Bend Track Standards
If you are building a Bend Track module, what changes have been made from
I have gone with a height of 40" instead of 50", I had legs from N-Trak I
could use. I also use pipe legs as it is faster to set up, just screw them
Photos of my setup can be seen at;
I have not changed them mush from that time as I have been putting it off,
but now with the Train Show season going I will be doing some work on them.
> If you are building a Bend Track module, what changes have been made fromIn N scale: None. Right by the book. Works GREAT.
> the Standards?
In Z scale: Adaptations to that scale, notably 1" track-to-track and curves
of 8 and 9 inches (that's wide radius in z), we allow grades up to 2% on the
mainline, and we use DB25 connectors for track power, aux power, headsets and
emergency shutdown circuits.
Both Scales: We work on each other's designs to insure that the modules can
be used for reasonable operations when set up at home. All of use use the
modules as our home layouts, not just for shows.
> I have gone with a height of 40" instead of 50", I had legs from N-Trak IN and Z: Both at 50". Much easier on our backs to work on, and a lot more
> could use. I also use pipe legs as it is faster to set up, just screw them
fun at run time. So far, in quite a few public outings around the state, we
have had one lady complain about the height. The other estimated 23,000
folks who have seen the layout at our 1999 shows have had no complaints about
the height at all.
We use fold up metal legs from Home Depot ($15). Work great. We extend them
with thin wall pipe to the 50" level, and use standard copper pipe ends to
mount the 3/8" hardware for leg adjustment. We are set up and running before
the other clubs sort out which legs in the pile go with which module, and
which warped 2x2 leg goes on which corner of those modules.
> Photos of my setup can be seen at;Wow. I was not aware of your site. Thanks. I see you are into Z scale as
> I have not changed them mush from that time as I have been putting it off,Its amazing how we can accomplish 3 months of work in the 3 weeks just before
> but now with the Train Show season going I will be doing some work on them.
a train show <grin>.