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jpipkin

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« on: October 26, 2011, 01:43:32 PM »

Does anyone know anything about the Model Railroader announcement of what sounds like brass track from Bachmann?

Jim Pipkin
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Bucksco

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 04:13:25 PM »

Yes, Bachmann will be producing Large Scale Brass track.
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tom p

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 04:46:02 PM »

HURRAY!!!!!
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armorsmith


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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 05:50:45 PM »

More directly, when will the information regarding code, length of straights, diameters of curves and compatibility with other mfgrs be available?

Thanks,

Bob C.
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Bucksco

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 09:15:23 PM »

Initial releases include:

One-foot straight, 12 pack
Three-foot straight, 12 pack
Four-foot diameter curve, 12 pack
Five-foot diameter curve, 12 pack
Eight-foot diameter curve, 16 pack

Geometry is based on existing brands  (LGB, Aristo, USA)
Tie spacing is based on U.S. prototype
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 09:26:09 PM »

Hmmm, this is surprising News, not long ago I read a post asking why Bachmann didn't produce and or supply brass track and the answer was it would not be practical due to it being produced already, or something like that.

Nice surprise though I hope it is better then some(un-named) and more affordable.

NM-Jeff
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Bucksco

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2011, 11:06:15 PM »

Hmmm, this is surprising News, not long ago I read a post asking why Bachmann didn't produce and or supply brass track and the answer was it would not be practical due to it being produced already, or something like that.

Nice surprise though I hope it is better then some(un-named) and more affordable.

NM-Jeff

Life is change.....
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 02:11:23 AM »

And For the Better is always good  Grin

NM-Jeff
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Wade Colyer

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011, 01:52:11 PM »

Hi :

 It sound like it might be the same as PIKO track. I see PIKO is going to have R3 curved switches.

http://www.piko-america.com/PIKO_G_2011_New_Items_Flyer.pdf

Wade
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Bucksco

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 03:07:32 PM »

It is NOT the same as PIKO.
PIKO has a geometry all it's own.
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Wade Colyer

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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2011, 11:06:18 PM »

Hi:

 Thanks for that information. Information on some track brands is hard to find.

Wade
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2011, 02:25:18 AM »

This is what I love about this forum,  I bought some piko track just before Christmas last year, I had a little trouble getting all the rail gaps out on some curves of mixed track brands, the Piko Geometry would explain that.

I'll have to check it against the aristo-craft and LGB track I have when I pull it out of storage this year.

Thanks

Nm-Jeff
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Wade Colyer

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2011, 08:37:01 AM »

Hi Hunt:

 Thanks for the link. I remember seeing it somewhere but could not find it.

Wade
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Udo

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2011, 08:54:26 PM »

Hi all,
yesterday I had some pieces of the new track in hand..... at Bachmann shop Shanghai.
It has dark ties (US spacing) and the connectors are srewed from the side. Aditional srews are glued under one of the ties. There is no brand name in the ties, only "made in China".
I have seen this kind of traks earlier already... may be Aristocraft?Huh?
Udo
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2011, 10:51:00 PM »

Hi Udo,

You are right that sounds the same as Aristo-Craft I like the joiners with screws.

I have been thinking of buying more rail clamp type joiners though, they are easier to use for me because you don't need to pay attention to which screw your removing and you don't have to remove the entire screw to take the track apart.

this is only an issue because I set up a layout at Christmas for the kids.

Can't wait to get my hands on some of this.

Lastly did anyone ask or say whether this will come in sets?

NM-Jeff
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