Track discussion

Re: Track discussion

Postby Surovi » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:52 pm

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Re: Track discussion

Postby Surovi » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:15 am

Hi!
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I decided to use 353 mm and 396 mm curves.
Would be better to use flexi-tracks for 396 mm radius if it`s possible?
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Re: Track discussion

Postby Sventton » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:38 am

Its better to use flex track where you are not limiting yourself to a set radius. Meaning if you are going to make a curve 396mm.... you might as well use the preformed track, use the flex track where you want to have a 370mm curve. Make sense?
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Re: Track discussion

Postby Sventton » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 am

Unless, of course, you are just trying to eliminate some rail joints.
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Re: Track discussion

Postby MacG » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:43 pm

But don't use the article 83125 Flexi track or 83036 Flexi tie strip. Two ties are connected together in groups and the connection side switches at every second tie. This looks strange at a sharp curve.

For 353 and 396 you can buy the fixed Sleeper strip 83006 or 83011. For all other take straight Sleeper strips 83001 and remove at one side each connection between the ties. Don't forget the Profile Joints 86102. At a curve, place the joints staggered for a smooth track. You can also cut off each first tie if there isn't a rail joiner. The track looks better with tie plates and nails at each tie.

The other advantage is, it is cheaper to buy Sleeper strips and Rail profiles 83500.
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Re: Track discussion

Postby Surovi » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:50 pm

Thank you both!

Well...what about 83495, 83111, 83106 and 83101?

Will the 83495 be the best choice or...?
Why rail profile + strip instead of finished track?
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Re: Track discussion

Postby MacG » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:24 pm

The 83495 is the same as the 83125 Flexi Track, only burnished. The other three position numbers are not a Flexi track, it is sectional, preformed track.

Rail profile and Sleeper strips are cheaper and it looks better. I quote myself: "Two sleepers are connected together in groups and the connection side switches at every second sleeper. This looks strange at a sharp curve.". For American tracks, it works probably. You see here the sleeper alignment without a manual arrangement. Tillig 83495 The sleepers are pushed together here.
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Re: Track discussion

Postby Surovi » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:18 am

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Re: Track discussion

Postby Surovi » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am

Hi!
I`m sorry for posting here and there but I would like to get as many comments as as possible, fast :oops:

Can someone compare Tillig Advanced tracks and tracks on Zeuke?

https://www.zeuke-tt.com/c-3969924/code-72-tracks/
vs
https://www.tillig.com/eng/Modellgleissysteme.html

Tilligs are better on not?
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Re: Track discussion

Postby Arseny » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 am

These tracks are Kuehn-model's ones.

The Tillig tracks are taller (2.07 mm high), while the Kuehn ones are 1.8 mm high.
Kuehn tracks look more realistic, but if you use old German rolling stock by Zeuke you can get some problems.
Also, Tillig is more popular, so, if you plan to buy some extra tracks in your local hobby shop in your town, maybe they have Tillig in stock, not Kuehn. But if you buy it by mail from Zeuke-TT or somewhere else, don't care about it.
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