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Offline charles Sharpe  
#1 Posted : 23 February 2009 12:54:05(UTC)
charles Sharpe


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Hello.

Are there any of you thinking or have bought track just in case the worst happens. I have looked at my layout and I can see were I can extend it if I want to in the future.Smile
CHARLES SHARPE
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#2 Posted : 23 February 2009 13:09:35(UTC)
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Thinking about it!

So many other things I want too!
Offline RayF  
#3 Posted : 23 February 2009 13:14:36(UTC)
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Yes. I have also drawn up a list of spares for locos which I plan to order in the next few days.
Ray
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Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline steventrain  
#4 Posted : 23 February 2009 17:48:49(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by RayPayas
<br />Yes. I have also drawn up a list of spares for locos which I plan to order in the next few days.


I have the same as well with brush, pick-up shoes, tyres, etc.
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 perz  
#5 Posted : 23 February 2009 20:10:42(UTC)
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Actually the opposite. I was going to start buying tracks for my planned new layout. But now with the current uncertainty, I don't do it. Of course I'd like to support Märklin, but only the tracks for that layout is 2 times my normal annual budget for MRR. And I don't want to sit with tracks for half the layout and not be able to get the other half.

I don't want to rely on the second-hand market or solutions from other brands. Peco or hand-laid tracks with loose puko strips can certainly look nice, but it would become a completely different and more time consuming project, with probably lower operation reliability. Not in line with my intentions.

Offline davemr  
#6 Posted : 23 February 2009 21:28:45(UTC)
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Perz. What would you do if you could not get track from Marklin. Is there anything else other than Peco.
davemr
Offline perz  
#7 Posted : 23 February 2009 22:31:09(UTC)
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[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by davemr
<br />Perz. What would you do if you could not get track from Marklin. Is there anything else other than Peco.


For the planned layout, I don't see any alternatives to K-track. I would probably scratch the plans and go back to a more basic pre-study phase. What that would lead to I can't tell.
Offline hxmiesa  
#8 Posted : 23 February 2009 23:41:30(UTC)
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I am in that exact situation, and it is bothering me a lot!!!
I still need to buy around 150m of K-track (already 200m installed in my permanent layout). Does anybody have any information about current stock situation?

For alternatives; How goes with the intents to revive the old Röwa track? -I would buy that instead, but need to know NOW; or I will order the 150m of track from Märklin pretty soon ;-)
Best regards
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Offline davemr  
#9 Posted : 24 February 2009 00:16:38(UTC)
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I do feel that somebody would continue with three rail track. The whole system is too important to destroy because of track. It does appear to be profitable and maybe Roco would do a version.
However my bet would be that Marklin track will survive .. so lets be positive.
davemr
Offline john black  
#10 Posted : 24 February 2009 00:18:24(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by hxmiesa
<br />I still need to buy around 150m of K-track

Wow. Poor Henrik. 150m = 15000cm : 18cm/piece = ~ 830 pieces x €2,50 = ~ €2.100.- [:0]Smile
Perhaps more since I didn't include any turnouts ...
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline hxmiesa  
#11 Posted : 24 February 2009 00:56:20(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by john black
Wow. Poor Henrik. 150m = 15000cm : 18cm/piece = ~ 830 pieces x €2,50 = ~ €2.100.- [:0]Smile
Perhaps more since I didn't include any turnouts ...

Heh! ;-)
My own calculations runs closer to 1500,-. -But you are right; it is mainly slim switches and flextrack.
flextrack is cheaper; Around 9€ for 90cm... (No, I am not up to date with 2009 prices, so might be slightly off)
Certain items can still be found cheaply second-hand in Denmark, but that is just chance and luck. Not exactly what you would like to base a complicated future layout on...
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
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Offline john black  
#12 Posted : 24 February 2009 01:23:12(UTC)
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You're right, advanced layout planning in such dimension is no walk in the park.
On the other hand davemr put it so nicely - let's be positive and we'll succeed ... Smile
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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CU#6021 FX-MOTOROLA DIGITAL SYSTEM. Fast as lightning and no trouble. What else ...
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