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Offline 60904  
#1 Posted : 25 November 2020 22:13:54(UTC)
60904

Germany   
Joined: 27/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 272
I was always wondering what to do with the long 1:87 or even 1:100 like Roco TUI coaches when using M Track. There are even modern Märklin coaches which can't pass the lanterns. It is as simply as this: Take away the lantern. Cut a piece of metal from the underneath cover or any rotten piece of track. Size: ca. 18 x 10 mm. Drill a 2mm hole and fix the new metal cover instead of a the lantern. It doesn't take much time to do this job.


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And while working with the turnouts why not clean all of the mechanism at the same time?

https://www.marklin-user...-to-make-a-total-upgrade

I am sure the turnouts will work another 60 years; maybe even more.
Greetings
Martin
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Offline JohnjeanB  
#2 Posted : 26 November 2020 19:21:49(UTC)
JohnjeanB

France   
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Location: Paris, France
Hi Martin
This is interesting but IMO, the nice historic looking of M tracks would be diminished (destroyed?) if you remove the lanterns, add servo motors, etc.
Why not then use the C track ?(excellent track which you can adapt very easily your wishes).

Just a matter of opinion, MartinBigGrin
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Offline 60904  
#3 Posted : 28 November 2020 20:43:25(UTC)
60904

Germany   
Joined: 27/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 272
My layout is built with C track. This is only meant as one option to use old turnouts with modern vehicles, especially if you want to use old track in hidden stations. Of course the lights are a part of old Märklin feeeling.
Greetings
Martin
Offline sgtb  
#4 Posted : 02 December 2020 14:32:00(UTC)
sgtb

United States   
Joined: 21/04/2014(UTC)
Posts: 26
Location: Central Ohio
This is a great idea for my layout rebuild with a new hidden station. Thanks for posting. BigGrin
Offline analogmike  
#5 Posted : 02 December 2020 15:28:20(UTC)
analogmike

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Location: NEW JERSEY, USA
Hey,
When all of you guys are done vandalizing those poor defenseless switches you can send me the big lanterns so I can put them on my switches with the little ones.

Mikey
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