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TZN Trundled Test Track Layout

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:24 pm
by Webskipper
So here is the T-Gauge track of the TZN Trundled Test Track Layout. Z and N gauge tracks on the outside.

Layout is a 6x3 foot N-track module made with blue foam sheets and 1"x4 wood. 30mm casters on backorder. Meanwhile, the whole layout slides under the couch.

Purpose is to exercise the trains and troubleshoot repairs, and DCC, etc before taking to the club.

I am seeking a platform station for the people. One B101 platform width should fit nicely between the AutoTrain Exchange.

Could you please show me how two TGauge B101 platform kits look combined? Or alternatives to creating such a structure?

I won't be utilizing the butterfly platforms or the overhead walkway. I am thinking three single platform lengths should cover the distance of 660mm+ even when the stairs are left intact as in the attached picture or kit bash 4 platforms to combine into two platforms.

Thanks in advance.

Re: TZN Trundled Test Track Layout

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:27 pm
by Webskipper
Quick pic of the module construction. The bolted blocks hold 1” pipe legs with height adjustable feet. For my application, I located some low profile appliance casters. A 1” wooden dowel drilled to accommodate the caster will suffice.

The module is very light and can be lifted by one person to Be put onto a table or the 4 steel legs inserted.