Re: [Z_Scale] tie spacing
> In my humble opinion, Marklin track tie spacing doesn't match heavy european mainline railroad. It looks more like spur or siding style track.There is a difference in spacing between steel, concrete and wooden
sleepering and the Märklin is wooden sleeper style. I can't speak for
France these days but it's certainly bang on for wooden sleepers in
Germany in the 1970s, which shouldn't a surprise I guess.
Some of the high speed lines are concrete sleepers (or slab track in
places) at closer spacings but the MTL track models wooden sleepers as
Real spacing is more complex anyway, sleepers are usually closer together
at the track joints on joined track for example. So if you are really
fussy you need to make your own track (and given the thick and high toy
train rail most Z uses the sleepers are far from the only reason to do
that). Much N gauge rail is actually finer and lower in height than Z !