Kevin S

About Me or What I Like Most About T-Trak

My father had been a modeller (in HO scale) when he was a teenager and up until I myself became a teenager. As a young boy, I enjoyed playing with my Dad's trains and "helping" him with his layout in our basement. I never started my own layout for a number of different reasons, including space constraints. Now that I am a bit older, I wanted to get into the joy of modelling, but I have a small house with 3 kids, a wife, and no spare rooms. This it what has lead me to T-TRAK.

With T-TRAK, I have been able to enjoy modelling, get out with friends to run trains while only taking up a few shelves in the basement. My goal right now is to have enough modules that I can run a small oval in the basement when room allows for it, but can also put them away on the shelves when the room has to be used for other things.

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My Modules ( 10 )

Other Modules

"Plywood Pacific" modules — ones that I have built and added track, but have not officially named/have plans for/glued down scenery/etc. Just keeping track of them here until they get a real plan and name.

  • Junction 1 - below track scenery (Junction seen in the upper right corner of the layout above)
  • Standard Corner - Grass (Standard corner with deck painted green)
  • Standard Corner - Snow (Standard corner with deck painted white)
  • Bridge Double - Rockville Bridge over water

Modules I built, but are owned by others.

I find the T-1-TRAK deviation interesting, and likely will do something with it. Here is link to all pages tagged with "t1-trak" : http://ttrak.wikidot.com/system:page-tags/tag/t1-trak


My Custom Locomotives/Rolling Stock

Listing all my stuff would be pretty tedious, and I already do that on trovestar.com. So figured I would use this area to share my custom jobs.

Kato 'pocket' Freight

I purchased 2 of the Kato Pocket Line Freight sets (before Kato released the US / Orange version). One locomotive, I customized into a TCKR diesel locomotive. Added windows, added engineer, removed panograph, and a few additional details.

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The other locomotive I left with the default road markings (EB221) but added some details. (added windows & an engineer, yellow painted the base, and replaced couplers). I then added loads to the 4 pieces of rolling stock, and for the breakman "dog house", I added windows and the breakman.

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TCKR 50-ton

Originally purchased a B&O painted Bachmann GE 44T and repainted it to represent the TCKR 50-ton.

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TCKR 462

Originally purchased a Penn Central painted Arnold EMD SW1 and repainted it to represent the TCKR #462.

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