Re: [HOn3] Rerailer
- For a launch ramp I've been using a modified Rix Railer for years. I
bought a N scale version and sanded the middle so it would sit
between the rails and added a strip of styrene to the out edges to
help keep is centered. It's pretty rugged and no bowing issues. It
also sits right on the rails and works prefectly every time.
Duane Richardson, MMR
El Lobo Division
Purgatory & Devil River Railroad
--- In HOn3@yahoogroups.com, Michael Pulling <mpulling@...> wrote:
> I've been lurking here for some time and picked up good info along
> the way. It's finally time to toss in my two cents.
> I've made a good "Launching Ramp" by splitting a Kato N-scale one
> with a fine razor saw and adding a 0.060" wide styrene in between
> with a 0.250" x 0.040" re-enforcing strip on the bottom. the Kerf
> the saw does make a difference; 1.5 mm = 0.059", so when I made a
> second one using a courser razor saw, it came our a little narrow.
> The "D+R" ramp is a bit flimsy, it bows when a car is placed on it
> causing the tongue to lift up between the rails. This is
> pronounced when using it to put an engine on the track (there's
> too many wheels on a steamer!). I've tried re-enforcing it like i
> did the Kato, but that wasn't enough; I think it may need a
> support in the middle to correct it.