TT flex track?

Re: TT flex track?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:12 pm

TiTan downunder wrote:The next exhibition layout will be built to showcase my American items but, I will use Railcraft code 70 rail in the Tillig sleeperbase. It fits perfectly and will accommodate Tillig, Modmueller & Gold Coast wheelsets.

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This is a very interesting solution I hadn't thought of. I will have to try it out. Thanks!
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:00 pm

"Tillig sleeperbase?" Does Tillig sell these tie strips without rails? Sounds like a great solution if one can buy the strips then add their own rails.......DaveB
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby CSD » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:46 pm

^^^ They do.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby TiTan downunder » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Tillig Sleeper base - Standard flexi - wooden # 83025 - 220mm length. They also do the steel & concrete versions BUT, these are only 125mm long.
You will need 4 + 1/2 bases per 36" length of track, removing the end sleeper from the internal joins, as these don't have the " chairs " to hold the rail. Gives you nice bundle of sleepers to use as a wagon load after you've 'built' about 10 yards of track.

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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:46 am

"Tillig Sleeper base - Standard flexi - wooden # 83025 - 220mm length."
How would using the Tillig sleeper base with code 70 rail compare to using the Kreuger TT code 70 flextrack, in appearance, cost, availability to USA? To hand lay a yard of track I'd need about 36 PC board ties, 144 wooden ties, some glue for the ties, some solder, and two pieces of rail. Plus a lot of enthusiasm :>) The good thing is all the parts are easy to get and the finished product is easy to repair if ever needed........DaveB
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:49 am

I wouldn't count on being able to get the Kreuger track at all. I tried before.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Arseny » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:12 am

ConducTTor wrote:I wouldn't count on being able to get the Kreuger track at all. I tried before.


Did you try Euro Train Hobby? They have some TT-model tracks available, according to their site.
TT-model = Krueger.

If you need some TT-model/Krueger rails, I can ask TT-model company; they are situated in my city
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:00 pm

" I can ask TT-model company; they are situated in my city"
That's good to know. Have you tried any of their track? Do they have a local retail shop there? ....DaveB
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Arseny » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:17 am

No, I did not try them by myself. I decided to use Tillig, due to wider variety of their tracks. Also I need sharp turnouts - I do not have a lot of space.

As for shops - they do not have a regular shop, but it's possible to buy their stuff in their office (unfortunately it's far enough from my house).
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:58 am

"it's possible to buy their stuff in their office"
Thanks for the information. I'm working on a test track now but got side tracked by christmas stuff for my wife. I didn't have any code 70 rail on hand but had some N scale Atlas code 80 flextrack so I'm using rail from it . My little 0-8-0 German switcher jogs along ok on the short straight section I have now, the real test will be when I get the turnout put together. If I find that soldering the rail to PC ties goes fast enough I might just continue hand laying . If I get tired of soldering I'll look into flextrack further.....DaveB
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