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|Posted: Thu Jul 19th, 2012 04:17 pm||
|I was at a local bookstore and happened to read through the latest issue of Continental Modeller magazine. Contained therein was a layout that really interested me as it was a small one featuring dual-gauge operation (HO & HOn30/HOe). [I will go back to said bookstore and 'plunk' down my $10 for a copy of this issue. It seems Peco has done very well, over that past years, of removing copious sums from my wallet.]
In the article, the author mentions that he used Tillig brand track. Having never heard of Tillig (hey...I live in Alabama), I proceeded to do some Internet research. Tillig offers a line of 'Elite' HO/HOe track. Included in this line are dual-gauge turnouts (straight through being HO whilst the diverging rails/points are in HOe) as well as dual-gauge flex track.
The next thing I noticed was that Tillig point rails and converging rails are one piece (ala prototype). Wow...no more ugly, and unreliable, hinge joints between the two. These turnouts were beautiful to behold.
I also happened to discover a forum with references to Tillig trackwork (mostly European members). Their comments were mixed: some liked the track, some found the track to be problematic for the "ham-fisted", and others disliked the fact that the track resembled Germanic prototypes and was not suited to English or U.S. track.
So my question is (before I spend 'mucho pesos' on a brand of track with which I have no experience): Have you used Tillig track products? What was your experience with said products? Would you recommend Tillig track products? Are they as reliable as Peco products?
"Inquiring minds want to know"
"Keeping my hand on the throttle, and my eyes on the rail."