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Offline Marinef

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N scale module
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:51:22 AM »
Gauntlet.

Here is photos off a N gauge half module I build for our club including a photo off a real scene.
it is a Gauntlet that was used in the a case where the railroad had no money for a double bridge or two tracks used one tunnel I believe.
There is no mechanical points or tracks moving and two main lines or in my module case branch line and main line merging to cross a single bridge.
It make for some interesting ruining at the club when ever we use it, club members must be vigilant at the Gauntlet and normally first train to the bridge have right off way.
We had some nice accidents when members got distracted and we had a fine system in place for the person who caused the accident. (Nice clean fun)
I need to re-do the water fall as it doesn't look to me and has been an eye sore.
I was wondering it there were any Gauntlets  in South Africa.
Any one knows?








Offline capeklr

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Re: N scale module
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 12:22:58 PM »
Very interesting.
I like the abandoned line in the background with the washed away bridge. :thumb:

Offline LooVille

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Re: N scale module
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 07:13:20 AM »
Awesome module and I can just imagine the operation to get through the bridge.
Very nice, I like it....

Offline BigEd

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Re: N scale module
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 11:12:06 AM »
I love it.

There was a case in the USA where two railroad companies shared a bridge but not tracks! Idiots! I'll see if I can find the case...
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Offline BigEd

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Re: N scale module
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 12:32:18 PM »
Example from Wiki.

Frog gauntlet (double-gauntlet-double)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauntlet_track#Frog_gauntlet_(double-gauntlet-double)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 12:36:07 PM by BigEd »
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Offline Marinef

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Re: N scale module
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 12:28:30 PM »
It is quiet a job to build the Gauntlet track and I saw a one page article in a Model railroad magazine way back describing just what Big Ed said
Two different railroads sharing a bridge.
Ever since then I was fascinated by the concept and eventually took the plunge and built one.

I used two old broken points to start off and after a lot off cutting and gluing got it right and trains were running smoothly through it.
It will be much easier in HO or O for that matter.

It is fun to use on a club day and see members sweat and negotiate the right off way.
I can imagine two real life railroads sharing a bridge and the arguments that might come from it.

Some useless info. I run a Kato TGV full speed through the Gauntlet with out any de-railments.