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14749Re: [z_scale] Re: challenge anyone

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  • Steven Delibert
    Jun 5, 2003
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      When I tried this in HO many years ago (only way to get the
      un-ready-made oddball angle of crossing I required), the trackwork was only
      mildly crazy-making to complete, but the real challenge was wiring --
      anything less than umpty-ump feet of wheelbase on the engine required live
      frogs, and I was only able to provide that by putting the frogs on a dp-dt
      switch, which I had to remember to throw manually at every appropriate
      occasion. I guess an approach circuit could do that, and also run something
      really interesting like smashboard gates, but it would require a fair
      measure of mental heavy lifting to do it.
      Do keep us posted.
      Steve Delibert
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: conrailray <conrailray@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 12:03 AM
      Subject: [z_scale] Re: challenge anyone


      >
      > The question posted of building a 90 degree crossing rasied my
      > curiosity, so I gave it a go. I made the bulk of the crossing in
      > only about 1/2 hour, using Micro-Trains track by soldering the rail
      > to some pc tie strips. The "bulk" means the main "t" section. I'm
      > having a hoot of a time trying to get the 4 small cross rails
      > soldered in place perfectly lined up with the rest of the "t". I
      > think I may end up glueing them in, and running some small feeders.
      > I'm also thinking about adding guard rails, which should help
      > strengthen my above problem and add some realism to the track.
      >
      > When I get around to finishing this thing, I'll keep ya posted.
      >
      > -Ray
      >
      > btw, I built a version of the Gulf Summit Lines in N scale about 10
      > years ago. Pretty fun little layout. I incorporated some of the
      > layouts features into my newer ad hoc layout.
      >
      > --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, joel <omg_joel@y...> wrote:
      > > Hi David. The layout I would love to build is in an Atlas "n"
      > scale layout book called nine "n" scale
      > > layouts and is called the Gulf Summit Lines. Surely someone out
      > there in Z land knows how to make them, and hopefully has a little
      > more time than I do. I'll let you know if there are takers
      > Regards joel
      > > David George <dlgeorgesr@y...> wrote:Joel,
      > >
      > > I hope someone answers your challenge. Years ago I posed this same
      > request ( smaller group ) and got no takers. I too, would pay for 4
      > or more--90 degree crossings so I can complete a design that's been
      > percolating in my head for a long time.
      > >
      > > David G. "G~B&CC RR"
      > >
      > >
      > > joel <omg_joel@y...> wrote:
      > > Who out there in Z land wants to make 4 only 90 degree
      > crossings . How much would you want for them Can.or US dollars, and
      > when will they be ready.? That ought to get your mind off the
      > cancellation of the show in Toronto. Regards Joel.
      > >
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