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Offline steventrain  
#1 Posted : 13 August 2011 18:45:07(UTC)
steventrain

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Please vote one as you are use on layout?

Edited by user 29 August 2011 17:07:45(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
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Offline Ian555  
#2 Posted : 13 August 2011 19:14:02(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi Stephen,

Voted M track.

Ian.

Offline Caralain  
#3 Posted : 13 August 2011 19:31:21(UTC)
Caralain

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Hi Stephen:

Voted for the K tracks. The only ones!Laugh

Pierre
Offline David Dewar  
#4 Posted : 13 August 2011 20:12:05(UTC)
David Dewar

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Hi Stephen. In this type of poll everybody with M or K will vote but those with C probably wont bother. Same with CS2 or ECOS or IB etc. Minorities always vote (and quite rightly so)
Most folk use C track with those wanting more realism use K track.
I have never quite understood M track unless you have a lot of it and are very old !!! (only kidding guys) I love the M track layouts as it takes me back in time and you dont need to worry about ballast etc but just run and enjoy trains.

dave PS I use C track to save miles of wiring etc and nice smooth running ... most of the time !
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
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Offline petestra  
#5 Posted : 13 August 2011 20:33:08(UTC)
petestra

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Hi. I voted C track but my layout is about 50/50 M and C. Peter
Offline Leitner  
#6 Posted : 13 August 2011 20:53:20(UTC)
Leitner

Taiwan, Province Of China   
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C-Tracks also if i started with M.
Ep. III (My layout is set in 1962).
I collect mainly DSB, DB and SBB but I'm quite... Open minded.
I'm quite a big collector of NOHAB lok :)
Offline Piggy  
#7 Posted : 13 August 2011 21:01:39(UTC)
Piggy

Australia   
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Location: Sydney
I voted K tracks, since most of my layout is K tracks, but I use C tracks in the hidden areas, and I planning to use more C tracks for planned expansion. The reason for me to use K tracks was simply that was what I had from my childhood, so there are still many old 21XX k track in use on my layout. I started with M tracks as child, but my dad hated the noise, so he paid for the change to K track. If I was to start today, I would go for C tracks.
Regards
Kenneth
CS1 update - K & C tracks - German Era 3B & 4, with some Swiss and Austrian visitors. - My Layout
Offline Webmaster  
#8 Posted : 13 August 2011 21:38:06(UTC)
Webmaster


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Have a lot of K-track, even if my little test oval is C...
On a future layout it will be both K & C... But voted for K as the main material...
C is to be used wherever it's convenient... Suppose new track purchases will be C...
Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. [Old Chinese Proverb]
Offline hennabm  
#9 Posted : 13 August 2011 21:45:38(UTC)
hennabm

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There is only one way I can vote -


M trackCool

Oh the noise of the tin plate coaches as they thunder down the M track and across those double slip points Love Love Love
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline Webmaster  
#10 Posted : 13 August 2011 21:59:04(UTC)
Webmaster


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Mike - mesmerised by the visit at Ian's the 23rd of July maybe? BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
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Offline hennabm  
#11 Posted : 13 August 2011 22:13:44(UTC)
hennabm

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Juhan
Inspired as well as mesmerised.

Soon, very soon I will be starting my (modest) layout with M track. As soon as the wood has been purchasd I will open a thread to show progress etc.

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline RayF  
#12 Posted : 13 August 2011 22:29:11(UTC)
RayF

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A couple of years ago I took the opportunity to change my layout from M track to C track when I redesigned it. The running is so much better now! C track gets my vote.
Ray
Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Johnvr  
#13 Posted : 13 August 2011 22:47:55(UTC)
Johnvr

South Africa   
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I voted for M-Track.
I have had it for 40 years.
C-Track for 5 years.

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline kariosls37  
#14 Posted : 14 August 2011 00:58:20(UTC)
kariosls37

New Zealand   
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Posts: 1,067
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Voted for M track, though the Auckland Marklin Club module(and any future ones I will build) are in C track. I use it because I have a good amount already, and C track is so bl**y expensive
Offline Dimi194  
#15 Posted : 14 August 2011 01:33:45(UTC)
Dimi194

Australia   
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C track for ever! I love it. I think it is by far the best HO Model train track avaliable. The 'click' is so easy to do/use!
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Offline Jay  
#16 Posted : 14 August 2011 04:13:59(UTC)
Jay

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when I got back into the hobby after a thirty five year absence I only knew K and M tracks.As I already had a few M
I dived in by buying lots of used M.Then I was introduced to the internet and discovered what I consider to be "My" forum and lo and behold,they now have C track and digital with sound to boot.It was a no brainer.In for a penny in for a pound,C track it was going to be and digi locs and then 6021 and then 6080 and then mobile station "and then"
is still going on much to the frustration of the FD.
Jay
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#17 Posted : 14 August 2011 05:01:26(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
Please vote one as you are use on layout?




