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Offline hvc  
#201 Posted : 25 July 2020 09:10:22(UTC)
hvc

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Originally Posted by: applor Go to Quoted Post
I can post it Monday if interested.


Definitely interested!

- H.

- Herman
Offline applor  
#202 Posted : 27 July 2020 06:04:58(UTC)
applor

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Well here are my current station throat designs. Allows for a uni-directional platform track from each direction, a bi-directional platform track, bi-directional passing track and a bi-directional freight track.

The only issue is on the left side throat there is a 24912 wide curve coming off a wide radius curved point (instead of 24315) but it was the best option there as the alternatives looked terrible. Otherwise all OK.
I am not convinced with the right side station throat with that curved point, it doesn't look terrible but not great either.
The 24611 track and the 24330 will lead to some freight sidings, as that last track (5) is the bi-directional freight track, you can see a pocket off the left side for the changeover.

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modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
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Offline applor  
#203 Posted : 27 July 2020 06:29:41(UTC)
applor

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Right side with R9 switches instead of the curved switch, definitely a better look.

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modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
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Offline hvc  
#204 Posted : 27 July 2020 11:19:28(UTC)
hvc

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Looks good!

Just one suggestion- not better or worse, but you could save a bit of space (and make the station longer) with this...

Screen Shot 2020-07-27 at 7.09.08 PM.jpg

I have abused the curved turnout geometry somewhat, but it works in practice.

- H
- Herman
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#205 Posted : 03 August 2020 16:14:34(UTC)
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A Windows XP application by a German gent for determining straight C track combinations to attain a desired length:

https://www.henningvoose...oads/index_downloads.htm
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Offline Garoux  
#206 Posted : 04 August 2020 09:34:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Hi,
I want to be able to see a concentration of knowledge and ideas on Marklin C track in this forum.
............

I agree. The Marklin C track offers a good quality network construction system for appearance and structure.
I have only one very little regret.
- discrete sockets for B and O on the side of the ballast. It would be easier to implement connections.





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Offline Minok  
#207 Posted : 04 August 2020 17:43:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Garoux Go to Quoted Post

I agree. The Marklin C track offers a good quality network construction system for appearance and structure.
I have only one very little regret.
- discrete sockets for B and O on the side of the ballast. It would be easier to implement connections.


A separate clip on component that you snap onto the c track similar to some signals which connects to the B and O below and provides those sockets would be ideal , then there isn’t the need to make special variants of various track pieces.
Toys of tin and wood rule!
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#208 Posted : 04 August 2020 18:33:21(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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I wholeheartedly agree. I am still operating a "carpetbahn" whilst planning my permanent layout when space permits. This does have the advantage that every time I put the track together I try out a new configuration which teaches me what works and what doesn't. However, I really detest trying to push the spade connectors from my 60116 box onto the nearest track piece. Sometimes they just slide on, other times I spend ages pushing them with pliers. Also the red and brown wires sneaking out under the plastic ballast doesn't look like it was well designed.

Keith
"The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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