120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby dileTTante » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:12 am

DCC is mostly universal, so the decoders in the trains will run from any system, and the Tillig system will do what you need. But the Tillig controllers and Roco controllers are not compatible as far as I know. I have never regretted buying the Z21. I feel it is worthwhile for you to persist in trying to find a starter set with the Z21.

Bjoern's GuiTTar Case might be a source of ideas for you. Discussion about it started here - http://www.ttnut.com/trains-2014-in-vancouver-bc-t2316-20.html?hilit=guiTTar%20case. Everything inside the layout is remotely controlled - locos, turnouts and even couplers (important if your trains are under glass). The thread leads to other discussions of the GuiTTar Case and I think Bjoern would share information about it if you asked him directly.

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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:32 am

As terry said, the decoders in all locomotives will work with any controller. But different brand controllers likely will not work together. The Z21 will give you many more options than Tillig's system.
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby Sventton » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:02 pm

Reynaulds lists the Roco 35013 Digital Starter set as available for $229..... why not try them. If not in stock, they will get it for you, usually takes about 3 weeks to a month . John
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby Bruno Strasser » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:13 am

I have finally bought a starterset Tillig 01426 - which contains a very nice loco and three short passenger wagons. The track supplied is 100 cm x 70 cm. My Coffee table is 120 x 70 cm which I have created a base board from. I planned to enclose a few pictures but I I am struggling with downloading the pictures from my phone :wall: . So now I have a great blank canvas and I am now planning the track. Would it be possible to run two tracks within this footprint ? I am trying to use Anyrail but I must admit I am finding it very difficult to make it fit. Any suggestions ?
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:56 pm

Two tracks like two mainlines you mean? I doubt it. It's too tight of a radius for the curves.
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby Bruno Strasser » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:35 am

Hi,

I think you are right. I moght have to extend the rear of the table behind "a fiddle yard" to allow it. What would be the minimum ? 120 x 80 ?
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:33 am

I *think* that size will be ok. But to be sure you need to model this.
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby Zs12 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:38 pm

Tillig's track system includes R267-, R310-, R353- and R396-type curved track sections of different lengths (R-number corresponds with radius in millimetres) and switches with 310 mm minimal radius. Some rolling stock is incompatible with radii smaller than 310 mm! For visual reasons I would avoid radii below 353 mm (= EW1 switches), but with limited space R310+R353 double-track should be okay.
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby Richard-B » Sun May 07, 2017 12:29 am

Tillig is not the only game in town... Kuehn has a nice Code 70 track start-set, which includes several of their 20-degree switches, which are tighter than a regular #4 switch, and would work well in a tight space.
http://www.kuehn-digital.de/gleis-startset.html
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Edited per MacG: (The track sections shown are included in the start-set...)
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Re: 120 cm x 70 cm Coffe Table Layout

Postby MacG » Sun May 07, 2017 1:43 pm

Richard-B wrote:...(The blue track sections are included in the start-set...)

In the start-set "Gleis-Startset-72800" are all the shown pieces, three turnouts and 33 track elements. Not only the blue ones. Each plan at the linked Kuehn homepage from "Gleisplan 1" to "Gleisplan 6" are built with only one start-set.
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