I'm going to have to edit this poll so that I can vote for all 3 types. My layout uses M, C and a small bit of K track!
Offline Renato  
#18 Posted : 14 August 2011 11:56:31(UTC)
Renato

Italy   
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Location: Gorizia, Italy
Hi Stephen,

I voted C track, but I have M tracks too.

I started buying C tracks as they are more realistic compared to M tracks (it is only my opinion).

Cheers

Renato
Offline Macfire  
#19 Posted : 14 August 2011 15:25:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Caralain Go to Quoted Post
Hi Stephen:

Voted for the K tracks. The only ones!Laugh

Pierre


What he said Cool Cool


Bigdaddy - be honest - you should vote M Track as that is the majority of your layout...
Lord Macca
New Zealand branch of Clan Donald.
Offline ricky  
#20 Posted : 14 August 2011 19:30:56(UTC)
ricky


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I don't think I can vote: I do not have a layout... Sad

When I was a kid, my dad built us (my older bro and me) a layout with M track (the only one at that time!)
Later I was very attracted by K because of the wide radius switches, so I bought a few tracks, but didn't have the money to build a complete layout.
Then I moved and now do not have any space for a layout, although a couple years ago I bought some C tracks with wide radius switches to build a carpet bahn, but that is a very rare occurrence...

Please all: continue to post pics and videos of your layouts, I enjoy seeing them!!

Cheers,
Ricky Smile
Offline intruder  
#21 Posted : 14 August 2011 22:14:12(UTC)
intruder

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I woted for K-tracks.

Mainly due to the flexible 90cm track 2205.
In some hidden areas I will use C-track, because I allready have almost all I need.
Best regards Svein, Norway
grumpy old sod
Offline Alfa V8  
#22 Posted : 14 August 2011 23:11:57(UTC)
Alfa V8


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I voted K, that is all I use, the flexible sections convinced me at a early stage, to me the C track is nice but the ballast is to uniform in color and shape.

Hannes
Every day provides new opertunities. H0 mostly Marklin, still using my 6021, LGB in Gauge 1, live steam in larger gauges.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#23 Posted : 14 August 2011 23:17:36(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Originally Posted by: Macfire Go to Quoted Post
Bigdaddy - be honest - you should vote M Track as that is the majority of your layout...



Actually, I'd vote C track then, as there is twice as much C track as there is M track on the layout.
Offline drstapes  
#24 Posted : 14 August 2011 23:37:27(UTC)
drstapes

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Yes M track for me as thats what I have always had. I have always had boxes of it and if it fails it is cheap to throw it away and get some more off ebay.However if I was new to the hobby(and rich) I would go for C track.

Geoff




Regards

Geoff (UK)

marklin HO from the 50's and 60's
Offline steventrain  
#25 Posted : 23 August 2011 18:26:17(UTC)
steventrain

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62% vote C-tracks.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline hxmiesa  
#26 Posted : 29 August 2011 11:44:36(UTC)
hxmiesa

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Voted!
K, of course! ;-)
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
Offline xxup  
#27 Posted : 29 August 2011 12:34:16(UTC)
xxup

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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
62% vote C-tracks.


Just dropped to 57%.. LOL M-track roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllssss
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Offline steventrain  
#28 Posted : 29 August 2011 12:45:18(UTC)
steventrain

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Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
62% vote C-tracks.


Just dropped to 57%.. LOL M-track roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllssss



But it vote The K-tracks.Wink
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline David Dewar  
#29 Posted : 29 August 2011 13:05:04(UTC)
David Dewar

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Hi Stephen you will find that if everybody on Users voted the result would be around 80% C track with the other 20% split between K and M.
With M now obsolete new folk are mainly buying C track and this will increase annually. Those who wish to ballast and have a better looking track will go for K.
M track will slowly fade away ( same as the users lol .. ducking to avoid flying objects)
Same really with 6021 control unit.
Many of us have both or all types in different parts of the layout.
Geoff has a good point that it is cheap and old bits can be thrown away and second hand better bits bought on ebay. It is this however that will eventually be the demise of M when there is little or none left.
My view is C track gives great running and avoids a lot of wriring. K looks best (in station areas in particular) M gives not great running and looks not that great either but has a history for old Marklin folk which makes it the best for them.

dave
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
Offline steventrain  
#30 Posted : 29 August 2011 17:10:29(UTC)
steventrain

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I have add three as follow

K/C - Tracks.

K/M - Tracks.

M/C - Tracks.

Vote one or more if you like.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline utkan  
#31 Posted : 29 August 2011 17:18:55(UTC)
utkan

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I have voted MBigGrin

mehmet
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Offline TrainIride  
#32 Posted : 29 August 2011 22:21:26(UTC)
TrainIride

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Sorry, Blushing
I've voted separately for M and C instead of the M/C answer !
I have more M tracks now on my layout, but the future extension will be in C...
Regards
Joël
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