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Offline SteamNut  
#1 Posted : 16 May 2015 18:18:15(UTC)

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Thanks to Alan Rees and Alan from Frankfurt this was posted in Railway of Germany Form. The true nature of the studs (projections) are not known perhaps they hold the ties from shifting, or as one member remarked, Marklin pulled off a promotional stunt - Fred
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Offline Webmaster  
#2 Posted : 16 May 2015 18:30:09(UTC)

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Perfect, now we know the Märklin track is prototypical too... BigGrin
M, K & C tracks are ok - at least with a German layout theme...

As you say, probably to secure the ties on the banked roadbed.
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Offline xxup  
#3 Posted : 16 May 2015 23:29:31(UTC)

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It's a photoshop job.. Laugh Zoom in and have a closer look.
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Offline Tdl  
#4 Posted : 20 May 2015 15:45:10(UTC)

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here is my proposal for a new marklin track: concrete sleepers and rail clips.


The studs are actually anchoring the track to the roadbed. This is sometimes done in curves.
Notice the sleepers. Two types are used.

I have found this picture on the internet a couple of years ago.
It was taken in Germany by someone else, I do not recall the location.

It would be nice when marklin will start to offer track and points with concrete sleepers en clip connections imitation.

Regards, Willem

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Offline Tom Jessop  
#5 Posted : 27 May 2015 23:18:36(UTC)
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A similar fixing style is used on most rail networks , usually on curves where the track can move sideways when a train travels over it but I have seen a fair bit of use on points for the same problem . The spikes are about 6 foot long & inserted by a hammer head attached to a air compressor tool thru the ballast into the sub strata underneath .

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Offline ozzman  
#6 Posted : 28 May 2015 00:46:31(UTC)

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I have seen the same here in NSW, but forget where (somewhere around Sydney).
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#7 Posted : 24 June 2015 20:14:18(UTC)

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Meanwhile I have found why Märklin tracks really have center studs...

it is to check that the track is straight when laying it

laser line

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Offline waorb  
#8 Posted : 24 June 2015 21:55:59(UTC)

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Nice excuse to use the laser pointer! ThumpUp


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