MTL Turnouts & AZL Locos
- I've just saw a thread on Trainboard where AZL locos are having
trouble negotiating the new turnouts.
Has anyone here run into any troubles yet?
This is a lurker's reply. What problem? Harold Oakley is a collector AND
runner of Marklin since Z's founding in 1972. He is so enthusiastic about
the MT track that he bought out a dealer's supply and has been running old
and new Marklin ever since with NO problems. He dropped by just to tell me
how much he likes the track. Good job, Joe and MTL. I suspect a wheel gauge
would solve most of the problems. Lovingly :-),
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe DAmato" <shipsure2003@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 10:42 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: MTL Turnouts & AZL Locos
Honest, I had/have no desire to exclude the running of any other
product on our track. I did my very best to accomodate everything I
could get my hands on and once things were lined up, things worked.
I've only been with MTL for 5 years next month, so I assume that
Keith Edwards worked with Marklin when establishing our standards in
the shop. Trust me, our QC is on this stuff and I have to test, re-
test and then test some more to get her approval. I couldn't do
this without her knowledge and persistance. We have numbers and we
have to stick to them, so, at least I know what my stuff will do. I
wish I could have done something to accomodate what ever was going
on out there, but there's no way. For those that are upset or PO'd
at me, point the gun at me, I'm a big boy and will try and make it
right for you. I want everyone to have a good experience with our
product and others so we can make this scale the champion it
deserves to be.
MTL--- In email@example.com, "Larry Card" <lpcard@...> wrote:
> I would bet that if MicroTrains locos and rolling stock wheels
> been checked with the MicroTrains gauge works perfectly on the
> if the gauge of the turnouts also check good with the MicroTrains
> that MicroTrains will not change a blessed thing. I would also
bet that if
> you adjust the wheels on your other-than-MicroTrains locos and
> with the MicroTrains gauge that they will work perfectly on the
> turnouts as well. I'm guessing that MicroTrains will not
> design to accomodate the locos and rolling stock of other than
> brands. If MT has a say in the matter, I would hazard a guess
> would prefer the MicroTrains gauge to be the standard to which
> manufacturers will aspire. At least then there would be a
standard, or have
> I misunderstood that particular thread?
> Larry P. Card
> Franklinton NC
> >I'll take that bet Loren. :)
> >I think I might win already,
> >if my logic is correct.
> >In a mold, wouldnt they need to ADD something to it, and not file
> >away, to create more space in the product??????
> > > Good thoughts, and I agree. I'll wager a dime or two that Joe
> >will have the
> > > manufacturer shave a bit off the guard rail area on the master
> >mold and the
> > > new ones will have that added space that will make all runners
> > > are bound to be a few bugs. But, MTL is a great company and
> > > issues if they can. I for one see the turnouts setting a new
> >standard for Z.
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