Current State of TT in North America

Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:55 pm

None of the above :) someone on this board knows more than I do and Im sure they'll disclose the details when it's time.

I have no role in this other than to keep people aware of the fact that things are happening even if no one knows about them :)
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:43 pm

I've been given a small CAD pic to pass along. Make of it what you will. To my knowledge, the project is already moving from the CAD stage to mold considerations.

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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby Marquette » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:28 pm

I cannot wait to see what this is. AAR Type B, so good chance it's a switcher of some sort... ooooh...
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby areibel » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:44 pm

This is worse than when I was a kid trying to sleep on Christmas Eve!
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby areibel » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:47 pm

Marquette wrote:I cannot wait to see what this is. AAR Type B, so good chance it's a switcher of some sort... ooooh...


If its the 8' switcher truck (The AAR Type A) that can go under a TON of different locos, from almost any builder!
I agree- oooooh!
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby Marquette » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:50 pm

Just the trucks alone will be a huge boon.
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby jmass » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:33 pm

lets see, i believe that both trix and marklin allready make north american prototype in ho and n. this is getting very interesting. lets hope if this happens that they decide to make rolling stock to go along with it. although with the pvm and cars that conducter is producing, its not as big a deal.
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:08 pm

jmass wrote:trix and marklin


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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby scaro » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:30 pm

trix (as minitrix) used to make N but haven't since 1990. for a long time their stuff was sold under the 'model power' name, alongside mehanotechnika's execrable stuff, which did not do them justice - trix N was very reliable.

arnold (now owned by hornby) dipped a toe in TT waters with the 'kof'.

it would be kind of funny for an alco switcher to be done in TT; US N scalers have been bellyaching for one for years.

the two switcher type units i need have 7'6" and 8'9" wheelbases ... so i won't be needing a US one. the tillig V100 gives me the 7'6" wheelbase and the 'hektor' etch for the 'pennsylvania' AAR A style truck is on its way. not sure why it's referred to that way in europe.

but it is interesting ... piko are about to release a euro TT loco with an almost 8' (2400mm) truck, the G1206. however it's truck centre measurement is 7200mm, a bit long for an SW or alco S series.
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Re: Current State of TT in North America

Postby sacto-tt » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:30 pm

Hmm, what could they be developing...

I bet they're coming out with three models: GP9, F3 & U30B

AND they'll put the switcher trucks on all of them.

Am I right?? Do I get a prize?? :lol:
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