1. Jake the Train Pony

    Jake the Train Pony New Member

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    Thank you,
    I've been lurking for months, just haven't had anything to add haha. But yes please, I'd love more info on your modules. I think I can manage 2 inch foam.
     
  2. Commodore

    Commodore TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome!
    I know you will do great.

    Just be careful. After all, we're working with two (2) of those inch things here. This IS z-scale, yep.
     
  3. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome Jake,

    My 30 deg modules are end to end compatible with the Wiki standards. If you want a drawing or an end jig, let me know via the trainboard "conversation" mode. I recommend you get an end jig from some place. Of all standard dimensions, the center to center track distance has to be constructed as precise as possible.

    Robert gave a nice kind of editorial on standards about 2/3 of the way down on page 5 of this string. I'll send it to you in a conversation so as to not fill up this string up with redundant material.

    Have fun.
     
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  4. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    Some folks asked to be notified it I made a more that two track jig.

    Here it is

    . IMG_0058.jpeg

    If you want a pair, let me know via "conversations."
     
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  5. poppy2201

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    Now that we are pretty much settled in after the move back to Panama City, I have room to do an "L-shaped" layout. All of these modules will fit on 2 six foot folding banquet tables. I'm planning on starting the project in a couple of weeks. Here is the plan:

    Masterpiece L Shape Service Yard.jpg
     
  6. rray

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    That's a very nice plan you have there, with loths of good operations possible. ')
     
  7. poppy2201

    poppy2201 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Robert. I am looking forward to start this project.
     
  8. husafreak

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    The first layout I’ve seen that I just want to copy! You should probably patent it ;)
     
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  9. poppy2201

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    Thanks for the kind words. I am looking forward to bring this vision to life.
     
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  10. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    Nice concept and imaginative break from traditional module agglomerations.
     
  11. poppy2201

    poppy2201 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Gary. I appreciate your comment.
     
  12. JamesTraction

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    Thanks for the jigs GSax! Just waiting on track to show up before building my modules.
    James
     
  13. poppy2201

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    I laid out the modules to make sure that they would fit on the two tables.
    Things to do:
    1. Paint the inside corner module
    2. Add the leveling feet to modules
    3. Lay track (industrial quint is already laid)
    4. Wiring
    5. ....and many more too numerous to list
    As a refresher here is the track plan.

    IMG_0072.JPG IMG_0074.JPG Masterpiece L Shaped Home Layout.jpg
     
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  14. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    What software are you using for the track layout drawing? Seems to have several useful capabilities.
     
  15. poppy2201

    poppy2201 TrainBoard Member

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    Gary I am using AnyRail.
     
  16. poppy2201

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    I started laying out the track today. I haven't secured it yet as I am waiting on some Atlas 2092 Code 55 Terminal Joiners to arrive so I can install those as my feeders.

    IMG_0077.JPG atlas 2092_1.png atlas 2092_2.png atlas_2092_zsh_5.jpg
     
  17. poppy2201

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    I completed laying out all of the track today to ensure that everything would fit. I miscalculated how much more track i needed and was short 4 pieces of the 220mm straights. Fortunately I had a supply of 55mm straights that I used and was able to complete everything.

    Now I'm just waiting on the Atlas feeders and then I can tack everything down.

    IMG_0093.JPG
     
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  18. Kurt Moose

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  19. poppy2201

    poppy2201 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Kurt.
     
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  20. GSax

    GSax TrainBoard Member

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    I have put signals on three of my modules.

    See the video at
     

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