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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Z gauge tram track Reply with quote

Thought I would push the idea to its limit and designed some z gauge tram track for 3D printing. Plain surface , no points (yet?)


geometry based on Marklin minimum radius
I can also think it might be useful for narrow gauge. Rail is code 100, which can be filed down underneath to join onto code 60 rail.
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Will try anything once, looking for the ultimate easy to set up portable exhibition layout, preferably French narrow gauge and with lots going on, not necessary on the rails.

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ruedetropal



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Location: Accrington, Lancashire

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am working on more track sections, and after a suggestion have made the sections 40mm wide with track down one side . Specifically aimed at Nm scale, but could be used for other scales. This also gives enough room for double track so there is also point sections and double track. I wasn't going to bother, but then saw film of the metre gauge passing loop in Castres.

I am also testing out to see if finer rail, eg code 75 or code 83 can be fitted. Unfortunately the samples I have already, have had code 100 fitted so are worn down, The rail does still feel like it is clear of the road surface, but road surface can easily be sanded down if there is a problem. I don't want to modify the 3D printed designs though, as that will just complicate things.
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