Overhead wires

Overhead wires

Postby 1 tt guy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:10 am

Do any of you have overhead wires on your layout? If so do you use the Viessman stuff? If you do, do you like it? From what I've read it's not quite 1:120 but close.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby 1 tt guy » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:01 pm

Nobody? :(
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby Markus » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:37 am

I think the wires are in the way, so I have only posts, but no wires in them. Looks a bit funny if you´re not used to it, but better than having the wires in the way when you need to access the track. Realistic scale size wires would anyway be so thin they would be almost impossible to handle.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby 1 tt guy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:26 am

I would like to at some point have overhead wires since I have locos that are electric. I guess putting up the posts would be no issue. What brand posts are you using? For the wires to be realistic i guess ill just hang really small gauge wire between them.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby Markus » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:41 am

I make my posts myself! My layout is set in Denmark, and there aren't any Danish posts out there (almost only German ones are available) so I didn't have any choice.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby CSD » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:00 pm

I am also putting up catenary for my Czechoslovakian State Railroad layout. Sommerfeldt makes it in TT scale and you can even get individual components aswell ie: insulators, brackets, poles, etc. George at Kuhn Eurobahn Trains (http://www.eurobahntrains.com) will be more than happy to help and you can order online. I have had problems with supply from Viessman.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:55 pm

I was not aware of Sommerfeldt. Thanks, I've added them to the links section (Kuhn Eurobahn Trains is already there).
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby 1 tt guy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:37 pm

I didnt know about Sommerfeldt either. Thanks CSD.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby CSD » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:58 am

Here is a picture of mine under construction so you can get and idea of how it looks. Sommerfeldt also has a very good manual with horrible english translations that show how to put it together like the real thing. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Overhead wires

Postby member13 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:19 pm

CSD, not knockin your work just curious about the height of those poles. They seem a bit too tall.
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