yard do over

Amazingly resiliant stuff this Kato trackage!

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Kato #4s

Seems like if yer paying $30+ for a turnout ya shouldn't need to spend a couple hrs "tuning" it.
This replacement from FHS is faulty in yet another way. The cross piece on the end of the blades is "warped' or bent. The straight through blade doesn't touch the rail. Spent quite a bit of time to make is serviceable.

Station Canopy?

Train Station
Inspiration,...
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A Hornby train shed canopy gets worked in.
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It's 00 gauge, but I think we can make it work. Platforms may be too large, may cut lengthwise.
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(Note; Swapped the double crossover to the right of the 2x switching module. Seems to be a better egress/exit flow. makes the station tracks too short, tho.)
FAIL - Hornby OO canopy much too large. Back to drawingboard.

Siding Modules

Passing Siding
COMPLETE
Track layout
Key elements are, use of the 60mm straight, and not using the 64mm pieces!


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Station Module

Passenger Station
COMPLETE
Needs to be longer to hold the 4 car trains.

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# Element Description 5 20-000 Standard Straight L=248mm 6 20-040 1/4 Straight L=62mm 2 20-047 Bumper (Wood) L=62mm 2 20-220 Electric #4 Turnout left 15°, R=481mm, L=127mm

Layout evolution

Layout Evolution
COMPLETE


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Track layout

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T-Trak Module Approch

Build Initial T-Trak Modules (boxes)
UPDATE!
Scraping the box approach in favor of the slab and foam approach!
4 - 14 3/8 corner Modules
COMPLETE
2 - 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 straight Modules
COMPLETE


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Install Track for Initial Modules
COMPLETE

4 - Double track 90s (33mm centers) 2- Double track straights Kato parts required COMPLETE
  • 4 – #20-000 9 ¾” straight
  • 4 - #20-040 2 7/8” straight
  • 1 - #24-000 re-railer
  • 8 - #20-120 12 3/8” radius
  • 8 - #20-110 11” radius


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Layout Step 1

Connect modules COMPLETE
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Troubleshoot COMPLETE