Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

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Postby knuddelfisch » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:03 pm

Hey guys,


for everybody who has not seen this video cut yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Lfa7eAD30&feature=player_embedded

It was made by the Trackside Model Railroad Team.

http://www.tracksidemodelrailroading.com/

They also published also published an article about my layout in their March issue, which you can download when you send an empty email to:

scharlock@tsmrr.com


Have fun!!!
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby knuddelfisch » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:06 pm

In addition I also published a new "How To" on the topic "Modeling a River":

https://www.facebook.com/TTScaleModelRailroad#!/media/set/?set=a.316372115182312.1073741856.141164876036371&type=1

You can do it!! :thumbup:
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:17 pm

Very nice pictures in the magazine. What radius track is used in picture 1 (vineyard and winery to German Main station)?
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby knuddelfisch » Mon May 05, 2014 6:32 pm

It is all flextrack so that you can get a smooth curve.
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Tue May 06, 2014 1:43 pm

knuddelfisch wrote:It is all flextrack so that you can get a smooth curve.


Thanks. What's the radius (roughly)?
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby j p » Tue May 06, 2014 8:13 pm

Bernd wrote:Since we are on layout's and radius'. I have a question. What is minimum radius for TT scale?

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Minimum possible or minimum according to the NMRA and NEM standards?
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby dileTTante » Tue May 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Minimum radius can be whatever you make it and can run something on it.

I don't know what NMRA standards are but I have looked at their standards for clearances between parallel tracks, and on curves they vary according to radius and according to length of equipment used. So I think minimum radii are also equipment dependent.

Minimum usually found is 12 inches (30cm), like in TT starter sets. My limited experience suggests 15 inch minimum and that still restricts what you can run.
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Re: Knuddels Modular TT Scale Layout

Postby j p » Wed May 07, 2014 5:06 am

Bernd wrote:I should have mentioned that I was looking for an approximate figure. I was wondering if you had a piece of flex track what would the minimum radius be before you either broke the track or it was to tight to use realistically. I think I have my answer, 12 inch would be minimum. Thanks guys.

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It depends what you want to run on your layout.
Some HP Products engines would not run on that. 2-10-4 and 2-10-2 have minimum radius of 18".
NEM has this standardized (NEM 111), but it depends on the vehicle size and type of the track: main line/branch line/industrial siding.
It is a good standard, but 95% of the TT scale track manufacturers ignore it.

Use the recommended radii and it will be OK. Here they are in German version. http://www.morop.eu/de/normes/nem111_d.pdf
You can find it translated somewhere on the board, I think it was in the topic about Kuehn's track system.
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