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Offline Mman  
#1 Posted : 18 May 2022 18:31:40(UTC)
Mman

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One of my sons tells me that he has seen some transparent C track in a model shop where he lives.
I’ve not heard of or seen this, what can anyone tell me about it.
ChrisG
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Offline H0  
#2 Posted : 18 May 2022 19:17:24(UTC)
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The ref. numbers are 20197 (188mm), 20198 (172mm), 20196 (R1 curves), and 20199(?) for track ends. Those have unpainted sleepers.

There was an earlier series with painted sleepers, but I don't have details.

Edited by user 19 May 2022 17:57:53(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#3 Posted : 18 May 2022 19:17:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mman Go to Quoted Post
One of my sons tells me that he has seen some transparent C track in a model shop where he lives.
I’ve not heard of or seen this, what can anyone tell me about it.
ChrisG


I have some. There are 24130 curves, 24172 and 24188 straights, and 24001 end caps.

It was primarily produced for shop displays AIUI, but a fair amount was sold to customers. It was produced around 10 years ago.

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Offline Mman  
#4 Posted : 18 May 2022 19:29:07(UTC)
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Thank you both, I shall get him to go back tomorrow and buy a few samples if they are still there.
ChrisG
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Offline JohnjeanB  
#5 Posted : 19 May 2022 17:53:11(UTC)
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Hi
Looking on ebay Germany I found quite a number of them using the search "märklin c gleis transparent"
Curves, straight, track ending pieces
https://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_...rchsichtig&_osacat=0

Many pieces seem to have no painted sleepers
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Offline Mman  
#6 Posted : 20 May 2022 14:10:22(UTC)
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My son has now bought me some straights of two different lengths and some end pieces. They will go with my transparent locos!
ChrisG
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Offline Mman  
#7 Posted : 20 May 2022 17:49:48(UTC)
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Sadly, my son reports that the Tyrollean model shop which had this track is closing after 80 years, the owner is retiring and cannot find anyone to take the business over.
Something common to the UK as well.
ChrisG
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#8 Posted : 06 August 2022 13:57:27(UTC)
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An odd question:

Were the End Pieces used only for the display purposes? (So the display trains do not roll of the end of the track?)

Were there ever any L/R points made in the transparent? (I suspect not, just needing confirmation)

Thanks All!
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#9 Posted : 06 August 2022 14:18:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post
An odd question:

Were the End Pieces used only for the display purposes? (So the display trains do not roll of the end of the track?)

Were there ever any L/R points made in the transparent? (I suspect not, just needing confirmation)

Thanks All!


The end pieces are to make the end of the track neat without leaving the contact clips exposed. They are available in the normal C track range as 24001.

There were never any points in the transparent range. it was only ever envisaged as a display track, not for normal use.

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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#10 Posted : 06 August 2022 14:25:32(UTC)
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Thanks Alan! BigGrin Cool
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