Welcome to the forum   
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Share
Options
View
Go to last post in this topic Go to first unread post in this topic
Offline Peter Neumann  
#1 Posted : 27 February 2008 16:07:12(UTC)
Peter Neumann

United States   
Joined: 18/12/2002(UTC)
Posts: 249
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Could someone explain the differences between the older Marklin 2100 series K-track and the newer 2200 series? Do both have nickel-silver track, same number of ties, etc. etc.?

Thanks,

Peter
Offline kbvrod  
#2 Posted : 27 February 2008 17:06:27(UTC)
kbvrod

United States   
Joined: 23/08/2006(UTC)
Posts: 2,597
Location: Beverly, MA
Hi Peter,all,
2100,is 'folded' rail,2200,is solid rail.

Dr Dirt
Offline Webmaster  
#3 Posted : 27 February 2008 17:30:23(UTC)
Webmaster


Joined: 25/07/2001(UTC)
Posts: 10,859
The 2100 have the same rail profile as M-track, just to explain "folded"...
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]
Offline steventrain  
#4 Posted : 27 February 2008 18:36:05(UTC)
steventrain

United Kingdom   
Joined: 21/10/2004(UTC)
Posts: 32,764
The 21xx date from 1969 to 1980 and 22xx from 1981 to present.


See the link with pictures (in german).

http://www.erichs-modell...n_h0/gleise/gleise.htm#4
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 Hemmerich  
#5 Posted : 27 February 2008 21:09:43(UTC)
Hemmerich


Joined: 15/04/2003(UTC)
Posts: 2,734
Location: ,
This picture should make the difference more clear. wink

UserPostedImage

2100 rails (right) were sheet metal, whereas 2200 rails (left) are solid steel. Otherwise there is no difference for the tracks (but some technical improvements with switches, etc.).
Offline Peter Neumann  
#6 Posted : 27 February 2008 22:47:53(UTC)
Peter Neumann

United States   
Joined: 18/12/2002(UTC)
Posts: 249
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Okay, thank you all - danke dir Lutz!

Peter
Offline RobertMcDowell  
#7 Posted : 28 February 2008 04:56:53(UTC)
RobertMcDowell


Joined: 04/10/2006(UTC)
Posts: 157
Location: Salinas, CA
Thanks for posing the question and thank you all for responding. Although C-track is great for my current layout, I am now more convinced I will use K-track for my next one.
Rob
CA, USA
Offline DaleSchultz  
#8 Posted : 28 February 2008 05:01:16(UTC)
DaleSchultz


Joined: 10/02/2006(UTC)
Posts: 3,138
the 22xx series rails are much better than the 21xx rails. Avoid the 21xxx stuff.
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
Offline steventrain  
#9 Posted : 28 February 2008 15:35:21(UTC)
steventrain

United Kingdom   
Joined: 21/10/2004(UTC)
Posts: 32,764
Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by DaleSchultz
<br />the 22xx series rails are much better than the 21xx rails. Avoid the 21xxx stuff.


Yeah, It is smooth running on 22xx.
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 hmsfix  
#10 Posted : 28 February 2008 15:44:43(UTC)
hmsfix


Joined: 06/02/2005(UTC)
Posts: 1,383
Location: Darmstadt,
Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by DaleSchultz
<br />the 22xx series rails are much better than the 21xx rails. Avoid the 21xxx stuff.

I fully agree. The 22xx is highly superior over the 21xx series with respect to tolerances (e.g. rail joints fit together much better) and electric contact.

There is only one application where I prefer 21xx tracks over 22xx: you can very easily solder 21xx rails with normal electronics soldering metal. That's not possible with 22xx. Sometimes a useful feature for Do-It-Yourself track constructions (buffer stops, level crossings etc.).

Hans Martin
Users browsing this topic
OceanSpiders 2.0
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

| Powered by YAF.NET | YAF.NET © 2003-2019, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.713 seconds.