Rokal to Tillig conversion

Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby Phil » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi: I'm fairly new to TT. I acquired a Rokal log car on eBay and discovered that there are several kinds of TT coupler. Is there a way to convert Rokal to Tillig, or is that a good idea? Thanks, Phil
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby CSD » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:22 pm

Welcome to the site, Phil!

Peho makes a close coupler mount that could be used if you can get them (http://www.peho-kkk.de/). I, however; have not seen a direct Rokal replacement. Most folks just modify the Tillig/BTTB couplers to fit.
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby Phil » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:11 pm

Great! Thank you.
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby Arseny » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:24 am

You can read this article (in Russian):

http://12mm.ru/viewcard.php?id=62!61!73 ... 4!30!31!2f

there are few words about Rokal's couplers there.

(you can use Google translator or http://www.translate.ru)

You can remove the part of the old Rokal coupler, put the BTTB or Tillig coupler inside it and connect with a screw.
(you must use "old style" couplers, with flat ends)

Also keep in mind that the flanges of Rokal's wheels are very thick. They will not pass through the Tillig's swithches (turnouts).
You must change the wheels or modify them.
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby Phil » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:22 am

Thank you! The TT nut group is great, glad I joined. I'm so new to the hobby that it took me a while to figure out that BTTB stood for Berliner TT-Bahnen!
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby Phil » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:55 am

You're right about those very thick wheels!
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Hey Phil, welcome aboard! Take a look at these (I know very little about Rokal but I believe this is what you need) http://www.modellbahnwelt24.de/MM-1200- ... 83-mm-TT_1
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby The Fish » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:18 pm

Rokal in the later years worked with Zeuke and produced 5 wagons with thin flanged metal wheels. These wagons were fitted with Rokal couplings fitted to the wagon the same way as Zeuke/BTTB. It would be simple to take a Rokal coupler and cut down similar to BTTB and make a match truck.
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:23 pm

Oh wow - except for the couplers, I believe the Bromberg box car and the cement car remain virtually unchanged to this day. As in, they're still being manufactured and sold by Tillig.
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Re: Rokal to Tillig conversion

Postby CSD » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:59 pm

As are the hinged cover car and reefer.
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