Ideas for "TT-Tracks©" the Mini TT Modular System
Here will go ideas to on making modules
Two foot corners are now the standard corner size for my TT-Tracks Display.
Sometimes we will need name tags to identify us at events. Here is a suggested format. The second name tag is filled out for Trains 2011.
Make TT accessories or structures or adapting other scale items to TT to work on these small modules
Here are two converted N-Scale items. The blue item is a Kato N-Scale rerailer split and widened to TT Gauge. The black item on the front left is an Atlas N-Scale girder bridge split and widened to TT gauge. The girders are a bit low but it will do for a light duty bridge.
Turn Back Loops
Right now the trains just run around and around and around, . . .
Note that the geometry of the track connecting the inner loop is suspect and subject to change
when I have actual track pieces in hand.
The end loop could be extended in length with straight modules.
Multiple end loop modules can be accommodated (in pairs) in one layout.
Non 90 degree corners
Any angle in 15 degree increments will be easy.
Floquil paint pens (if you can get them) work well for weathering the sides of the rails.
What ballast to use to on non roadbed track to match roadbed track.
Plans showing how to integrate TT Track modules in a regular TT Scale Modular Display.
Plans on how to integrate other TT track systems with the Tillig Road bed track
The Tillig Road bed track is 0.320" high from the top of the rail to the bottom of the base. Standard Tillig Track appears to be 0.162" high. That is a difference of 0.158" or about 4mm. HO cork roadbed is 5mm thick so that will not do. I have determined that N Scale cork and .040" styrene works out.
Thoughts on connecting tracks that don't cross boundaries at 90 degrees.
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