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Modeling a ribbon rail train
« on: February 22, 2012, 12:24:23 PM »
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Hi I am trying to model a ribbon rail train (also known as a welded rail or continuous rail train) I have the cars I am having a hard time figuring out how to make the racks and  what to use as the rail. If anyone here has any ideas or has built one and can give me instructions on how to make it it would be much appreciated.  for those who still don't know what I am talking about look at the link below. :tommann:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=175289

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 12:25:58 PM »
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http://www.nscalekits.com/

He has the welded rail you seek.
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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 12:28:32 PM »
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I have looked at these and like them but I'm a broke college student and so I'want to see if there is a way to make them first or if someone has one let me borrow it to make a copy

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 01:03:05 PM »
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get some Evergreen Styrene I beam in approximately the right width - laminate some square stock to the top with some Bondene or Plastic Weld.  File to the right profile.  Repeat.
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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 01:18:39 PM »
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Really? Isn't the N Scale Kits something like $24 for 50' of rail *and* the racks for 5 cars? Doing the equivalent in Evergreen (or Plastruct) will be double that by the time you're done, easily. Plus, the N Scale Kits rail is flexible so the train isn't clotheslined on every curve. The fabricated Evergreen rail will be too stiff, as would "real" rail like raw Code 55.

The kit is one of the biggest bargains in the biz. If you want this particular result, I suggest saving your hobby sheckles in other ways.
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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 09:52:52 PM »
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I did this a few years back. Flat cars - styrene - girder bridge parts for the walkways - ladders - and a kitbashed car to 'ground' or guide the rail to trackside level.









I had some nscale kit rail sent to me to try out.
Even though it was the correct size it was still too rigid to use and negotiate curves. It would fling the cars off the rails.

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 07:04:44 AM »
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I've always been interested in rail trains, this thread and the n-scale kits flexible rail have been an eye-opener.

CN :drool:   Did you decal the ballast hoppers yourself or were they factory painted?

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 11:32:39 AM »
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train 1  I like the look of your ribbonrail train do you possibly do you happen to have the dimensions of the supports and what styrene you used.

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 08:30:20 PM »
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PM me and I'll mail you a rack. I have a few extras.
It's made of evergreen stryrene trims and girders

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 09:59:58 PM »
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I just stumbled across this thread..  I was doing a Yahoo "photo" search on "Ribbon Rail Trains".  One of the photos, was linked backed to this thread..
I didn't know this was tried before... :| 

Train1 - have you reworked this train?


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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 11:15:54 PM »
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Hi Jerry,
Just a heads up. Be careful responding to older threads. I recently was ripped for doing so. I meant no harm but instead ended up stepping on a lot of toes.
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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 10:53:11 AM »
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[quote author=fcnrwy23 link=topic=25609.msg568166#msg568166 date=1521079198I was doing a "photo" search on "Ribbon Rail Trains".  One of the photos, was linked backed to this thread..I didn't know this was tried before... Jerry G.[/quote]

The 50' run of Ribbon rail is still available - http://www.nscalekits.co.uk/welded_rail.html - although stocks are low - we have just sent another order out. We will get a further run - probably after the NSE Convention in June. There are some of the N Scale consists on the web using the ribbon rail.

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 11:42:46 AM »
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Hi Jerry,
Just a heads up. Be careful responding to older threads. I recently was ripped for doing so. I meant no harm but instead ended up stepping on a lot of toes.

Why would you get s##t for responding to an old thread?  There's no time limit on responses as far as I know.  If "they" don't like someone responding to an old thread, maybe "they" should delete them after a specified time period.  Sounds like someone spoke out of turn to me.

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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 05:54:55 PM »
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Why would you get s##t for responding to an old thread?  There's no time limit on responses as far as I know.  If "they" don't like someone responding to an old thread, maybe "they" should delete them after a specified time period.  Sounds like someone spoke out of turn to me.

Doug

I got curious too. I took a quick look at wpsnts' posts and the only one I found where he brought back an old thread is
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31264.msg474712#msg474712
But I didn't see any negative comments about that.  Maybe I missed another one.
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Re: Modeling a ribbon rail train
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 06:36:16 PM »
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The thread in question has been removed.
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