I have been into model railroading since I was 10 years old. While I the Navy (23 years) it was pretty difficult to haul Lionel trains around so I took an interest in N scale.
While I have begun my layout here at home I have taken an interest in “T-Trak”.
What is T-Trak for PROSPECTIVE MODELERS, this is an easy way to learn about building a module for yourself and to help your children learn the true basics of Model Railroading.
Gather your family, friends and neighbors and learn a great hobby together. For PRESENT MODELERS an easy system to expand your modeling.
Modules are simple to build, easily joined together with locking track (in this case we use Kato Track as does nearly every club I know) for Electrical Power, according to standards, like all successful systems, for strength, lasting stability and varying in sizes to suit your needs.
An entire layout could fit in most cars for a train show or club meeting. One or two modelers can set up a display layout at a hospital-service people or children’s ward, retirement or nursing home, scouts, youth groups and not to forget, your private empire, at home. A 30″ wide x 6′ or 8′ long folding table, holds many modules. Just add tables for your club or friends.
Since I started I have built 10 modules, Straights, Corners, Junctions etc. and would love to share with your group. Here is my latest work, a standard corner module, 14/3/8ths x 14 3/8ths from start to finish. My focus here was to make the waterfall LOOK and feel real. Would love to hear your readers thoughts.
It seems your readers liked my Tips and Tricks video quite a bit. Turned out to be the most popular video ever for me. With that in mind, I made this one where I install an automatic circuit and sensors. The new circuit and sensors control a two aspect signal that was already on the layout, but was manual. It is probably just me, but I think train control signals on a layout add a little depth, expecially when they are automatic. Enjoy and happy modeling.
All the best,
A big thanks to Andy and Rob – just superb!
The Ted’s woodworking debate is still raging: I’mstill getting the hate / love mails on it (it all started here). But what’s more, I’m amazed at the emails I have also got on my pup, so I’ll post some more pics on the next missive – with the kennel pics too.
Don’t forget – ebay cheat sheet is here.