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Rick v100 <rickv100-at-yahoo.com>
Re: Armored trains [TANKS]
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:10:35 -0800 (PST)
This is similar to timber rails they use to use in
logging for Shay locomotives.
--- OdysseySlipways-at-aol.com wrote:
> Your making it too complicated trying to set up real
> trail rails. If you want
> to use some sort of rails, why not take some 1/4"
> ply wood just wide enough
> for scale rail and ties width as the road bed.
> take some fur striping and use it as the rails,
> running it down the boards
> and then use some smaller pieces for the ties,
> tacking them to the outside edges
> of the rail so it looks like rail. when you paint
> it, you can always paint in
> the ties between the rails for the illusion of
> competed tracks
> then when you build your train, have it use
> lawnmower wheels or something so
> you can power a car or two but the wheels would set
> down, between the fur
> strip train tracks. this would help eliminate the
> need of trying to make train
> wheels with flanges, and it would also help keep the
> cost down for making trail
> tracks. you could make sections of track in 2', 4'
> and 8' lengths and then have
> sectioned curves as well. you could drill out the
> ends of the rails (fur
> stripping) for some metal pins to hold the tracks
> together or something like that.
> For the most part, you won't see the train wheels as
> they are to be protected
> as well.
> Odyssey Slipways