62933Re: [Z_Scale] Noch's Tessin layout
- Aug 3, 2009Hello Steve,
For any information about those Noch preformed layouts the website of
Noch http://www.noch.de is always a great help. Even if the plans are
only available in German you can see a lot on them. This layout is
also available as a pure layout and as a version mounted in a
The layout looks really nice (besides: as far as I remember the version
Tirol is the same layout just in a winter scenery), but I would like
to warn you about some pitfalls while laying track. I just tried to
draw the layout with my track planing software Raily 4. I tried to use
the sections according to the plan to be found here:
When I saw the outcome on my screen I did understand why the
> "Beim Befestigen der Gleise mussen die Schienenstosse ausgeglichenThis means that you have to take extra care to get the joints right,
and probably you will have to cut some sections into the proper
length. Even if I take into account that I created the plan in just 2
dimensions without the grades, I can't see how just including the
grades would stretch the plan into a perfect fit. Just try it
yourself. I also don't understand why they include two sections 8592
(lenght adjustable sections 100-120mm) into the layout when you have
to cut some sections anyway. My recommendation would be to use
flextrack for most of the layout.
The instructions reads also that this layout is only meant for short
running stock meaning something like the BR89 or the railbus or such
Another detail is that there are no feeder tracks included, but at two
places is written that you have to solder the wire to the tracks.
I also learned something new:
> "Fur Netzbetrieb Noch-Steckernetzgerat Nr. 88170 verwenden."this is a wall plug transformer that is used as a power source. It is
for the European market. Any wall plug transformer that has an output
of 9V, 2,7 VA will work. And the new thing for me is the:
Art.Nr: 88161 Reglerbausatz elektronisch:
this is a controller for Z-scale I haven't heard about before, but I
believe it is a controller somewhere in the reach of the ZThek or the
Jörger De Luxe or any other controller that works in those ranges. If
you get this controller it will work with any power source that
delivers the above mentioned output of 9V, 2,7 VA. As Garth wrote the
ZThek controller would work perfect with the correct power source.
The layout is also meant to be used with two controllers. One for the
outside loop, and one for the inside loop.
Finally: Stecker-Buchse means the connection for the power source.
This can either be a wall plug transformer or a battery box of any
kind that delivers 9V. The drawing of the wiring for the controller is
pretty clear, but the drawing of the battery box is a little beyond
what I understand that is meant, except that there are two wires
coming out from the box....
Steve, if you have more instruction papers besides the plan I linked
above I can help translating the instructions if you need that.
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