Thinking back a couple of days, my Dad had shown me his Boxing Day project of building a home for his Modelex rolling road, comprising of a small baseboard, a short running line and his rolling road firmly fixed down. I had been impressed with his rolling road when he first purchased it and had researched something similar for myself, however being a multi-gauge modeller it would be expensive to buy one in 16.5mm gauge and 9mm gauge.
Enter DCC Concepts, who have devised a nifty re-gaugeable set of rollers that sit on conventional track and can be gauged for 9mm, 12mm, 16.5mm and 18.2/18.83mm gauge track by use of different inserts. This allows folk like myself to benefit from one set of rollers to suit several projects. I purchased a set online earlier this year and although I have been able to test them, I hadn't put any thought into how they could be set up longer term.
|The Rolling Road being tested by my industrial diesel on the 9mm gauge track.|
|Electrical set up, plug in, one switch, simples!|
So far I have only found one problem... the bogie mouldings on some American Bo-Bo diesels don't clear the rollers properly. It's a good job you can run things up and down the tracks as well!