TT Trackwork

Re: TT Trackwork

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:54 pm

Just a heads up, FT's items are listed as out of stock. No worry - the TT stuff is made to order. I just spoke to them and they said go ahead and order any item you're interested in.
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby oldtrainguy » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:17 pm

I've finished my first turnout (right hand).

It's not nearly as pretty as Mark's but it works. It is ever so slightly tight where the wing rails meet based on the gauge but the wheel sets go through there without any problems.

Now I'm going to try and make a left hand turnout and see if I can improve things.
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby Murad » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:13 pm

I hate you all guys!
just started my layout but read this topic.
Already ordered wood planks for ties. Right now going to tear off the tillig rails mounted on the layout.....

do you now any dealer selling spikes for TT?
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:27 pm

I don't know of any that sell spikes in TT. Perhaps TT-Filligran or Art & Detail?
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby Murad » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:33 am

CSD wrote:
You may want to consider PC board ties and solder instead of spikes.


i think that soldered rails will look incomplete wirhout spikes.
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby Murad » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:25 am

micro engineering spikes are pretty big for TT..
even 3/16" it almost 5mm long. ties are 2mm thick, so we have 3mm extra long. i've requested a catalod from a&d. wanna check their flex ties.
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby Andy Carlson » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:19 pm

There is a product in HO scale which is a 12 inch length of ties with a small web under one side (only) to allow flexibility. It is injection molded and features scale ties and tie plates with styrene spikes which the user presses over the rail base after gluing the rail down. There are 3 versions in HO scale, and a 4th is being tooled this month. The variations are in tie size and spacing. Go to the website CVMW.com to see many photos and captions on explanations for installation.

The owner of Central Valley Model Works is also well into finishing the mold for a 12 inch length of N gauge tie-strip using the same techniques in the larger sizes. Since it is a numerical program, I asked what difficulty would there be in making a TT gauge tie strip. His response was that it would not be too difficult but the tie plate dimensions would have to be adjusted to code 55 dimensions. But he said that they would not sell in such a minority scale. I offered to pay for the tool and he is thinking about it.

Maybe with enough contacts from folks like us could be persuasive enough to get it done. He sounded like making a #6 L & R switch tie strips could be done also. His HO switch ties are beautiful and have lots of molded in detail.
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby areibel » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:29 pm

That would be fantastic if it happens Andy! There's been a lot of discussion but it was assumed an injection mold would be big $$$. Keep us posted!
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:59 pm

I would definitely be interested.
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Re: TT Trackwork

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:37 am

Central Valley HO Scale ties strips are very nice.

TT-Scale strips sized for code 55 rail would go very well with my Fast Tracks turnouts. I was wondering how to do the track work without a lot of wood ties.
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