Clark’s been having some problems with his N scale track and sent this in.
(Just looking for N scale layouts?)
“Hey Alastair, Clark here again.
I am still at it, and quite frankly still hopelessly addicted to this hobby.
But I recently reached one of those moments that I suppose all modelers have at one point or another.
It’s a worrisome, sleep depriving, I “can’t believe I even have to face it” moments, when I realized I would have to replace a section of installed, and already ballasted and running track!
The blood in my veins ran cold as ice, as I knew I would have to face this.
I was replacing a badly kinked section from my original design that I think in my heart, I knew from the beginning would be a problem.
I just didn’t want to face up to it. I had underestimated the curve after a cross over – well, you’ll see from the pictures.
But I’m here to tell all the others who will face this, just be patient, breathe, and have confidence in your skills, and you’ll get through it.
The ballasted section had to go.
Removing the bad section.
Laying the cork.
Added Flex track.
I’ve attached a series of pics documenting this change & result, and here is a video link for the latest.
I’ve added a trolley car, on a reversing switch, that can be timed, so it goes back n’ forth & I love it!!
Clark’s N scale track problem is a common one. Yet the solution is simple enough – don’t even think about scenery until your track is running perfectly.
The track can’t run just okay, but absolutely perfect.
It really is worth the time and effort – and there are hundreds of posts on the blog to prove it too…
In fact, I’d really like to hear your opinions on it, please do leave a comment below.
It reminds me of one of Bob’s posts.
His layout is properly stunning, but he was kind enough to put together a post of the thinking and planning behind it.
You can see Bob’s N scale post here.
We all learn the hard way, except for those that take the plunge with the Beginner’s Guide.
That’s all for today.
A big thanks to Clark.
Please do keep ’em coming.