Proposed Headwaters HOTrak Module Group Data Sheet

Last Modified On: Friday, February 09, 2001

Specification

Headwaters HOTrak

NMRA-HO

Comments

Number of Mainlines

2

2

Position of Mainlines

5 & 7 inches

5 & 7 inches

Measured from front of module

Module Width

24" minimum
30" standard
36" maximum

24" standard
36" maximum

36" is about the maximum arm reach

Module Length

48" minimum
72" standard
24" increments

24" minimum
24" increments

Block or DCC

Block

Block

Skyboard

Rear 14" high

Rear 14" high

The length of the skyboard (1/16" less than the Module Length at each end)

Rail Height

50"

40"

Height Adjustment

±1"

±1"

2" total adjustment

Minimum Mainline Radius

32"

32"

Mininum Mainline Switch

#6

#6

Maximum Mainline Grade

3%

3%

Use of grades may restrict length of trains and require the use of more locomotives or power units. Grade must be returned to -0- 6 inches from module interface.

Minimum Siding Radius

24"

24"

Minimum Siding Switch

#4

Maximum Siding Grade

4%

Rail Code

100 Nickel Silver

100 Nickel Silver

Flex Track or Hand Laid. No sectional, fiber ties or brass rail.

Track Setback from End of Module

4 1/2"

4 1/2"

9 inch "fitter" used to join rails between modules.

Center Lines on Curves

2 1/2"

2 1/2"

Track Centers for Parallel Tracks

2"

2"

Minimum Parallel Tangent Track Length

3"

3"

The distance from the end of the bridge track at the interface to the first deviation in mainline, i.e., a switch, curve or crossover, etc.

Skirting Color

Cotton duck canvas attached with velcro, edges sewn and pleats along length.

Available at Quality Supply, Dillon.
4 ft. wide $1.65/lin ft
5 ft. wide $2.25/lin ft
6 ft. wide $2.50/lin ft

Front Guard Height

6 inches

Edges smoothed to prevent cuts.

Back Drop Color

Behr "Montana Sky" 41E2

Hand painted or commercial back drops are encouraged.

Track Ballast Color

Foliage Colors

Green
Tan

Vary color mix to approximate various seasons/climate.

Front Fascia & Framework Color

Rail & Tie Color

Very Optional

Power Poles

Switch Brand & Type

Peco Electrofrog

Chosen for reliability.