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Offline Hics  
#1 Posted : 13 February 2019 17:01:55(UTC)
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I was just told that height of rails used in Start UP sets is 2.3 mm while standard height of C Gleiss is 2.1 mm. Is that true?
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#2 Posted : 13 February 2019 17:29:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hics Go to Quoted Post
I was just told that height of rails used in Start UP sets is 2.3 mm while standard height of C Gleiss is 2.1 mm. Is that true?


Could that be for the plastic tracks that come with the battery powered sets?
Ray
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#3 Posted : 13 February 2019 17:33:53(UTC)
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Exactly. I'm just arguing with someone who claims 2.3 mm are being used in Start UP sets but I think he is wrong. But if 2.3 are in My World they are not good for us to use anyway. I think he is wrong.
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#4 Posted : 14 February 2019 00:39:55(UTC)
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Hi!
Originally Posted by: Hics Go to Quoted Post
I was just told that height of rails used in Start UP sets is 2.3 mm while standard height of C Gleiss is 2.1 mm. Is that true?
Märklin C track uses rails with 2.3 mm height, Trix C track uses rails that are 2.1 mm in height.
Rails have the same height - starter set or regular sale.

So the statement is sort of true - but it is not the full truth.

I don't know which height you find in current My World sets. But you can use them with both Märklin C track and Trix C track (but trains won't get power as the rails are plastic).
Regards
Tom
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#5 Posted : 14 February 2019 02:38:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hics Go to Quoted Post
Exactly. I'm just arguing with someone who claims 2.3 mm are being used in Start UP sets but I think he is wrong. But if 2.3 are in My World they are not good for us to use anyway. I think he is wrong.


Some measurements about the C-track and clearances.

http://www.modellbahnkel...astelstube/Lichtraum.htm

NEM 340 about Märklin centerrails tracks

https://www.morop.org/do...oads/nem/de/nem340_d.pdf

As you see the elevation of a C-track is 2,3 mm.
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
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Offline H0  
#6 Posted : 14 February 2019 07:46:47(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TEEWolf Go to Quoted Post
As you see the elevation of a C-track is 2,3 mm.
I have C track with a height of 2.1 mm, too. Their rails are nickel silver, not stainless steel.

As you see there are two different rail heights for C track.
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Offline mbarreto  
#7 Posted : 14 February 2019 09:46:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post

I have C track with a height of 2.1 mm, too. Their rails are nickel silver, not stainless steel.

As you see there are two different rail heights for C track.


Do you refer only to 3-rails C track or are you considering the 2 rails and 3 rails C track?
About the material, judging by the color, I thought 2 rails C track was/is nickel silver and 3 rails was/is stainless steel. But was just a guess...

Regards,
Miguel
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Offline H0  
#8 Posted : 14 February 2019 10:43:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mbarreto Go to Quoted Post
Do you refer only to 3-rails C track or are you considering the 2 rails and 3 rails C track?
We have a question in "General MRR" that does not mention Märklin or Trix, so my answer covers both types of C track.
Maybe the existence of both Märklin C track and Trix C track with different heights was the cause of the question.
Regards
Tom
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Offline Hics  
#9 Posted : 14 February 2019 11:23:13(UTC)
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Ok guys.
I have got what I wanted.
Let's end the discussion now.
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