Emettman wrote:Michaelaface wrote:
how hard are traversers to build? I've never actually properly looked into it because I was never sure I'd be able to fit one?
Not to difficult at all, once you get the assembly in the right order. Ultra critical measurements can usually be avoided (although some revel in them).
You know about the story of the perfect archer? His trick was to paint in the target around the arrow wherever it hit.
One option for a traverser the size needed here would be a pair of second-hand slide rules. Smooth and precise.
yeah ill definitely consider it, have you seen the fiddle yard for the copenhagen fields layout? where instead of track they just have brass strips, I also really like the look of that idea, would make putting stock on the track a lot easier too
In other news I've bought some of peco's individulay track parts and they look really good (now that C&L parts are a bit harder to obtain and more expensive) now the chairs are pandrol ones so if you wanted to be prototypical the era would be modernisation times onwards, I cant imagine it being too long before peco introduce bullhead chairs though,
going to have a go at building some track and points with these parts, will post my results!
another idea I've had, maybe a potential "challenge" thread in here, would be to build a layout (of any kind) with 2 goals, costs low as possible and no RTR objects, the challenge being to push everyones abilities (its more something i wanna do but it feels better if other people do it too so its kind of a shared experience and also helps with the learning) this idea falls down a bit when it comes to steam locos, because I cannot find a way to build one with out the costs pushing it close or above the price of an RTR equivalent, the costs mostly coming from wheelsets and motors + parts, anyone have ideas on how to reduce those costs?