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#1 Marcin

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:16 AM

Hallo. With suggestions colleague IST begin to build a model of T-trak. Today I received a plywood for the construction of 4 modules. 3 normal and one of the bridge. On the other I want to make the fuel composition and a plaza with building materials.

Ps: for all elements I pay only 50 €.

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#2 cteno4

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:47 PM

Marcin,

Those look nice, they look lasercut. Local service or do you have access to a cutter? Going to be Japanese scenes?

Jeff

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#3 Marcin

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:59 PM

Cteno4,

I have friend who burn for me :) Yes, japanase scenes. 



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 01:48 PM

It is so cool Marcin, keep us informed how are you going with these modules!



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 03:57 PM

These laser cut modules look great. I bet they are more accurate and easier to assemble than the 2.25 euro modules i got from a local shop that had to be sanded for hours to make them fit. I really hope we can have a t-trak meeting in the future. I'm looking forward to your progress updates!

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 05:16 PM

Marcin,

Great friend to have! I have one like that but unfortunately he lives 2400 miles away and too much of a pain to work long distance!

Looking forward to the scenes coming alive!

Cheers

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#7 Marcin

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

Very small progress :)

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#8 kvp

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:17 AM

Looks good so far!

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:38 PM

Small progress is better than no progress.

 

How deep are your modules?



#10 Marcin

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:25 PM

Dimensions are standard 308 x 355 x 10.



#11 kvp

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:33 PM

I think the height is 7 cm only with scews to lift to 10 cm to adjust in case of uneven tables. http://ttrak.org/standards.html

#12 Marcin

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:51 AM

It's to late to cut. I will stay 100 mm. I think eventually I'll do module transition from 70 mm to 100 mm.


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#13 cteno4

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:03 AM

You can also just run them thru the table saw very easily with the bottom side against the fence. We did this with 70mm that a member decided he wanted them at 25mm like the rest of our street car standard spaced. I just pulled off the unijoiner said and put a thin piece of ply under the ends when I cut them against the fence so the track end overhang would be lifted from the saw surface. Worked like a charm even with corner blocks installed. Modules already had scenery on them and all unharmed!

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#14 Marcin

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:56 AM

I think easier is do it extra module.



#15 cteno4

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 02:50 PM

couldnt be simpler to cut them down, it took all of 5 minutes to plan and set the saw up and a minute to cut each down (just run it around all 4 sides). you do need access to a table saw though!

 

but vertical change is also something interesting to throw in in ttrak, not done much! just want to do it on a double probably to get a gentler grade and nice transitions. and need a pair to get back down again.

 

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#16 Marcin

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:16 PM

I have ready 40 element for 10 modules ;) Trust me, easier is make extra module.



#17 cteno4

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

I have to disagree as I've cut out probably 75+ modules and built three dozen or so, it really is simple to cut them down. if not built even simpler to slice off the 25mm, it really only takes 10 seconds per piece to slide thru the table saw. 10 min to do them all to anyone with a table saw. Maybe 15 min to do them all if already built. Hard part is only getting access to a table saw.

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#18 kvp

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:01 PM

Just consider that 3 cm height at 2% will be 1.5 meters and you'll need two ramps and with your 10 high modules that is 6 meters of a single straight...

Jeff's solution of assembling them and then using a circular table saw to cut to size seems much easier.

#19 cteno4

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

Easier if not assembled actually.

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#20 Marcin

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:51 AM

I dont have only straight module. I have 4 front, 4 corner, 2 side and 4 back(older "fremo" station).




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