Below is a draft scribble of an article I am doing, hope this might help?
The following description was for an Oe, 7mm NG layout. The track and points/turnouts are Peco 0-16.5 crazy track however these have been modified to make them less toy like and look more like standard track.
The track was disassembled, the web between the sleepers was removed and the crazy track jagged ends of the sleepers were trimmed off (approx 0.5mm), they were then painted Humbrol Matt Enamel #66 ‘Olive Drab’ and left to dry. When dry they were dry-brushed very lightly with Humbrol Matt Enamel #34 ‘White’ to highlight the grain, and the chair tops were painted Humbrol Matt Enamel #113 ‘Rust’ and left to dry. The track sides were painted Humbrol Matt Enamel #113 ‘Rust’ and when dry the sleepers were threaded on and reassembled squarely with the spacing between sleepers set to 18mm centres.
I made a jig from very wide lollipop sticks, these were cut to 13mm wide, that being the distance between the sleepers. The jig was then assembled like a combe. First a 13mm wide lollipop stick prong, then a gap the width of a sleeper (approx 5mm), then another 13mm wide lollipop stick prong, then another gap, then another 13mm wide lollipop stick prong, then another gap etc until I had 5/6 prongs. These were glued at 90 degrees to another lollipop stick. To line up the track all I did then was slide the prongs between the sleepers, pin them down, then move the jig along, slide the prongs between the next 5/6 sleepers, pin them down etc etc. I found that a jig with 5/6 prongs was the optimum number.
The points/turnouts were treated in a similar fashion, however they were not disassembled, the web between some sleepers was removed and the sleepers squared up and the crazy track jagged ends of all the sleepers were trimmed off (approx 0.5mm).
The webs that were cut were, counting from the heel end of the point, were:
- between sleeper 6 and 7 and between 7 and 8.
- between sleeper 10 and 11 and between 11 and 12.
The track and sleepers were then painted the same as noted for the track above.
I thought that the above made the track and my layout look a lot better.
For Gn15 or any other scale I would just experiment with a different sleeper spacing. Disassemble a piece of track by cutting the web between the sleepers, then reassemble it until it until the spacing between the sleepers looks right. That is how I came to the 18mm centres for my track spacing!
Hope the above makes sense????????
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