A short update on my – very quiet – layout.
So I was at the Die Modellbahn model train fair in Munich today. A small fair, with only some of the usual suspects exhibiting.
I got my hands of on one track element I’ve been wanting to get: the wonderful Kato double crossover (I bought it as a set):
Those Kato switches are really well made, I have had litteraly no derailments in my hidden fiddle yard since I went for them. Frankly, German manufacturers should get back to the drawing board.
As usual however, this piece of Kato track will be hidden (I don’t like the ballast color and shape). The idea is to replace some derailment-prone Fleischmann switches…
To a much safer plan:
I’ll tell you how it goes. I also got my hands on another DCC Qdecoder Z2-8+ (already reviewed here) to control the Kato double crossover (and other things):
Thanks Alain! ...
Pierre, thank you for the review. I'm nearly tempted to buy one - if ...
Excellent article that is a reference on the subject. Thank you Pierre ...
It would be good to know about frog polarity switchers. And especially ...
Bonjour Jean-Pierre! N'ayant jamais testé la Z21 je ne peux malheureus ...
The mother of German high speed – Part 1
Reversing loops in DCC
Piko “Stadler GTW 2/6” Veolia
Minitrix DB Lint: adding light
Fleischmann Arriva “Alex” BR223, added sound
Never miss a model railroading update, subscribe to the LocGeek newsletter.
1 email per month top, unsubscribe anytime!
Cookies are used to give you the best experience on the site. Cookies are files stored in your browser and are used by most websites to help personalise your web experience.
By continuing to use our website without changing the settings on the disclaimer page, you are accepting cookies as described on the same page.