TT flex track?

Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:55 pm

got around to finishing my test track turnout. It's a#6 built from Atlas code 80 N scale rail. Ran a test with my little large flanged German steamer and various HP wheel'd and goldcoast wheel'd cars and everything seems to run thru it ok. I didn't add guard rails so the inconsistent back to back wheel measurements don't matter. I put three photos in my ctxmf74 album in the photo galley if anyone wants to take a look( can't recall how to link the album photos to this post) The test track is sitting on my N scale layout so that's why the cars in the background look so small.....DaveB
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:09 am

Dave I assume all the rail parts are Atlas N scale? Looks fantastic!

Here's a link to the images - the first three are of the switch. member/ctxmf74/
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:07 pm

"I assume all the rail parts are Atlas N scale? "
Yeah, I bought a section of code 80 Atlas N flextrack and pulled the rails out of it. Code 55 rail would be fine for the HP size flanges but the larger Euro flanges needed taller rail to clear the rail joiners. Code 70 would be better but I didn't have any. If I proceed with a TT layout I'll order micro engineering code 70 rail ......DaveB
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:28 pm

Got a length of the same stuff ^^^ today to play around with.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby ctxmf74 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:25 pm

"Got a length of the same stuff ^^^ today to play around with."
If you have any areas on your layout that will be in pavement like street running or asphalt team yards you can cut the N scale track apart down the centerline of the ties and glue the halves back together at TT gauge. The missing tie centers don't matter if it's covered with pavement......DaveB
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Robert B » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:59 pm

It is my belief that we need readily available sectional and/or flex track
in order for TT scale to grow in North America.

I am still waiting to get the Tillig sectional track that I ordered on January 4th
of this year. So in the meantime, I bought some flex track off of Ebay.
Thanks to Richard at TT-West, I have a US prototype locomotive and some
train cars.

The local hobby shops carry only HO and N scale track. The larger hobby shops
will carry Lionel track as well as the usual HO and N.

The BTO (By Taking Orders) business model isn't doing a lot of favors for us in
creating growth with TT scale.

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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Arseny » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:31 pm

Robert B wrote:I am still waiting to get the Tillig sectional track that I ordered on January 4th
of this year


Such a long time?! I am sure that something goes wrong.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Robert B » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:51 pm

I just checked today. The sectional track that I ordered in January is still
on backorder.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Arseny » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 am

Where did you order it?
I think you should better order the tracks from Germany. Big German shops usually have a lot of TT stuff in stock.
For example try this ones:
https://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/index.asp?l=gb
http://www.mbs-sebnitz.de/ (I could not find English version)

The postal delivery should not take such a lot of time.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:01 am

I can attest to the relative speed of simply ordering track from Germany versus ordering from a domestic supplier. Back in October 2017, I ordered a loop of 353mm bedding track from Reynald's, only to have all but four sections show up.

It is now April, 2018, and I have yet to get a reply as to where my track is. I ended up ordering the four needed sections from Germany via eBay, and guess what? They showed up in rather quick order.

I agree that supply issues are a major holdback as far as the growth of North American TT scale is concerned.
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