See http://www.euro-trains.com and click on the "tillig" button on the title
I've ordered from euro-trains above. The stuff arrived promptly and
correctly. I've no affiliation with either site, or tillig. I just like the
product. Unfortunately, I discovered it after I had installed Shinohara
turnouts (and modified them :( everywhere. Any new stuff I add will be Pilz
wrote on 12/15/00 7:48 AM:
Atlas 'Snap Switches' and 'Customline' turnouts both use real
nickel-silver points. Are you talking about the 'frog' area? That is the
place where the rails cross. On the 'Snap Switches' and older
Customline(like more than 20 years ago), the frog was plastic. There
still are on the 'Snap Switches', but the Customline units have a cast
Peco 'ElectroFrog' and Walthers/Shinnohara turnouts have all metal frogs
made out of the same rail as the rest of the turnout.
Remember that computers do exactly what you tell them to do, not what
you think that you told them!
> Bob May
> Remember that computers do exactly what you tell them to do, not what
> you think that you told them!
> Bob May
>The Railway Engineering kits are the only ones that use rail for the
After using RE, Micro Engineering and Shinohara switches I can say
none are without drawbacks but RE is probably my favorite.
Until I got interested in US modelling I had always built my own
trackwork and all my turnouts have flexing blades electrically bonded to
the adjacent stock rails with the crossing Vee assembly electrically
isolated and switched with a microswitch operated by the throwbar
assembly under the baseboard. I find the US methods of making turnouts
to be strange and potentially unreliable, but I will have to live with
the funny loose fishplate "hinge" since that appears to be how it's done
in full size!
I am currently using Micro Engineering turnouts and track but modifying
the turnouts to be electrically more reliable.
> >The Railway Engineering kits are the only ones that use rail for the
> Shinohara (and Walthers/Shinohara) use rail for the points as well,
> with hinges. Same as on the Micro Engineering. The ME HOn3
> turnouts do NOT use a point hinge but flex the rail. I am anxious to
> see how those work. The RE kits are the same as if you built
> from scratch, along with the BK kits. These last two would be the
> best way to go but are NOT for beginners. I personally use Shinohara
> on HO & N and Peco on the On30, but the RE kits are looking
> very interesting to me..............