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Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:53 pm

j p wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:@ j p

Readily available is the key for the US. Tillig is the only track available from a US distributor and often times there is a wait for the pieces you need. While Kuhn and Filligran are better, they have to be ordered from Europe - the average person doesn't want to have to do that.


Then a distributor is needed. That is more realistic than starting the production in U.S. from scratch.


Kuhn will NOT export to the US. He is the only one that knows why but several people including George from Euro Train Hobby have tried and the answer is always "no".

Filligran is for the hardcore modeler and prices out the average person. So we're left with either Tillig or something we develop ourselves.
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Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:56 pm

Bernd wrote:As I type this I'm starting to realize there's lots of little things that's making TT scale hard to get into for a newbie. Especially one with little talent or patience to lay track.


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Re: New Member

Postby milwrd1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:44 pm

areibel wrote:Hi Ron,
I see what you're saying, but I didn't think Bernd was thinking in that large of a project when he asked his question (but he did ask!).
I assumed he was talking more along the projects that have popped up here, something one guy could turn out in his home shop and offer up.


Al - Agreed. Just thinking in terms of what items would help the scale along here in Nothr America.
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Re: New Member

Postby milwrd1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:50 pm

ConducTTor wrote:@ j p

Readily available is the key for the US. Tillig is the only track available from a US distributor and often times there is a wait for the pieces you need. While Kuhn and Filligran are better, they have to be ordered from Europe - the average person doesn't want to have to do that.


To quote the administrator --- Exactamundo :!: :!: George does a great job at Euro Train but many times there is a wait. I believe new modelers don't want to be tasked with handlaying track and many are hesitant about ordering from outside of the US.
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Re: New Member

Postby milwrd1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:54 pm

j p wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:@ j p

Readily available is the key for the US. Tillig is the only track available from a US distributor and often times there is a wait for the pieces you need. While Kuhn and Filligran are better, they have to be ordered from Europe - the average person doesn't want to have to do that.


Then a distributor is needed. That is more realistic than starting the production in U.S. from scratch.


Agree completely. But again we can't totally blame the distributor(s). It's the old story. If there was enough demand, adequate quantities would be stocked by the distributors such that the items would be readily available.
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Re: New Member

Postby milwrd1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:01 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:" I haven't run across any type of track gauge, the NMRA type, the roller type and the 3 point type. Any one make those? "

They were available a couple of years ago . Took a long time to order one as the guy was hard to reach and seemed to travel a lot , might have been sold under "Coastal" name , IIRC there was a link on here or the yahoo TT site to the company. Would be very handy if Saz model could stock them to help the newbies get going....DaveB


There is a roller gauge available from 3SMR(?) in England. Perhaps I haven't gotten the company name right, maybe one of the British guys could provide the exact name and website location.

Precision Scale in Montana had some TT Code 70 and 55 track gauges (3 point) several years ago, don't know if these are still available.
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