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Offline 57vert  
#1 Posted : 14 March 2019 20:27:33(UTC)
57vert

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So I have Marklin bridges ( old m track style) and bought the gray Marklin oval pillars. Now that the pillars have arrived they don’t match up correctly. If I want to use Marklin pillars do I need the older red pillars? Is there a cheat to make the gray pillars work?
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#2 Posted : 14 March 2019 20:53:26(UTC)
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are you sure they are not compatible? The supports should be placed at the ends of the bridge and transverse to the track. Perhaps those are only for K-track and the older red plastic ones with green base probably work for M track.

bridges on old layout
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Offline Webmaster  
#3 Posted : 14 March 2019 20:56:01(UTC)
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The grey pillars are indeed for the newer plastic bridge sections, not older metal M-track bridges...

However, there are always workarounds and hopefully you will get some tips here...
Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. [Old Chinese Proverb]
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Offline Markus Schild  
#4 Posted : 14 March 2019 21:40:57(UTC)
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Hi,

It is an interesting idea to design a 3d-printable adaptor to connect the new pillars with the old bridges. I will try. Give me a week or two.

Regards

Markus
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Offline 57vert  
#5 Posted : 14 March 2019 22:16:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Markus Schild Go to Quoted Post
Hi,

It is an interesting idea to design a 3d-printable adaptor to connect the new pillars with the old bridges. I will try. Give me a week or two.

Regards

Markus


I was thinking the same about 3D printing. But I neither know anything about 3D design nor have a 3D printer. But my son does have a printer. I would greatly appreciate your efforts.

Charlie

Offline Markus Schild  
#6 Posted : 14 March 2019 23:01:38(UTC)
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Hi,

This is how it could look like. But I want to test it before I publish the file.

adapter100-1.jpg

Regards

Markus
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Offline 57vert  
#7 Posted : 15 March 2019 02:04:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Markus Schild Go to Quoted Post
Hi,

This is how it could look like. But I want to test it before I publish the file.

adapter100-1.jpg

Regards

Markus


That looks about right to me!

Offline Markus Schild  
#8 Posted : 15 March 2019 20:35:42(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi,

I finished the part:

pillar002.jpg

pillar001.jpg

Files and additional hints how to print: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3494300

Regards

Markus
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Offline 57vert  
#9 Posted : 15 March 2019 23:15:47(UTC)
57vert

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Originally Posted by: Markus Schild Go to Quoted Post
Hi,

I finished the part:

pillar002.jpg

pillar001.jpg

Files and additional hints how to print: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3494300

Regards

Markus


They look great! My son is going to print me out a few this weekend. Will post pictures when installed.

You saved me from a costly mistake!

Thanks so much,
Charlie
Offline 57vert  
#10 Posted : 16 March 2019 00:38:09(UTC)
57vert

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Originally Posted by: 57vert Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Markus Schild Go to Quoted Post
Hi,

I finished the part:

pillar002.jpg

pillar001.jpg

Files and additional hints how to print: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3494300

Regards

Markus


They look great! My son is going to print me out a few this weekend. Will post pictures when installed.

You saved me from a costly mistake!

By the way, that was a quick week or two!

Thanks so much,
Charlie

Edited by user 16 March 2019 15:52:33(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Markus Schild  
#11 Posted : 21 March 2019 16:31:32(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi all,

I updated the part at thingiverse. It is little bit higher now. The first version did not fit all series of pillars.

UserPostedImage


Regards

Markus

Edited by user 21 March 2019 20:16:08(UTC)  | Reason: Picture added

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Offline DaleSchultz  
#12 Posted : 21 March 2019 18:18:04(UTC)
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fabulous job!
Dale
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#13 Posted : 22 March 2019 22:20:39(UTC)
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Brilliant.

Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
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