Source for Track

Source for Track

Postby Shipsure » Thu May 01, 2014 5:32 pm

Again, new to TT Scale. I've looked high and low and cannot find any list of track that's available. Looking for US prototype. I can hand lay, but if someone makes good quality flex, then I'm golden. Also, is there a good on line dealer who carries TT scale so I can get an idea of what is available?

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Re: Source for Track

Postby areibel » Thu May 01, 2014 5:52 pm

Hi Joe,
The easiest track to get would be Tillig's, available from Euro Train Hobby (see the green banner above!). It's also available from several European dealers that sell to the US. It's Code 83, and they actually offer a "bedding track" similar to Kato Unitrack.
Better is track from Kuehn, Code 70 but harder to get. Mr. Kuehn doesn't want to sell directly outside of the EU, so you can order it from Shops over there.
And there's TT Filligran, Code 60 and more availability of larger turnouts, nicer detail, etc but more expensive and not stocked in the US.
If you note the number of topics on track it is a hurdle we're trying to overcome, TT is known as a craftsman scale but I'm one that would be more than happy with readily available track here! I've handlaid track (in HO), but I'd much rather build something bigger with wheels on it!
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Re: Source for Track

Postby CSD » Thu May 01, 2014 6:24 pm

Shipsure wrote:... Also, is there a good on line dealer who carries TT scale so I can get an idea of what is available?...


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Re: Source for Track

Postby Arseny » Fri May 02, 2014 2:34 am

1. As said before, the easiest track system to get is Tillig. Tillig's rails are Code 83. Tillig offer the widest range of choice
Different variations are available - section tracks, bedding tracks, flex tracks, etc.
Also widest range of turnouts (switches).
As I know, in North America they are available from EuroTrainHobby:
http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/track-system-tt/c173

2. Another option - Kuehn
http://www.kuehn-modell.de/produkte.html
http://www.kuehn-modell.de/gleismusterbogen.html
(Their site is in German language only)
I do not know, if Kuehn tracks are available in USA, but maybe you can order them by some European (German) hobby-shops.

Kuehn rails are Code 70. Unfortunately, their turnouts are too sharp (365-mm radius), looks quite unrealistic.

3. Another one option - Krueger-TT / TT-model (TT-model is Russian joint venture with German Krueger-TT company).
http://tt-model.spb.ru/2-2/
As I know, some TT-model production is available from EuroTrainHobby too.
http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/track-accessories-tt/c251
So maybe you can order some tracks from TT-model via EuroTrainHobby

They are Code 70 too. Look quite realistic.

4. Filigran-TT.
http://www.ttfiligran.de/
Their rails are Code 55.

P.S. Don't forget to look here:
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Re: Source for Track

Postby j p » Fri May 02, 2014 3:02 am

Arseny wrote:
4. Filigran-TT.
http://www.ttfiligran.de/
Their rails are Code 55.



Filigran is Code 60. Turnouts' range from nr.6 to nr.12.
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Re: Source for Track

Postby Shipsure » Fri May 02, 2014 10:34 am

thanks for the info. I haven't even thought about the proper code for TT scale...I guess 55 would be very light rail then. I've been messing with taking Micro Engineering code 55 switch kits, laser cutting a new tie plate with indents for placing the rail much like Fast Tracks does and just spreading the components out to TT. I did this with our MTL Z track switch making it into N scale switches. You need longer point assemblies but the concept is sound. We have solid cast frogs and the will work just fine in combination with standard rail. I'm surprised Fast Tracks doesn't have TT scale switch kits. May look into that one.

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Re: Source for Track

Postby CSD » Fri May 02, 2014 11:15 am

Shipsure wrote:...I guess 55 would be very light rail then... I'm surprised Fast Tracks doesn't have TT scale switch kits...


Welcome to the site, Joe.

Code 55 rail equates to 115 lbs rail and seems to be (for the time being) the smallest practical to use. As manufacture of TT scale rolling stock is done primarily in Europe, wheel flanges are a bit bigger.

Fast Tracks does have an HOm/HOn3.5 jig that can be used for TT. Bill Dixon has been working with one here. he's getting some pretty nice results too.

There are also several other projects on the go. Ken has some ties drawn up that are available through Shapeways. Bernd is/was looking at laser cut flex. And there are a few more topics out there.

I would be very interested to see your idea of repurposed switch parts.
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Re: Source for Track

Postby Marquette » Fri May 02, 2014 11:33 am

Shipsure wrote:thanks for the info. I haven't even thought about the proper code for TT scale...I guess 55 would be very light rail then.
Joe


55 equates to your common heavy mainline track, code 40 is (very) light branch track. Code 60 is very heavy mainline track, code 70 is a bit too heavy - works out to a bit heavier than Pennsy 155 lb/yard track.
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Re: Source for Track

Postby areibel » Thu May 08, 2014 5:37 pm

Arseny wrote:
3. Another one option - Krueger-TT / TT-model (TT-model is Russian joint venture with German Krueger-TT company).
http://tt-model.spb.ru/2-2/
As I know, some TT-model production is available from EuroTrainHobby too.
http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/track-accessories-tt/c251
So maybe you can order some tracks from TT-model via EuroTrainHobby


Hi Arseny,
Does TT-Model accept orders directly? I can't see any prices on their website, and I would like to find some Kruger switches. I was looking at what I have, and I have all lefts, no rights! Eurotrain doesn't list them, and I don't know how long it would take to order them.
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Re: Source for Track

Postby Arseny » Fri May 09, 2014 4:24 am

areibel wrote:Hi Arseny,
Does TT-Model accept orders directly? I can't see any prices on their website, and I would like to find some Kruger switches. I was looking at what I have, and I have all lefts, no rights! Eurotrain doesn't list them, and I don't know how long it would take to order them.


Hello, Al!
As I know, TT-model do not accept orders directly, via mail or so. Except those customers who come to their office personally and pay by cash :wink: or at some show(s).
I asked Svetlana Kukoba from TT-model about it, she said me that the best way to order something for foreign customers would be the order via Eurotrain.

If you meet some problems with Eurotrain, I can visit their office and buy the switches for you, if you need.
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