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"B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:12 am
by Lachute
Hello,
after a lot of hours of intense brainstorming, I finally managed to plan my future "B Train Shorty" layout.
This is the video that gave me the idea: Kato N Scale Diorama (tiny!)
Technical data:
-Kato Unitrack N scale
-Radius of the curves: 117 mm.
-Length of the straight track: 64 mm
-Dimensions: 350 mm x 280 mm

KATO MINI 30B.jpg


KATO MINI 30C.jpg

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:31 am
by Byegad
Nice, I like the way you've handled the complex track layout. :D

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:25 pm
by Ironduke
Tomix smallest radius is 103mm if you want to go smaller.

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:26 pm
by Bigmet
Mount it on an old coil spring from a car, and you can have authentic earthquake ground movements whenever you want. :D

This might seem unfeeling, but it is nothing beside the sang froid of the several Japanese I have known and esteemed as colleagues, who would all display characteristic robust humour toward this idea. Lots of model railway interest in Japan too, which was fun.

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:58 pm
by Lachute
Ironduke wrote:Tomix smallest radius is 103mm if you want to go smaller.

Thanks. But I have already ordered the Kato track sections.

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:01 pm
by Lachute
Byegad wrote:Nice, I like the way you've handled the complex track layout. :D

Thanks. It was really difficult because I don't have a brain. That's what SWMBO tells me everyday. :mrgreen:

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:10 pm
by Ironduke
Lachute wrote:
Ironduke wrote:Tomix smallest radius is 103mm if you want to go smaller.

Thanks. But I have already ordered the Kato track sections.


Fair enough :) it's probably way easier to get anyway.

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:37 pm
by Byegad
Lachute wrote:
Byegad wrote:Nice, I like the way you've handled the complex track layout. :D

Thanks. It was really difficult because I don't have a brain. That's what SWMBO tells me everyday. :mrgreen:

Don't believe her (keep that to yourself). To have taken my Xmas tree base circle plus loop and simplified it so elegantly takes mighty talent.

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:40 pm
by Lachute
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:32 pm
by Lachute
The four Kato 11-099 bogies arrived today. I'm very pleased with the result. I found this mini layout (1' x 1') in my so well-stored garage. :lol: For now, it will do the trick.

MBTS 22.jpg


MBTS 23.jpg

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:22 pm
by Lachute
First run of my Bandai B-train shorty. Because I don't have a Kato 11-105 motorised chassis, I use an old 11-103. It runs very well: BANDAI B TRAIN SHORTY

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