16897Re: Individuals with modules
- Oct 2, 2003Glen,
The half modules are a neat idea! I might try something like that
myself in the future.
Thanks for all the responses everyone. I was curious about this
subject because, although I am in an organized module group, I also
wanted to do modules for my home layout since the Queen of the House
won't let me leave it out all the time, I have to put it away in
storage when not in use. Using modules will let me have a bigger
setup than trying to store a single, one-piece layout would.
Wash, DC Z-Bend Track
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rsmidt1" <RSmidt@m...> wrote:one
> > How many people out there have Z-scale modules (of any standard)
> > are not members of an organized group?
> Hi Randy,
> No Z Bend groups around here (Dallas Texas), although there are a
> couple Z Mod clubs (DG&M, Texas & Beyond). I was playing with and
> started building a "half" Z-Bend module. Two mainlines are along
> edge to Z-Bend standards, when two of these half modules arefastened
> together edge to edge they create a full size standard (but oddlyend
> shaped) quad mainline Z-Bend module. But when fastened together
> to end the mainlines mate to create a double length dual mainlineWhen
> Stopped building it when I ran into a problem with MT couplers.
> backed onto a 145mm radius curve from the yard, then pulled forwarddisengage
> again, usually at least one and often several cars uncouple. The
> couplers swing too far sideways when pushing in reverse and
> when pulled again.seems
> Has anyone else had this problem on 145mm radius curves? How about
> on 170mm and 195mm radius curves? Have tried loosening and
> tightening the mounting screws, and adding swing limiters which
> to help at the expense of under-rail magnetic uncoupling. Maybe
> there is a happy medium swing limit at which both functions work
> properly, but haven't spent any more time on it. Seems that if MT
> was to make the hook of the coupler a bit longer they might work
> better. Or maybe a stronger spring...
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