Re: [z_scale] Catch Up
- On Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:17:46 -0800, sutfin@... wrote:
>First, Ole, you really need to keep on writing. You could publish a[snip]
Thank you for your kind words and support.
> That is until you start selling your version of Z track. Let us know whenI will :-)) But you should not wait for this to happen. Right now I
>you're ready to accept orders.
have one 6 inch-track - built with a wrong tie spacing because of
doubts about the way to lay ties. I guess that I will have another 6
inches ready in about a week. Then all I'll have to do is to make app
80 ft more.
I have just drawn and printed the templates for my new tracks in
When I start building "for real" I will use the wonderful 3rdPlanIt
software to design the layout and print the templates.
If I succeed in building track segments of arbitrary length "in situ"
based on pre-built one-rail skeleton sections - the guy on the
fielder-rowe site claims it can be done - my layout may be finished
in the first half of this century.
>Another item of discussion was how to ballast track. Saw lots of answersAs soon as I have the next short track section ready I will try this
>that should have all worked. However, one little change that I found
>works best for me is the dilution of white glue. I 'wet' the ballast
>with isopropyl alcohol, then apply several applications of glue, diluted
>1 part glue to 3-4 parts of water. I've found that the greater dilution
>seems to let the glue penetrate better, then follow it up with a couple
>more applications. Haven't had any problems with lost or broken ballast
>after several years of carting modules to train shows.
method. No need to make a lot of track without knowing if good-looking
balasting will be possible. I haven't been able to follow this ballast
thread but I will take a closer look in my mail-box right away.
regards Ole Rosted, Denmark