Hello, everyone. Here's your latest newbie.
Model RR Experience: 7 whole months, Z only
I've been planning and collecting track, trains, etc. for a layout
since the beginning of the year. The plan is to build a 3 x 5 foot
layout in a wooden case. The era is American, circa 1945-1955, but
for now my emphasis will be on operation over detail, so it won't be
Naturally, I'll have plenty of questions. I've browsed through many of
your past postings, and they've been very informative.
For starters: what are the average dimensions of tunnel portals in Z
scale? I'm guessing the inside clearance should be at least 30mm
high, and the top of the portal around 40-45mm. I have one loop which
needs to go over a couple tunnels, but to get a track up to 50 or 60
mm and back down again at a 2% or 3% grade in a small layout is a bit
of a challenge!
I'm glad to have discovered this list. Keep up the good work!