Re : [Z_Scale] Replacing a turnout?
- Sorry, a little bit late to reply. If you want to avoid the roadbed / height problem linked to the MTL turnouts, you may choose a turnout from Peter Wright ( http://www.wrightturnouts.com ) .
These are power routing turnouts, you only have to do the correct wiring in order to respect the fair polarity on the points depending on their position, and to fit an undertable switch motor (in my case Tortoises).
These turnouts exactly match Marklin's size, and are available with MTL style tie spacing as well as Marklin/Peco style tie spacing.
Hope this helps,
--- En date de : Ven 15.8.08, ckuttner <ckuttner@...> a écrit :
De: ckuttner <ckuttner@...>
Objet: [Z_Scale] Replacing a turnout?
Date: Vendredi 15 Août 2008, 18h54
I've been corresponding with Loren Snyder, whose opinion I value
highly, but it never hurts to get some more input.
My layout has a single turnout, a Marklin left-handed one, with my
mainline going on the straight-through portion. The points seem to be
tight, and I can never quite get it adjusted. In addition, there tends
to be an electrical dead zone, so if my steam engine (sorry, I forget
which one I have and am not home right now) tends to stall there.\
I'm considering pulling out the Marklin and putting in an MTL.I'm
running on Zthek railbed and realize I'll have to do some height
I welcome opinions here...will my train be happier with this change?
Thanks in advance,
Charles Kuttner, MD
aka: Col. Cornelius Kuttner
Proprietor and Psychopathist
The Oakville & Poorfarm RR
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