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first stab at handlaid track
« on: October 22, 2007, 01:24:52 PM »
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heres my first try at handlaying track. its ME c40 rail on some plastic ties from a old piece of flextrack


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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 01:38:06 PM »
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How is it secured? Just glued to the plastic ties?

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 02:03:49 PM »
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Looks Nice!  Is that WS N-scale ballast?

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 03:13:39 PM »
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yep the the rail is just CA glued to the plastic.

Ed, the ballast is smith and son 50# penn-ohio.

thanks for comments
« Last Edit: October 22, 2007, 03:15:57 PM by envirodude »

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 03:31:31 PM »
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Very nice!!

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 03:44:57 PM »
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what's the deal with the circles though?    ;D

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 04:07:38 PM »
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Grrrr... while I appreciate the effort and skill that goes into hand-laid track, I still have a hard time with the complete lack of spike heads.  And yeah, what gives with the holes?  Must be a very organized band of termites...

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 04:32:32 PM »
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Heh yeah the holes are some molding thing on the bottom of the ME plastic ties, but dont worry some wood ties are on the way ::)

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2007, 04:53:43 PM »
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Lee

yeah the lack of spike heads is annoying but I find it less noticable than oversized plastic spikes.

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 06:20:20 PM »
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Enviro: No one makes N Scale ties? - Campbell, ME, Bueller, anyone?
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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 06:22:51 PM »
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The ballast is the bomb, looks like real rock! - good job. Question: I hate the N scale Caboose Industries ground throws, anyone make anything better, I heard Z Scale might be better, if they made em'
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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 06:23:38 PM »
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There are several manufacturers that make N scale wood ties.  I can't recall any major company, though.  I believe all the good stuff is more cottage-industry production.

The first place, off the top of my head...  http://www.handlaidtrack.com/index.php
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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2007, 06:29:08 PM »
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The wood ties that FT sells are thicker than the PC ties they sell. If that would mater.

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2007, 06:33:33 PM »
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yeah, I heard that the FT ties are kinda thick so I orderd some ties and jointbars from proto87 stores that should be here soon.

thanks to all for comments and suggestions :)
« Last Edit: October 22, 2007, 06:35:52 PM by envirodude »

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Re: first stab at handlaid track
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2007, 06:39:27 PM »
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Looks good

I get my wood ties from Kappler in 1ft lengths and cut to what i need.

I'm still waiting for my order from proto 87 to arrive.


Cheers Warren