Ordered some Bachmann brass track from that $1400 which today finally got to me who is living on Social Security Disability.
It will be the first outdoor G track I’ve ever had.
Got 1 box each of the 4ft diameter curve and the 1ft straights because they will fit on my apartment balcony just like the
tinplate track which came in the Big Hauler sets does.
–> Plan is to put an oval on the balcony and leave it out there.
It is molded in UV resistant plastic for the ties but I’m considering painting the ties and the sides of the rails for appearance.
–> I’ve not yet looked up how power attaches to the track. I have several of the attachments for the Big Hauler train set tinplate track.
And, eventually would like to get a pair of switches and those manual switch stands.
And then while browsing around the couple places I have usually gotten model train stuff, discovered in the “NOT NEW - USED”
section at Reindeer Pass, an Aristo Gentral of Georgia “football” boxcar, oh! I was mostly raised in the center of Georgia, gotta get that!
& a set of LGB Swiss train crew that I’d been wanting to get and repaint their uniforms for my freelance traction line; it was something like 30% off
because the guy with the “signal wand” was missing it, no sweat, I can make something.
Anyway, assuming the track is still in stock by the time Walthers gets my order processed, I will now be joining the ranks of those who have outdoor track
True, it will be on a little bitty balcony of an apartment, but it will be outdoor G track!
–> And then a different track related thing, a few years ago I got some aluminum rail from a member of Bachmann’s own forum & my intent is to use it on an 8ft display shelf on the living room wall,
the track will have live catenary, – I cut the rail in to scale 36 foot lengths, ? What would be good to use for rail joiners?
I have probably asked that before but I’ve not been able to either remember the info or find the info.
What I would like to do is drill the rails and bolt in actual fishplates, but with health what it is now that ain’t gonna happen.
–> Oh, another question, if on that display track which will have wooden ties (those were made a couple years ago) I want ties plates & can see cutting my own from sheet styrene but my hands have problems and say that ain’t gonna happen, not for even just 8 feet of track, is there a place or person where you can get like a bag of, say, 3d printed tie plates?