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Anyrail module templates

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3 years 6 months ago #17237 by ModelWarships
ModelWarships created the topic: Anyrail module templates
Does anyone have any Anyrail templates for any of the Z track modules available for download?

Timothy Dike

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3 years 6 months ago #17241 by chaz
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I not familiar with Z track. I'd like to read the standard.

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3 years 6 months ago #17242 by stonysmith
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3 years 6 months ago #17243 by rvn2001
rvn2001 replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates
Are you asking about Z-Bend Track modules or something that ZTrack Magazine has done? Stony's link above will get you to the standards for Z-Bend Track. I think I may have one or two Anyrail trackplans for Z-Bend track modules.....just 2' x 4' straight-through modules though.

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3 years 6 months ago #17244 by ModelWarships
ModelWarships replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates
I would like to do a standard Z-scale module to take to shows. Is Z-bend the accepted standard?

If you have a plan for a 2x4, that would be great. I can modify to suit my needs. I'm hoping I can find enough locals in the Kansas City, Mo. area for a club that would help spur interest in Z.

Timothy Dike

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3 years 6 months ago #17247 by chaz
chaz replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates
My 24x48x2.5 modules are not per any standard. They are shorter and lighter. I plan to exhibit them as table top modules at shows (like Thomas) and operate them as table layouts at home.

I should be cutting parts in less than a month. I work at a cabinet shop and we are swamped at the moment. Darn economy. Even though I am using Rokuhan track with the built in roadbed, I'm also going to cut 1/2" thick foam insulation so I can elevate the track. It makes it easier to make cuts and fills.

[url=http://www.zcentralstation.com/index.php?view=category&catid=340&option=com_joomgallery&Itemid=178[/url]

If you have specific needs, I'd like to know about them.

Chaz

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #17248 by rvn2001
rvn2001 replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates
Z-Bend Track is the most widely used module standard in the United States. There is a list of groups in Ztrack Magazine.

Here are 2 track plans using Rokuhan track but you can use any track you like. They are basically 2 sets of main lines located 9" and 10" from the center of the module set back 2 1/8 " from the ends of the module.




One is fairly simple and the other will allow you to run a train on your module whether you're connected to other modules or not. I hope this will encourage you to build a module.....or two.....or three.....
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3 years 6 months ago #17253 by ModelWarships
ModelWarships replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates
Actually it was this super cool Powder River Coal Flood loader kit by Stonebridge Models that prompted me to build a module. I have a small coffee table layout that was just too small to use it in. So a module would allow me to have my coal mine, and hopefully meet up with other local Z-scalers while promoting Z scale at the same time. I used to belong to a local HO club and enjoyed setting up at the shows and running trains.

Timothy Dike

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3 years 6 months ago #17254 by Guba
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I have to say that I found this VERY enlightening! :) I hope to see this kind of set up in Cleveland this summer.

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #17255 by rvn2001
rvn2001 replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates
You're in luck, Guba! The top module will be part of the MidweZt HaulerZ display in Cleveland this summer. Please be sure to introduce yourself when you find us. We'll be way back at the end of the hall. Bring some trains to run if you want to.

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3 years 6 months ago #17256 by Guba
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I'll be sure to say hello! ;)

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3 years 6 months ago #17270 by SJ-BAZ-man
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Thomas, can you save the Anyrail file of the figure 8 module so we can download it. Or: print, handwrite, scan and repost so that we can recreate.

That's a good idea module. We can use as a stand-alone or, a module (layout) joiner.

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #17271 by rvn2001
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Jeff,

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1 month 1 week ago #18274 by railtwister
railtwister replied the topic: Re: Anyrail module templates - Chaz' Modules

chaz wrote: My 24x48x2.5 modules are not per any standard. They are shorter and lighter. I plan to exhibit them as table top modules at shows (like Thomas) and operate them as table layouts at home.

I should be cutting parts in less than a month. I work at a cabinet shop and we are swamped at the moment. Darn economy. Even though I am using Rokuhan track with the built in roadbed, I'm also going to cut 1/2" thick foam insulation so I can elevate the track. It makes it easier to make cuts and fills.

[url=http://www.zcentralstation.com/index.php?view=category&catid=340&option=com_joomgallery&Itemid=178[/url]

If you have specific needs, I'd like to know about them.

Chaz



Chaz,

Any updates on your progress with your Z modules? From the photos, it looks like you pre-fabed a bunch of sections (probably more than one person should have to be responsible for).

Bill in FtL

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