Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Northeast
3
10%
Midwest
5
17%
South
4
14%
West
9
31%
Canada
8
28%
 
Total votes : 29

Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:51 pm

Ummmmm, probably. I'll look into it when you're ready.
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby TTbahner » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:30 pm

Hi everybody,
+1 canadian is regestered :wave:
Will be glad to meet TT people in my area (GTA, ON, Canada)
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:47 pm

Welcome to the board TTbahner!
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby BTTB Fan » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:32 pm

TTbahner wrote:Hi everybody,
+1 canadian is regestered :wave:
Will be glad to meet TT people in my area (GTA, ON, Canada)

Welcome to the forum! I'm in Richmond Hill :wink:
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby CSD » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:39 am

Welcome, TTbahner! Perhaps you easterners will have to organize a TT meet.
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby TTbahner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:54 am

Thanks.
Wow! BTTB is very close to my place. I'm eager to see and talk to TT people. Meeting will be great. I have bunch of questions to ask.
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:11 am

Well, ask away man!
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby BTTB Fan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:49 am

ConducTTor wrote:Well, ask away man!

Yeah, what he said! A get-together would be excellent, but no need to wait for a meeting to ask questions!
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby TTbahner » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:46 pm

Truly, I don’t know what to start from. I’ll try to be consistent and may be you would be able to advise something.
I have a lot of stuff in BTTB including rails ( П - shape or standard), turnouts, crosses and etc. I think this will be enough for decent layout. About the rolling stock and engines – different stuff from different eras. That “treasure” was bought 15 years ago as second hand and never been put together. I think that I’m pretty close to the point to start building something. OK. The digression is over.
1. Having tons of old BTTB rails, should it to be right to keep them for layout or replace with modern Tillig? How do “old style” rails look on layout? As a toy or more like a model?
2. All engines are AC and with old motors, though running but have glitches from time to time. What about motor replacement: to replace part or buy a new locomotive? Is it difficult to replace it? Where to buy motor? What type of motor? Are any modifications required? Planning to build digital layout.
That’s it for my first post. Thanks in advance
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Re: Where in the US (and Canada?) are you?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:31 pm

TTbahner wrote:1. Having tons of old BTTB rails, should it to be right to keep them for layout or replace with modern Tillig? How do “old style” rails look on layout? As a toy or more like a model?


The new rails look better - for sure. However, it's up to you whether or not that's a problem. In my case, the number 1 reason for converting to Tillig is more realistic radii and the availability of flex track.


TTbahner wrote:2. All engines are AC and with old motors, though running but have glitches from time to time. What about motor replacement: to replace part or buy a new locomotive? Is it difficult to replace it? Where to buy motor? What type of motor? Are any modifications required? Planning to build digital layout.


Once again, my experience was that it makes a lot more sense to buy new stuff than spend the money to fix older stuff. I still have the old stuff but, my money gets invested in new models.

As for motor replacement, it's basically ebay or nothing - do a search for "Harry Barth" on this site and you should get some info (I don't remember off the top of my head which threads those were).
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