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track plans/n scale/smoky mountain hollow junction/terrain for trains

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track plans/n scale/smoky mountain hollow junction/terrain for trains
Posted by docsteve777 on Friday, May 11, 2012 4:07 PM

Looking where i can purchase the track + pan for smoky hollow junction made by terrain for trains, Already have the molded layout but lost the list. Can I buy the track for the layout all in one package?

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Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Friday, May 11, 2012 4:43 PM

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, May 12, 2012 1:09 AM

docsteve777,

a quick Google search brought up this:

Track plan Smokey Hollow Junction

Looks as if they used Atlas code 80 track for this layout. Unfortunately, there is no materials list available. Maybe you should contact Terrain for Trains to help you out with a copy of the track plan and a bill of materials.

Cheers!

Ulrich

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Posted by DSchmitt on Saturday, May 12, 2012 1:16 AM

The numbers on the plan are the length for straights and the radius for curves

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Posted by Paulus Jas on Saturday, May 12, 2012 1:53 AM

Hi docsteve,

I am not that sure about the kind of track.

Atlas 18" radius curves needs to 3 pieces to form a 90 degree turn. With the 22" radius curve you'll  need four.

With a 3 piece 90 degree turn the length of the trackpieces is half the size of the radius. The curve track pieces labeled "9" are part of a curve with an 18"radius. (those pieces have a 30 degree turn) This is corresponding with the plan above.

The curved pieces labeled "11" have a 22" radius, but with Atlas HO track you need four of them to form a 90 degree turn. (each piece has a 22,5 degree turn). On the plan above you will notice you need still 3 to form that curve. So it can't be Atlas track; i have no clue about the brand being used.

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Paul

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:56 AM

Paul - it´s N scale!

Cheers!

Ulrich

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:08 AM

Just because it´s Saturday and a nice day, in terms of the weather - here is the track plan for you:

The plan shown on the manufacturer´s website is wrong, so I quickly drew the plan, using RTS 8.0 from Atlas. If you want me to send you the file, drop me a PM with your email address.

You can download RTS 8.0 for free from the Atlas website.

Cheers!

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Posted by Paulus Jas on Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:42 AM

hi gentlemen,

my mistake, I've only checked N-scale c55 track, also with 22,5 degree turns per piece of curved track.

It is done with Atlas code 80 track

One of my concerns is the placement of the bridges. As drawn you might encounter clearance issues.  On the original plan it lead to some tinkering with short straights. Using some pieces of flex would be an option.

Due to a rainy saturday afternoon, you could call it a nice behind my desk.

Smile

Paul

 

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Posted by Doc in CT on Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:47 AM

Paulus Jas
One of my concerns is the placement of the bridges. As drawn you might encounter clearance issues.  On the original plan it lead to some tinkering with short straights. Using some pieces of flex would be an option

Potentially both height and physical clearance issues?  Seems that the lower level track will hit the bridge abutements.

PS  Current version of ATLAS RTS is 10

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Posted by fwright on Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:17 AM

Doc in CT

 

PS  Current version of ATLAS RTS is 10

Not everybody is happy with RTS 10.  Due to  complaints, Atlas keeps RTS 8 available on their site, too.  I am one of those who reverted to RTS 8.

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Posted by Doc in CT on Saturday, May 12, 2012 11:30 AM

So I see ("Back by Popular Demand"). 

As RTS supports benchwork files, I have, courtesy of Gunnar at WinRail, easily editable definition files (.BDM) for circular benchwork and one for a semi circle.  Should work with RTS I would expect.

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Posted by dobbersrun on Monday, June 18, 2012 11:04 PM

Ulrich,

    I have just purchased one of theses USED. The track was removed before I got it. I've ordered all the pieces you"re RTS plan called for. It is hard to tell where all of those smaller straight pieces will go from the original size image. If the file will help me out I could really use it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

                                                              Thanks

                                                                Rod.

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