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Re: tt model track

Postby dileTTante » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks, J P, for the information. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it. I've saved the comments and photos.
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Re: tt model track

Postby WillYart » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:14 am

Thanks JP for the input on what to do with the oddly spaced ties on the Tillig flex.

I just got my turnouts, flex track, and some other stuff from modellbahnshop-lippe.com at good prices, arrived from Germany to Honolulu in 10 business days. I'd like to supply some photos for future reference.

By the way, the curved turnouts are marked "Pilz" underneath the ties whereas the straight ones are marked "Tillig".

Also the curved turnouts have these horrible hinges on the points, as you can see from the detail photo.

83331 Straight RH EW2.jpg


83331 Straight RH EW2 - points detail.jpg


83332 Straight LH EW2.jpg


83362 Curved LH.jpg


83362 Curved LH - points detail.jpg
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Re: tt model track

Postby j p » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:21 am

Check the guide for Tillig turnouts:
http://www.ttnut.com/tillig-turnout-kits-guide-t1643.html

Some of the tricks might be useful also for your turnouts.

("Pilz" on the curved turnouts means that they have not produced so many of them yet and the old Pilz mould is still OK.)
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Re: tt model track

Postby WillYart » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:57 am

Ah you finished it! It was in progress in August when I was looking into all of this. I suppose I won't buy any more pre-assembled curved turnouts any more, and just use the kit in the future.

That reminds me, as you originally suggested, I need to sand the points. I looked at them and I can see how that might help. What about filing? That might be possible in-place without removing them. I'd probably destroy the turnout attempting to take it apart.

I suppose I'll have to check the performance of some cars with the switches to figures out what needs to be done if anything.
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Re: tt model track

Postby j p » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:04 am

Filing can be done instead of sanding, of course.
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Re: tt model track

Postby WillYart » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:53 am

Thanks. I haven't touched a file in over a decade, when I was a kid. I'm a computer guy.
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