5051Re: [z_scale] Re: Code 40 or 55
- Jul 1, 2001Steve,
Roy's statement about flange clearance using code 40 holds true because
code 40 has to be laid without using track spikes. The Marklin flanges will
ride on the spike heads. Every 5th tie is a pc tie and the rails are simply
soldered to the ties. The ties are glued to the cork(or whatever), ballasted,
sanded flat and the rails soldered on. Here's a closeup of a finished section
of my Nn3 track, but the same would apply for Z.
Turnouts can be fashioned in the same manner, although I now use all pc ties
for the turnouts. Here is an Nn3 code 40 turnout,
and here are some I made up to mate with flextrack,
Maybe Roy will send a link to some of the head scratching dual gauge code 40
turnouts that he has laid........they're works of art.....
> Hi Roy, wanted to ask what kind of track spikes if any you use. I was
> adding the spike head for clearance, should the rail be spiked or
> fastened some other way? The micro train trucks do clear well after
> second test.
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