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  • My T-trak Adventures

    Our NMRA Division is very active in building T-trak modules. I thought I'd take the opportunity to do something different and build one of my own.

    How different?
    - No particular time period (not early railroading)
    - N scale (not HO)
    - Appalachian scene (not New York State)

    Here goes.
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    The basic module with track down . . .

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    . . . and with ballast.


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    I'm going to start on a building next.

    Mike

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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • #3
      Mike,
      Alright, something new! Being in Z I am familiar with T-trak. I am pulling up a tiny chair and a shot of beer.

      Scott

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      • #4
        Mike, it appears that you've rounded the corner on your T-trak adventure. I look forward to seeing what you have planned for it!

        Greg

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        • #5
          Good one Greg! Mike the pun's have already started, I see you have things nailed down, and on the right track here.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            Michael puns aside, I to will be pulling up a chair and see what you do with this one.
            Definitely a change of pace for you and an interesting concept as well. Have fun!!!!!
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • #7
              Thank you Scott, Greg, Louis and Larry.

              Scott, a member of our club is interested in T-trak in Z scale. I've suggested he secretly builds something on the corner of one of our club layouts; nobody will notice it.

              Greg, I like to think of myself as a well-rounded modeler.

              Louis, I decided to at-tack something new.

              Larry, no puns required.
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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • #8
                Mike,
                Have fun with N scale. Looking forward to your new posts.
                Dave
                Dave

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                • #9
                  N-teresting. You may become very n-gaged with N scale. N that case, it will remain to be seen what kind of n-terests you pursue with-n N scale!



                  Andre
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                  • #10
                    I’m sure you’ll have fun playing with N scale, Mike. I’ll be following.

                    George
                    Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you Dave, Andre and George.

                      As N-tertaining as the puns are, it's time to get some work done. . .

                      I've started building an Appalachian barn from an article that appeared in a 1958 Kalmbach publication:

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                      Here's the title page of the article.

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                      I scratchbuilt the barn and house back in the 1960's when I was in my mid-teens. At the time I thought it turned out pretty good. I don't know what happened to them.

                      Here's the book where the article was published:

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                      The author had several good scratchbuilding articles of high quality in the volume. I assume they were reprinted from Model Railroader magazine.

                      Mike
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • #12
                        I can see the West Virginia influence in your planning.

                        George
                        Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                        • #13
                          I remember that article and that book from when I was a kid...

                          dave
                          Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by George_D View Post
                            I can see the West Virginia influence in your planning.

                            George
                            George,

                            Yes, it has the look I’m after. In fact, according to the article the barn is patterned after one in Missouri. Close enough.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by deemery View Post
                              I remember that article and that book from when I was a kid...

                              dave
                              Dave,

                              It’s a classic, with a number of structures I’d like to build.

                              Mike
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                              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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