New switches from Kuehn

New switches from Kuehn

Postby Arseny » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:01 am

Kuehn announced new 10-degree switches (I mean turnouts).
The radius should be 748mm ... l_2016.pdf
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Re: New switches from Kuehn

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:26 pm

Looks nice, does anyone know what code rail they use? .......DaveB
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Re: New switches from Kuehn

Postby areibel » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:59 pm

I think all of their stuff is Code 70, it looks like it says 1.8mm in the paperwork.
Zeuke TT sells it, Rob would know for sure!
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Re: New switches from Kuehn

Postby rdikken » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:36 pm

Correct, but will be available in Q1 2017, which is a year later than expected.

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Re: New switches from Kuehn

Postby Juup » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:43 pm

Nice ... great to see some more options. Too late for my present project (2017!?!). The geometry of these 10 degree turnouts is very very different from Tillig. The radius is tighter than Tillig EW3, and the exit is straight - the turnout exit of the Tilligs are curved. I do like the geometry of the Tillig ones because you can easily reduce the degrees of these turnouts by cutting back the turnout exit track; this cuts back curved track and you can then reduce an EW3 to become a 10 degree turnout. But I can see scenarios where this new Kuhn turnout might be useful.
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Re: New switches from Kuehn

Postby gerhard_k » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:24 pm

It's always a good sign to see the offerings in TT increasing. One advantage of the Kuehn turnouts is, they use Code 70 rail instead of the Code 82 (+/-) of the Tillig. :clap: And I already have 60 lengths of Kuehn flex track...

But Tillig has the advantage that you can buy them as kits, which
a) saves a good bit of money, and with j_p's instructions, allows the turnouts to be improved, and
b) allows at least the EW3 turnouts to be built with a curve in the main leg, so they can be adapted to double-curved situations within the limits of the fixed frog angle - in fact, even the ready-to-run (so to speak :whistle: ) Tillig turnouts have a flexible tie base, which permits curving them.
So - does anyone know whether Kuehn's turnouts will have a flexible tie base also? I think this is an important feature for any beyond-beginner layout builders.
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