Track Plans and Pictures
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John Sinclair's Spokane modules
John Sinclair's depiction of Spokane has changed many times in the last few years. New track has been laid, some has moved, and structures have been completely rearranged with some added and others left off. The original version was among the very first scenic Bend Track modules in existence. He has taken these modules across the Midwest. They have been in shows from Des Moines to Minneapolis to Kansas City to western Nebraska.
Allen Heimsoth's T-module
This series of photographs was taken outside of Allen's module with slide film by Jim Gilley. Some of these pictures were featured in the November/December 1995 issue of N-Scale magazine in the article about Bend Track. One picture even served as the cover of the magazine.
The module is designed so that two separate scenes are created. The first scene is of a river with the double main of Bend Track crossing the river via a combination of Micro Engineering and Kato bridges. The stone supports are poured plaster from molds. The entire scene is detailed with a variety of techniques and materials. Two working signals are triggered by photocell detectors so that the signal goes from green to red when the train passes the signal, and then times out back to green 15 seconds after the end of the train passes over the second detector at the end of the module.
The second scene is separated from the first by a high ridge and tree line in the center of the module. This second scene is of a small farm. The plowed field was created by running a comb across the ground material.
The Lincoln N-Scalers Mall Set-up
These black and white pictures were taken in December 1995. They show the layout that the Lincoln N-Scalers set up at East Park Mall in Lincoln Nebraska. The N-Scalers made a special arrangements with the mall for use of a vacant store. The N-Scalers agreed to open the layout to the public every Tuesday and Thursday night, and on weekends in exchange for free space while the shop was vacant during the month of December. The mall saw this as an opportunity to use some empty space to help attract shoppers while the N-scalers got some free, secure running space. This was quite the Christmas season draw and so successful that this was actually the second year they made the arrangement with the mall. For more information about the arrangement that the N-Scalers made with the mall, see Tips and Techniques