TT flex track?

Re: TT flex track?

Postby Richard-B » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:27 am

Not correct... (wrong tie spacing) But any port in a storm?
https://www.walthers.com/hom-12mm-meter-gauge-code-75-nickel-silver-flex-track
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:06 pm

Richard-B wrote:Not correct... (wrong tie spacing) But any port in a storm?
https://www.walthers.com/hom-12mm-meter-gauge-code-75-nickel-silver-flex-track

Definitely something to consider, but I feel that I would rather wait for what I want than to put all that effort into making a layout with components that I really do not want in the first place.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Tom Dempsey » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:34 pm

If you don't mind my asking, what's your problem with handlaying track? You're building your own power and buildings, laying scenery, all that indicates you have the necessary skill set already.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:17 pm

Tom Dempsey wrote:If you don't mind my asking, what's your problem with handlaying track? You're building your own power and buildings, laying scenery, all that indicates you have the necessary skill set already.

To be honest, I really do not know, other than I am a little intimidated by the prospect of laying track, mainly out of the fact that I do not have the supplies needed as of right now, and cost is a slight factor right now.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Robert B » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:40 pm

Arseny wrote: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.


I ordered the track from an American importer; Reynaulds.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Robert B wrote:
Arseny wrote: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.


I ordered the track from an American importer; Reynaulds.

I would recommend against Reynaulds for the time being (ConducTTor, can I say this?), I have yet to receive track that I ordered and paid for over six months ago. If they can get their act together, then that would be a great thing.
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby Richard-B » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:02 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:<snip> I have yet to receive track that I ordered and paid for over six months ago. If they can get their act together, then that would be a great thing.
This MAY be a symptom of not actually fully stocking TT-scale... but ordering from their EU sources when they actually get enough back-orders to justify the shipping.

A minor industry player named 'Walthers" is known to play this game with smaller suppliers...
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Re: TT flex track?

Postby krokodil » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:59 am

Richard-B wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:<snip> I have yet to receive track that I ordered and paid for over six months ago. If they can get their act together, then that would be a great thing.
This MAY be a symptom of not actually fully stocking TT-scale... but ordering from their EU sources when they actually get enough back-orders to justify the shipping.

A minor industry player named 'Walthers" is known to play this game with smaller suppliers...



Sometimes even the manufacturer has "shortages". Remember some years ago when I ordered my tracks (almost 100 m of different elements from flextracks over turnouts and many segments - especially for the loops) it took also 3-4 months to get everything. I can immagine to oversea it will take even more.
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