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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#1 Posted : 03 May 2021 00:25:06(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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How do you guys manage do simulate asphalte (or any road surfaces) for your rail crossing and still maintain center rail connection?
Offline Alsterstreek  
#2 Posted : 03 May 2021 18:40:37(UTC)
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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#3 Posted : 04 May 2021 03:11:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post


Thanks for that
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Offline costing  
#4 Posted : 04 May 2021 14:18:06(UTC)
costing

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Variation on this theme, making it a rerailing section too: https://www.marklin-user...erailing-zone#post589502
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Offline PeFu  
#5 Posted : 04 May 2021 16:38:21(UTC)
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I purchased a set from Faller containing a rail crossing and a Faller Car System start set. Re. the rail crossing, the only items I ended up using are the ”between-the-rail” pieces. The rail crossing can be purchased separate.

I used Plastic Padding to fix the ”piano string” included for the mid rail. Here is a clip of my rail crossing:

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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#6 Posted : 05 May 2021 18:03:44(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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For those who did not see this there was an interesting post in this thread by « costing » on a railroad crossing he did with retailing at the same time:

https://www.marklin-user...4-C-track-rerailing-zone

See video in post #9
Offline Puttputtmaru  
#7 Posted : 05 May 2021 18:05:09(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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By the same token I am looking at using the Veismann 5104 gates which look very good and realistic

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Offline JohnjeanB  
#8 Posted : 05 May 2021 22:56:39(UTC)
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Hi
Using C rail, there is a possibility based on the following principles:
- Use a normal C Rail 24188 and make the crossing in the center of the rail
- using a soldering iron, make the stud iron bar force its way up in the rail until it reaches 0.5mm above the rail level
- cut 2 studs every 3 , enough for a slider to operate (and to make studs more discrete)
- prepare a "road surface" from a thin polycarbonate plastic: a rectangle with a width of 13.7 mm and the length of your road width. The end angles are bevelled.
- coat remaining studs with paint to mark the underneath of the road surface and drill it
- install the road surface so that it is flush with the rails top surface.
- paint it. It is finished

Long text but it does not take very long to do it
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Online rbw993  
#9 Posted : 06 May 2021 01:22:45(UTC)
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Jean,
I use a similar method, but use carbon paper. Remember that?!

Roger
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Offline JohnjeanB  
#10 Posted : 06 May 2021 02:12:15(UTC)
JohnjeanB

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Yes Roger Carbon paper is even better when you have it handy.
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Offline Minok  
#11 Posted : 07 May 2021 02:28:46(UTC)
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For the road asphalt surface, one key question is, do you just need dumb road, or do you need to be able to run Faller Car System over it?

For 'dumb road' one approach used by some (assuming you don't just buy the road crossing solutions with crossing gates from the suppliers that make them)... is to get some card stock that is thin (or paper that is thick), lay it on the track section, then apply pressure to emboss the rail and pukos on the card/paper. Then cut the strip out a bit thinner to allow for wheel flanges, and use a hole punch to punch where the pukos are. Test fit. Then paint the card stock (not water based paint!) to the needed color and glue it down into the track.
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Offline applor  
#12 Posted : 07 May 2021 04:23:44(UTC)
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I find 0.2mm stainless steel wire to be the best. Drill a hole at each end of the crossing to run the wire over and then secure the wire ends underneath with a screw. You then connect that to your traction power.

I used the technique for my platform crossings seen here:
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modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#13 Posted : 07 May 2021 04:29:17(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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Thank you all so far for all the advice, I love them. Very interesting to see everyone solutions.
Offline Alsterstreek  
#14 Posted : 07 May 2021 12:00:15(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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An off the shelf solution - "H0 3R Connector" by Viessmann:

https://viessmann-modell...onnector-fitting-to-5100
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Offline marklinist5999  
#15 Posted : 07 May 2021 12:14:14(UTC)
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Viessmann connector nice, but $5.50 plus shipping for one! The wire fix is more economical.
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