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Old 12-22-2019, 04:59 PM   #11
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Hm, it works for me. Go to ebay and search for "N SCALE MODEL TRAIN TRACK RERAILER". Of course that's for n scale, but it will be the same for G scale, just bigger of course.

Re-railers like that will do the same function, more or less. Just place the train on the track and push it though the rerailer and it will align the wheels.

But yes, your idea will work too, that's essentially what the other models are.

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4aAlYFEALw_wcB

https://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/rix/rix6280002.htm
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Old 12-22-2019, 05:17 PM   #12
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Scratch built re railer for S.
A wedge of wood you can make one for yours.
Just line up a piece of track that you have.

https://pmrr.org/Articles/indexTrack...t_Rerailer.htm
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Old 12-22-2019, 05:21 PM   #14
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Big ed beat me to it. This is what I need to make, scaled up for my kids train. Perfect!
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Old 12-22-2019, 05:23 PM   #15
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All you need is a wedge of wood, so all you have to do is let gravity roll the cars onto the tracks.

Best to place the re railer on a straight section.

Does not have to be fancy.

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You have to make it long enough so your longest car sits on the re railer.
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:11 AM   #16
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I've been thinking. Since this train is so large I don't really have a good way to cut such a long wedge of wood. Ive come up with a couple designs that basically use increasing blocks to form the ramp.
But I kept on thinking... maybe I can do something simpler and possibly better.
I could use a 6" wide piece of trim ( white prefinished MDF scrap from the house) and use the tablesaw to cut grooves in it that match the wheel flanges. The wood can be cut to 7/16" to match top of rail height. Then cut and fit it to track pieces..

Essentially making a long section of level crossing.. long enough for the whole train (3-4 feet). That would be easy enough for him to place the cars and could just serve as another section of track...

What do you think?
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:26 AM   #17
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Should work, and is essentially the same thing as this:

s-l640.jpg

Be sure to make the ends of the piece of wood pointed so the train can enter the crossing section without hitting a square end. You can just place the cars ahead of your rerailer and gently push them through the rerailer and it will align the wheels.
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