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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #195 on: July 25, 2019, 10:45:36 AM »
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In my George Tekei voice, " oh my...."

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #196 on: July 25, 2019, 03:21:15 PM »
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That’s just... wrong.

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #197 on: July 25, 2019, 06:09:01 PM »
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A tried and true method. Bore some holes in the ends and grab some wingnuts... The pro-tip is that whatever you use you'll want to use something that's quick and easy... you can travel lighter if you can finger bang it all...

TMI.

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #198 on: July 25, 2019, 06:54:28 PM »
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Do I need gloves in Altoona to touch those models?   :trollface:

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #199 on: July 25, 2019, 08:54:29 PM »
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I am looking forward to viewing these T-Track modules in Altoona. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a week and a couple of days.

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #200 on: July 25, 2019, 09:05:00 PM »
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Do I need gloves in Altoona to touch those models?   :trollface:

With the above discussion, you might want the latex for your own protection :D

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #201 on: July 27, 2019, 09:55:45 AM »
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Good decision. That’s been one of my pet peeves for years and is one of the things that soured me on most modular standards.


there is no standard, in T-TRAK (all capitalized, with a hyphen) that dictates how a layout must be designed. Very often we connect our modules in a continuous line (similar to an "around the wall" home layout, and use balloon loops at the end. CMR products actually produces 'wedge' shaped modules to allow module setups to flow in various shapes, very similar to Free-moN module layouts.
 https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-Modules-c33512240
Far too many T-TRAK folks fall into this 'back-to-back' on one table 'racetrack' type of setup.
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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #202 on: July 27, 2019, 07:47:14 PM »
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Thanks, Bruce.  That's good to know!

For Altoona, I'll be going in a straight line for now...  it's my first T-Trak participation, so I don't want to ruffle any feathers... plus my wedge isn't anywhere near completed yet!

But I'll work out the details so next time I'm included in a set up, I can bring some extra depth to the geometry!
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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #203 on: July 29, 2019, 11:33:35 AM »
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One thing to consider is the angle produces an offset that may not be compatible with the length standards required for the modules place 90 degrees to yours around the corner.

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #204 on: July 29, 2019, 11:53:06 AM »
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My plan is to customize the offsets so they equal the linear dimension of another double...

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #205 on: August 06, 2019, 10:50:39 PM »
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Well, we had a successful run at N Scale Weekend, I'd say.


I had to change the batteries a few times, but otherwise the modules looked good and didn't cause any problems.  The least you can ask from any of your offspring.

I also had fun shopping the vendor tables, and came away with some incredible bargains... at least if you like buying old junkets as much as I do...

I picked up an old Atlas Santa Fe style caboose, and just now finished bobbing it...


I built this to work the local with this old tub...



I also snagged a classic Arnold GG1, in pretty good shape despite lacking a box, and I have installed an LED to improve the view...



Lee
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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #206 on: August 07, 2019, 12:08:21 AM »
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Well, we had a successful run at N Scale Weekend, I'd say.


I'd agree! :)  The module and all of its detail is quite nice but... that station!!!  Outstanding! 8)

It was a pleasure meeting you, Lee. :)
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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #207 on: August 07, 2019, 06:49:09 AM »
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Likewise!
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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #208 on: August 07, 2019, 07:37:47 AM »
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Damn Lee, I didn't know that station lights up!!!  I would have waited until you replaced the battery to take the shot with my camera.  Well, next year!  :)

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #209 on: August 07, 2019, 08:07:48 AM »
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Thanks, Mike.
I have to finish adding the lighting to the bridge module, too.  All in a day's work!

Lee
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