Ideas for "TT-Tracks©" the Mini TT Modular System
The first modules were made on a foam base made from a Woodland Scenics 12" x 24" foam sheet cut to length.
This method has worked well and makes a nice light module.
Longer faom modules would work but might have a strength issue if they get too long. Also be aware that longer modules come with transportation issues.
Two early modules were made on a thin plywood base. The plywood edges were braced with small basswood strips to prevent warping. This produced a strong light module.
Wood painters canvases have been used for module bases. There are many useful sizes. Be aware that they are not always square
and may not be the exact size listed.
Larger full wood framed modules are OK. Be aware that these have a weight and transportaion issue. One modeller who has doen tbis built his modules in pairs that bolt together to make a transportation box.
There is no reason why a module could not extend to the front or rear of the standard size if the scene you are making requires it. Be aware of the transportation issues for these non standard modules.
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 conv
erted 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.
Non 90 degree corners
Any angle in 15 degree increments will be easy.
Thoughts on connecting tracks that don't cross boundaries at 90 degrees.
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