​​Houston Area 'G' Gaugers

 Check out Upcoming Events, the last modular work day is set. The units will be operational and ready for train shows and any other event we go to. All that is left is the dressing of the units.

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Our Modular Units

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    The Idea Starts
    The corner pieces with the alignment dowels
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    How the units stack
    The units use a custom foot to stack for transportation
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    Stacking
    The top unit has the end piece
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    The frame
    The top unit is framed and stacked on another unit
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    Two framed units
    Two units framed out and stacked
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    The curved unist
    Three curved units to form a 90 degree
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    The surprise
    Here is the surprise in place
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    A special add on
    Kam Konnect adds a suprise
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    The units make it to Bellaire
    The first units make it for all to see
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    All the straight units
    The units are all on one dolly and stacked
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    Two units stacked
    The first two units stacked
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    Laid out
    The first two units, the track is just laid on top
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    The units get stained
    The amber stain really looks great
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    Staining the units
    The start of staining the straight units
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    Our workers
    Our work day
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    Preping the units for stain
    Our expert tapes up the locking mechanism
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    The foam
    painted dark to hide the blue
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    The curves
    All the staining is complete
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    Laying the track
    The start of placing track
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    The work shop
    The units are on saw horses to make the work easier
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    The curve units
    We started with the switch section and curves
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    Laying the curves
    Work days laying track
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    The inspection
    Inspection and testing each and every unit
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    Good track work
    A little hard work now will pay off when trains are running
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    More track inspection
    Must make sure that the section match up
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    It works.
    It works, we now have 180 degrees of curve
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    Working on the switches
    Build the switch section
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    Doing Drops
    Charlie doing wire drops on the last set of curves
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    The Plugs
    The plugs between the units to transfer power
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    Plug attcahment
    The plugs are set to plug in as the units are placed together
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    The track jig
    We used the track jig to also align the plugs
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    Some of our wire prep crew
    Cutting and tagging all the wire for the units. Five tracks per unit worth.
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    Wire sets
    Wire groups with tag for each unit. Most units get five of these runs and this does not include the turnouts.
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    Wiring the units
    Wiring and testing each unit.
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    Prep to wire
    The underside of the unit to be wired
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    Completed wired unit
    This unit is wired for track power, turnout control and siding parking by turning off power.
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    Work on plug covers
    The plugs need to be protected with covers. These are custom made covers that protect the plugs from small bumps.
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    More plug cover
    The covers are really important and take time to make and install.
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    Scenic is coming
    As we get closer to running trains we need to think about scenic of the units.
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    Stacked up
    The straights are ready for transport, we need a train show!