Jump to content
serotta1972

My Temporary Setups - Mostly Trains!

Recommended Posts

nah00

I wish they would release a set of guardrails separate from the track pieces to use with the moving bus system...

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

I thought these were sold separately because I most definitely want more as they look really nice especially that my brick oval sets are coming. That sucks that they are not available.

Share this post


Link to post
Pauljag900

I m guessing they ll probably make them available in a set in time as kato do with theirs.

Do the guard rails fasten to the track direct or do they clip to the track joining clips?

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

The guard rails slide over the track joining clips.  And they only came with the grass tram track.

Share this post


Link to post
Pauljag900

Not sure what the spacing is like but I wonder if you could fit the track clips and drill a small hole in them to take the kato guard rails? May try that instead of buying new track,

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Kabutoni

I'm sure if there is enough demand, Tomix with will release these separately. They will also fit the Bus Collection roads, so it'd be a good investment for them.

Share this post


Link to post
nah00

They came with the JR East bus set with the two loops too, don't know if they were the exact same ones or not. I don't have the room for it so I never got the set, not that that ever really stopped me before...

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

Playing around with my Kato double track plates and Tomix grass tram tracks.  

 

post-2776-0-79484400-1483338123_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-18543500-1483338119_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-51608200-1483338121_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-62195900-1483338126_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-86558100-1483338128_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-04667000-1483338131_thumb.jpg

 

I love these snap on details such as the fences, guard rails and catenaries.  These things are making a modeler out of me yet. Now I feel like getting me some trees and shrubbery to put along the track.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

It's a slippery slope serotta, a slippery slope! You will be doing scenery by the spring!

 

Jeff

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Pauljag900

Looking good buddy,I an see the start of something here before too long ha ha

Share this post


Link to post
Martijn Meerts

Yeah, not long now until we see a picture of your base woodwork ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
brill27mcb

Our group still uses a "temporary" style layout, although we now have the luxury of keeping it set up. You can add the fences, tram masts, bushes and trees by just plopping them down. We focus on running, and we like the flexibility to just add to or change the layout when the urge or inspiration hits us.

 

Rich K.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
railsquid

It's a slippery slope serotta, a slippery slope! You will be doing scenery by the spring!

 

 

45 degree incline coated in plaster, painted muddy brown with mainly vertical streaks of green scatter/foliage? Glaze/varnish in patches? Small pile of model people lying on the ground at the bottom?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

45 degree incline coated in plaster, painted muddy brown with mainly vertical streaks of green scatter/foliage? Glaze/varnish in patches? Small pile of model people lying on the ground at the bottom?

Yep that's exactly where I pictured it going!

 

Jeff

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

Oh no, I am staying away from plaster - none of these multi process and waiting for things to dry stuff for me.  There will be more scenery this year but will be the instant variety.   :)

Edited by serotta1972

Share this post


Link to post
Pauljag900

Mmm,we ll see,one thing leads to another!! Ha ha,as Jeff said,it s a very big slippery slope

Edited by Pauljag900
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

I'm downsizing a bit.  Got the Tomix Tram Track set and the Thomas train.

 

post-2776-0-08626500-1483597313_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-84868900-1483597302_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-19430000-1483597305_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-49192200-1483597307_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-26424800-1483597310_thumb.jpg

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
JR 500系

Thomas doing some part time duties for Toyama Tram Railway?  :P

 

The tracks look really good, especially the grass ones!

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

I dunno serotta, I think you are sliding close to having some white glue under yout fingernails soon!

 

First it was nothing but trains on a folding table, then grass mat, then backdrop, now textured tram tracks and fences... What next?

 

Jeff

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
brill27mcb

Does the Thomas set do OK on the 140 mm radius curves, or do the British buffers on the corners of the carriages get in the way?

 

Rich K.

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

Sorry I didn't get to run Thomas on the inner track. Next time I set it up, I will check to see if Thomas does ok on the 140 radius curves.

Share this post


Link to post
Rod.H

Going by the information in the recent Tomix catalog (and from the box art at Hobby Search), the recent Thomas release should be fine running on a R140 curve as that's what's included in the Thomas + track sets. It's also down as being mini rail compatible.    

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

Going by the information in the recent Tomix catalog (and from the box art at Hobby Search), the recent Thomas release should be fine running on a R140 curve as that's what's included in the Thomas + track sets. It's also down as being mini rail compatible.    

 

Thanks for the info Rod.H

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

Thomas doing some part time duties for Toyama Tram Railway?  :P

 

The tracks look really good, especially the grass ones!

 

Trying to increase ridership with the younger demographics. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
serotta1972

Swapped the motor unit and case from Tomix 92470 Series 2100 Nagano Railway and rejuvenated and made like new the much older Tomix 92051/2 Series 253 NEX.  I wasn't able to transfer the couplers with underbody details from the original 253 to the new motor as the spacing was different but otherwise look the same.  It now looks and runs like a new HG Set.

 

post-2776-0-31962600-1483767671_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-14701700-1483767684_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-61346800-1483767689_thumb.jpgpost-2776-0-07883000-1483768007_thumb.jpg

Edited by serotta1972
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...