ok, so after much angst, and back and forthing (shunting, yes?) with UPS via twitter private messaging, I finally have my track and controller. it was WAY more track than I anticipated. There are a bunch of interesting parts that I have to learn about. also, I'll need to use an extension cord so I have power. Later on I'll see about getting a power thing and controller that uses batteries.
the bonus is that it came in my favourite colour, sky blue. lol
the curved track will be used for my bigger loco, once I get my original lay-out organized.
we have lift off. track is laid, power on, engine running! I had to unhitch the tender, it kept derailing. it's coupled too short, but I think I can fix that.
I also don't need the extra bits there, as there's not quite enough room for the by pass.
this will be really simple I think, just grass, trees, and maybe some buildings eventually.
god help me, I'm already looking ahead to the next, bigger one. lol
omg I promise never to offend by putting something down on its side ever again. lol I think the hind set of wheels is sticking. they don't straighten coming out of the turn, and it derails. laying it on its side was appropriate punishment.
i don't have the right length of track pieces to connect the turn-offs. That'll be for another LOCAL shopping spree.
also, not quite sure how I'll couple the tender to the engine. will post pics of the issue later.
Carolyn, I am really pleased to see u making such great progress!!
I'm betting there is no Kato solution for connecting that siding, the turnouts are so close together.
BUT it could be an opportunity to try mating the Unitrack to a short piece of flex.
I had that same thought.
flex track. either that, or it becomes a sort of 2 level operation. lol
I'm supposed to be studying for my bar exam, I've been called to jury selection, I have orders for about 60 face masks, and my horse is about to begin a new stage in her training, but right now?
I just want to play trains.