Our LX050-OO laser cut modular catenary is a versatile system allowing you to mix & match components to suit your requirements. With a choice of mast & headspan design to suit British Outline East Coast & West Coast mainline layouts and anywhere in between. Our catenary system is made from precision laser cut MDF and Laserboard which makes it easy to work with for the average modeller, while being strong & durable enough to stand the test of time. All packs will build 10 pairs of masts or 10 double track headspans, or for the extension packs to span more than 2 tracks, they will do up to 20 triple track or 10 four track spans. Please note, masts and headspans are sold separately to allow you to choose the style you like for each. Register arms, wiring & pulleys are not included with the headspans (stay tuned for our tutorial fashioning your own!)
Castellated Beam Headspan Extensions: If you wish to build catenary to span 3 or more tracks, our Castellated Beam (Pack F) extension packs are designed to match the twin track headspans. When you're building the headspans you simply incorporate the relevant number of extensions into the centre of each span (1 extension for a 3 track span, 2 extensions for a 4 track span etc). All extension packs come with internal or external bracing to maintain strength and structural integrity of the original twin track catenary.
Painting Advice: Typically on the railways, most of the metalwork for OHLE systems would have a galvanised steel finish, so painting in a suitable silver then weathering with a light coat of grey / matt lacquer should be sufficient in most cases. Weathering powders can be used to further age and enhance the finish as required.
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