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Gn15 Track

Postby KEG » Sat May 16, 2009 8:36 pm

Hi,

There were different methods described in this forum, how to make suitable Gn15 track. The easiest way is to bury HO or 0-16,5 track in the ground with ballast or grass, so you can´t see the sleepers.

recently I received some Micro Engineering 0n30 track. It is quite popular in the US. The sleepers are 38 or 39 mm long and about 3mm wide. You can remove the conection between the ties and push 2 together, to form a wider tie.



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I placed them approx 30 mm apart for my needs.



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The track is a bit lower (Code 83) than Peco´s Code 100. The switches need a few strokes with a file for some drives, e.G. the Fleischmann Magic Train, to pass.

I don´t know, if somebody stocks them in the UK. I bought mine in Germany:
http://www.ks-modelleisenbahnen.de/html/microengineering.html

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Postby chris69 » Sun May 17, 2009 6:46 am

Hallo Juergen,
klasse Idee!

Well there is a reasonable solution.Do you think it will work with the PECO On30 track?That is easy to get in the US.
And it would definitely look a lot better then the standard time consuming HO method.

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Postby AndyA » Sun May 17, 2009 6:55 am

Do you think it will work with the PECO On30 track?


I haven't tried it for real, yet (might get time later), but close examination of a length of 016.5 flex I have here suggests that the 'rustic' ends of he sleepers/ties is more pronounced than on Juergen's Micro-Engineering track, so the ends of some pairs may look a bit odd.

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Postby KEG » Sun May 17, 2009 9:42 am

Hi,

There are a few suggestons for working with Peco track here: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=4996#4996

The 0-16,5 / 0n30 / 0e Peco track sleepers are approx 32mm long. Using them in pairs mike look a bit strong. You can always work on gaps with some filler.
I tried on a little piece with removing every second tie:

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Peco track is on the left in the above example. Used coffee from my filter as ballast on the right track. The grain is a bit fine, but I like the colour.

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Postby Bilco » Sun May 17, 2009 10:31 am

Hi Juergen,

I used the Peco track with the sleepers supplied, but spaced them out a bit - 3 in the space originally taken by 4 seemed about right

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun May 17, 2009 11:56 am

chris69 wrote:Do you think it will work with the PECO On30 track


No real need to double up the ties/sleepers with Peco On30, they are wider than the Micro Engineering ones and they would look very odd :lol:
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Atlas track

Postby chris69 » Sun May 17, 2009 5:43 pm

Hi,
well you guys got my 2 brain cells working.Here is my attempt to make cheap track look better.

I took regular Atlas flex track.a piece left over cut the connectors removed some ties and pushed the rest to 1" centers.

Not bad for a cheap fix.Definitely better then the HO track I started with.Too bad I have glued the track on my test layout down.Oh well,next time.

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Atlas Code 100 Flex on top,my creation on the bottom.

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