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NTrak Switchback Module

Wayne & Bonnie Lette
Click on each image to view larger picture This is our first NTrak module
which we started in the fall of 2008 and finished just in time for Railfest 2009
This is our 30" x 72" frame with folding legs
72" by 30" frame with
 folding legs
Frame getting plywood top put on
Plywood top
Completed table painted black
Finished table
Our original thought was to have our switchback to have 6 levels.
Original 6 level idea
We found out that was too tall to be put in only 30" of table
Shortened 6 level
decided that 6 levels was too much to fit on 30" module
Start of 5 level spline roadbed
Start of 5 level spline roadbed
More spline roadbed
More spline
More clamps needed
Call Matt, I need more clamps
In the words or Norm Abrams, You can never have too many clamps;
Still more clamps
Final spline roadbed view
Final spline view
Placement of 3tracks to comply with NTRAK standards
NTrak section
Bottom view of module showing wires connected to NTrak section
Bottom view
First test run to train and controler circuitry
First test run
Bonnie's painting of rails to show rust
Rusted rails
View of track that will be hidden under mountain
Hidden track
View of controler and interconnect wires
Rats nest of control wires
View of cardboard used to construct mountain
Start of cardboard support web
Left end profile
Left end profile
Right end profile
Right end profile
Rear profile
Rear profile
Most of the webbing in place
Most webbing in place
End view of webbing
End view of webbing
Webbing view for other end
Webbing view for other end
Plywood back installed
Plywood back installed
Front view of skyboard
Front view of skyboard
Right end view of webbing
Right end view of webbing
Left end view of webbing
Left end view of webbing
Paper glued to webbing
Paper glued to webbing
First snow
First snow
Rock painting
Rock painting
More rock painting
More rock painting
Plaster all painted
Plaster all painted
First trees sprouting
First trees sprouting
Tree close-up
Tree close-up
Tree stumps
Tree stumps
More stumps
More stumps
Trees waiting to be cut and loaded
Trees waiting to be cut and loaded
viewed from front
Trees waiting to be cut and loaded
Trees waiting to be cut and loaded
viewed from top
Final
Final picture 
Enclosed and ready for transport
Enclosed and ready for transport.
Wished Denny would have gotten clear
Plexiglas instead of this blue stuff
Lette Module Works, sign