Re: Marklin vs Micro Train coupler.
There isn't much to add to Garth's post, but two thoughts. Zelatory makes adapter plates for some Marklin cars that convert to non-Marklin trucks and coupler. I've used them for the tender and tank cars and have been happy with the results: gives you the proper truck placement and allows you to use more prototypical trucks.
You might want to consider buying or building a transition car: a car with an MTL coupler on one end and Marklin on the other.
BTW if you still want to do the crossing layout you posted, I figured out how to do the wiring.
Hope this hells,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Eddie Hen <southridge90@...> wrote:
> Is it even possible to convert a Marklin coupler to an Micro Train type? Looking at
> my Marklin set, I'm not sure it is.
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- Thanks Mark. I saw the layout in the file section of the Yahoo Group. I could not get the link you provided in your responce to work though.
From: mark2playz <mark.markham@...>
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2013 2:44 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Track crossing question
I've re-posted you image with notes for VERY basic electrical wiring:
There's a lot of ways of doing this, including adding the Marklin track swicthes to make the operation automatic to auto-sensing reversing circuits.
For a quick interesting layout I've always liked a figure-eight folded over at the crossing (either over/under or the 13-degree track).
--- In mailto:z_scale%40yahoogroups.com, Eddie Hen <southridge90@...> wrote:
> Ok, like I said, let the laughter begin! What looked good on paper, did not
> cross over to the real world. When I hooked up one of the inter loops,
> minus the intersection part, the train would not run. Guess I was creating a
> major short. Oh well, back to my original boring layout, unless of course someone
> can stop laughing enought toÂ come up with a solution.
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