here's one of the tie jig.


Here it is loaded ready to go.


Then once the glue is on the cork we lay them out.


Then I lay some wieghts and allow to dry for 24 hrs.

more to come soon for now

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 08:55:55 AM »
Glad to see the track crew at it again  :o:
After mastering the turnouts that you have made, laying straight track sections will really go fast for you.
How long are the sections that you will be building; and will the connections be soldered or just coupled together?
Excellent progress Warren!!! :up:

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 03:43:29 AM »
 :Update:

Well after much delay some progress towards track laying has began.  :cow:

Over the last couple of days I manage to start the tie jig for main line.

It's not finished yet but here are some pics.




The next week should see it finished so I can start laying some ties and rail.

More soon

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006, 05:13:34 PM »
Hi Jim

yes the whole shebang. Isaw a handlaid HOn3 about 15 years ago and loved it.

I thought it just had that something extra and decided then that when I did mine I would handlay but my concern was turnouts being relable. Upon finding fastrack and getting a jig and using it alot of my fears have gone.

I have given myself 25 to life for it  LOL.

I hope to start laying track in next couple of weeks waiting for order of ties from kappler mill and lumber co.

until then

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Re: Trackwork
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 04:35:10 PM »
WOW! I just saw Your track plan. Are you going to hand lay the whole shebang? That is some major modeling if You are. My hats off to You either way. I can't wait to see the final result, should be awe inspiring if what we see so far is an indication. Your photos are great. Thanks for sharing. :toocool:

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Trackwork
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 05:37:10 AM »
Hi all.

  Since I'm on a roll. I will be hand laying trackwork in code 55. For the turnouts I 've purchased a jig from fastrack.

I have found it to be very easy to use and are very impressed with it. As i need 90 odd seemed to be a good idea to match with track.

It is not a very good photo as I'm aslo learning that I will try to get better and post a better shot later.

So here it is



cheers womblenz
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