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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:50 pm

I would do the second layout. I think it's much more interesting. The fact that it's your first layout shouldn't matter. Just do research on how to do things as you go along. Take your time to do it right and you'll be fine.
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby Arseny » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:19 pm

ConducTTor wrote:I would do the second layout. I think it's much more interesting. The fact that it's your first layout shouldn't matter. Just do research on how to do things as you go along. Take your time to do it right and you'll be fine.


Hmm... sounds reasonably and attractive... :smile: maybe I'll try...

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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby WillYart » Fri May 17, 2013 3:50 am

I'm very happy for you now that you have space to build a layout.

I have a couple of EW1's and I don't like them because of the hinge, and loose, floppy points held in place by rivets, so I haven't actually used them. So I'm unsure how reliable they are in operation.

Another thing you could do is build your own turnouts, you could make them to any workable dimensions. I'm getting ready to build one from scratch... we'll see how this goes.
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby Marquette » Fri May 17, 2013 6:30 am

Arseny wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:
Marquette wrote:Wisconsin isn't very mountainous... ;)


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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 17, 2013 1:22 pm

WillYart wrote:I have a couple of EW1's and I don't like them because of the hinge, and loose, floppy points held in place by rivets, so I haven't actually used them. So I'm unsure how reliable they are in operation.


Some people say they've never had a problem with them. In my opinion they're junk.
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby Arseny » Fri May 17, 2013 1:35 pm

Do you think EW2 are better?
Or should I take some other turnouts, not Tillig?
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 17, 2013 1:58 pm

EW2 are much better. If you want a good short turnout, use Kuhn. Actually if you can, use Kuhn track for everything. On my home layout I'll probably end up using some combination of Kuhn flex track and Tillig/TT Filigran turnouts (just because the Kuhn turnouts are a bit short for me).
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby j p » Fri May 17, 2013 6:38 pm

ConducTTor wrote:EW2 are much better. If you want a good short turnout, use Kuhn. Actually if you can, use Kuhn track for everything. On my home layout I'll probably end up using some combination of Kuhn flex track and Tillig/TT Filigran turnouts (just because the Kuhn turnouts are a bit short for me).


OK, but remember that Kuehn's turnouts do not have geometry according to NEM (radius smaller than the NEM minimum) and you risk that some engines and cars would not be able to run through them (or would need modifications) - including some of Kuehn's own models.
Tillig's EW2 and EW3 are much better.
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby ConducTTor » Sat May 18, 2013 12:07 am

j p wrote:OK, but remember that Kuehn's turnouts do not have geometry according to NEM (radius smaller than the NEM minimum) and you risk that some engines and cars would not be able to run through them (or would need modifications) - including some of Kuehn's own models.
Tillig's EW2 and EW3 are much better.



Agreed - EW2 and EW3 are better. But for a small layout (short turnouts) the Kuhn beats the EW1 every time.
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Re: I've moved to the new flat

Postby WillYart » Sat May 18, 2013 6:55 pm

I'm somewhat in favor of a flat layout, as it might help get trains running sooner. That's important to keep up motivation when building a first layout.
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