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  1. gerryo

    T-Track - "Z"

    Another, and even a better reason to use the ply tops on the modules is if you make mistakes. Yes, even I make mistakes. When you have to change a piece of track after having glued it a couple of days earlier it is impossible to do it without more sanding. Whereas, if you had been able to apply a couple of screws, the job would be much easier and cleaner. Live and learn. Gerry
  2. gerryo

    T-Track - "Z"

    I am now concentrating on my T-TRACK-Z for a while. I have asked for space at the Kingston Ontario November Railfair show and have been allowed space for 2 - 6 ft. tables for my layout. I have enough space there for about 14 different modules as in this plan. The show is a one day affair which means I have to be quick about it. I will use the" set things on and off system" to save time. I will need to have someone assist me especially for my first time in years. And, no, I can't afford to import help from Japan. So wish me luck. Gerry
  3. gerryo

    T-Track - "Z"

    Ya, your right but..... gerry
  4. gerryo

    T-Track - "Z"

    I have been working now for almost a week to try to finish these modules and have come to a decision. Styrofoam on the top surface is not a good way to go. If I was to order more mods they would be the flush surface type with plywood on the top. Maybe I am too picky, but I learned a long time ago that if you don't have a good surface you can't get a nice finish on a vehicle. It's the same here. You have to sand and fill, sand and fill to get it right, but I'm beginning to think the wood surface would be better with paint and surfacing material that you can't sand. Yes, I'm tired of sanding. Anyway, I have the surface finished on 12 of 14 mods so I'm getting there. Gerry
  5. gerryo

    T-Track - "Z"

    I have been working on these modules again, just to try to clean some space for other things. It's neat to have a change of pace and objective once in a while. And besides, it gets lonely around here sometimes, when the only person I speak to all week is the postman when he delivers a parcel. Anyway, I just might get asked to display these and I suppose they should have track on. Gerry
  6. gerryo

    "SMALL" Z LAYOUT

    I spent last night building the Titanic. Yeah, I found a 1/1000 scale model of the Titanic. This was quite a project. The model is by a company called Academy Models, from Korea, and is built with no glue. This works out just fine with everything fitting perfectly. The smoke stacks were logically the last thing to be placed, and every one went on easily --- until the last one. I tried all I could to get it to fit in place, until about 12:30 am when I said - to heck with it, and glued it down. But it looks OK. With such a small model, you can't tell the difference. The finished product is 10.5 inches long which is big for the layout, but I couldn't resist. Gerry
  7. gerryo

    "SMALL" Z LAYOUT

    I could really blame my wife for getting me interested in miniatures about 40 years ago. She did Doll House miniatures which were 1/12 scale. But I guess I've taken it a little further. These are almost as far as I can go. Anyway, tables are set up. green cloth is out and I'm ready to go. Gerry
  8. gerryo

    "SMALL" Z LAYOUT

    I will leave the 2 tables unattached but together in an L shape. Each one covered in green cloth again, to be separated if needed to be moved. The thing about the cloth is that you do not need to glue anything down unless you are going to move the layout with everything on. I use a light felt cloth which has a clinging effect on everything and everything stays put. As you can see, about half of the track is double viaduct Z. The castle is 1/500 and the other 3 major pieces are 1/2000, which seems crazy, but then you know me. Gerry
  9. gerryo

    "SMALL" Z LAYOUT

    I suppose I will be criticized for this but here goes. I have these 2 tables that are not holding up any train layout, so I've been thinking out a SMALL layout using Z trains and 1/2000 scenery. There will not be any people because I wouldn't be able to see them anyway. No vehicles either because no-one builds them that small. Enough excuses. It will just be a fun thing, to fill in my spare time. HA. HA. I have this model that I purchased a couple years ago, that is of Himeji Castle, that I never built. It's tiny at 1/500. That's large for this layout but there it is. Today I ordered a model of the Tokyo Sky Tree, one of the Tokyo Tower, and one of the Tokyo City Tower building. These 3 are all 1/2000 scale. I'll fill in as I find things. You should never give me 5 minutes at a computer, alone. I will come up with something different. gerryo
  10. gerryo

    -Gerry's Mixed Layout - Building Stage

    I will save my 2 Tomix packs to be used on Z scale where 10 volts is max. Their 8.5v will be enough there. Gerry
  11. gerryo

    -Gerry's Mixed Layout - Building Stage

    Tnx Bill. Yes, I know that the info is out there, but I sometimes don't know where. Gerry
  12. gerryo

    -Gerry's Mixed Layout - Building Stage

    I have 2 of these Tomytec N400 power packs and they have switches on top which indicate "1" and "2" but there is only one place to plug a track into. How can you wire it in so that it will operate 2 tracks? And then can they be operated separately? Gerry
  13. gerryo

    -Gerry's Mixed Layout - Building Stage

    The following is my AS-BUILT N scale layout. I say "as built" because I have drilled all the holes for the wiring as it is in the plan. It would be quite difficult to change it now without some major work. All the wiring is in place with enough extensions and double connections, etc. Now the work starts under the set for a control panel with power packs and control switches. I think I can get by with 6 packs, all in a drawer under the center section. I have 2 Tomytec N400 packs which I will try to adapt to the Kato wiring by changing the end of the cord. Means I need 4 Kato packs. I have 2 already so I had better get a couple more ordered. More thinking and waiting. Gerry
  14. gerryo

    -Gerry's Mixed Layout - Building Stage

    Ok, first, I don't use any #6 points. Second, I would worry about a 1/2 inch hole showing on either side of the ballasted track base. Anyway, I have used the 3/8 bit that I have and then forced the connector thru the hole. It works. That's all I need. I've done 6 already and it works just fine. Gerry
  15. gerryo

    -Gerry's Mixed Layout - Building Stage

    I just tried the other end of both wires and of course they both fit easily thru a 3/8 hole. Thank you Kiha66. My lateral thinking is not too good these days. Gerry
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