T-trak HO

 
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Is there anywhere in Melbourne that can provide me with some modules? As I'm obliviously planning on doing something with a few, but lack the tools to produce them.

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  chubby wombat Beginner

Hi. Im in qld. Im into n-gauge, and im a furniture builder. If you are having trouble finding anyone, let me know what you need. I have a printout of the specs, but let me know how you want them done.
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
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Anyway, I enquired at a local Men's Shed. They'd do it for me, provided I supply them a set of understandable cutting instructions, wood and a monetary donation. The trouble with that is the maximum size plywood sheet that I can transport -by personal car- is 1220mm*910mm (around 4' x 3'). At least I now know some physical restrictions for the end product. I just don't know how much of each (modules & wood) I need.
  chubby wombat Beginner

Cool. I have a few contacts up here that drive trucks to melbourne, so transport fees would be in the beer currency. Lol. Let me know if you still need them done, and I can see what it will take.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
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Anyway, I enquired at a local Men's Shed. They'd do it for me, provided I supply them a set of understandable cutting instructions, wood and a monetary donation. The trouble with that is the maximum size plywood sheet that I can transport -by personal car- is 1220mm*910mm (around 4' x 3'). At least I now know some physical restrictions for the end product. I just don't know how much of each (modules & wood) I need.
ARodH
If you have a Bunnings store handy. They will cut your sheets to size ($1 a cut I believe) My local store does it for free if I ask to borrow their trailer first You know, if it was cut to list, I would not need your trailer Wink The trailer will hold 2400 sheets legally.
The guys at the Shed might like it cut down as well Smile
Cheers
Rod
I wonder if our local Mens Shed would be able to cut out my Helix for me? Have to call in and ask Smile
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Can't tow a trailer as there's no hitch on my car. Nor on any other vehicle in the family. I'd have to hire the Bunnings ute - and hope like heck it's an auto, as I can't work a clutch.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Can't tow a trailer as there's no hitch on my car. Nor on any other vehicle in the family. I'd have to hire the Bunnings ute - and hope like heck it's an auto, as I can't work a clutch.
ARodH
Fair enough Very Happy

You better call a friend, or pay the $35 delivery fee.
Cheers
Rod
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Well, I've got wood now. Wink Started the assembly process and severely underestimated just how many clamps I needed, one trip to Bunnings (the only hardware store open or nearby) and I should have sufficient.


  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Right, I've finally got some modules together, so I placed down some unitrack for inspiration:

and had difficulty getting the T-Trak HO standard required 1mm track overhangs. Measuring the module lengths revealed why, they're 1-3mm too long. There's a bit of unitrack in N Gauge (20-050), which if it was available in HO would make that issue go away and I'd think would make trying to use #4 points less of a headache (#6's are pictured).

I'm also starting to see why there's more T-Track-N modules around then HO, as I believe that in that space an modeler in N would be able to create an functional layout.

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