Alexander Rudin, Germany
2 friends and myself
constructed about 3 years ago the N scale modular layout. The modules are build
according to the OneTrak norm from the NTRAK organisation. The layout is showing
part of northern BC/CAN and is named "Dease Lake & Northern" - DL & N.
Attraction is the barge traffic over Dease Lake with real water. The barge carriyng the
railroad cars floats with the tug boat together from one side of the lake to the other in
about 3 minutes cruising time. Both ends have landing docks where the railroad cars are
loaded and unloaded for the next trip. The barge is pulled by an invisible fishing
line and the tug is conected to the barge with a pin but is free floating. The pin is the
turning point for the tug and the tug has a large rudder blade at the stern. By pulling
the barge in either direction the tug is swiveling by it self around. I also have a sound
modul installed under the lake with the diesel engine sound. When you increase the
speed of the electric motor which drives the pulleys for the fishing line (to pull the
barge) the diesel engine rpm (speed) is increasing to. Floating of the tug is made
with a piece of foam clued to the bottom of the tug. Ballast is a lead keel.