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Marklin-LGB compatability

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Marklin-LGB compatability
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:11 PM
I have one grandson with an LGB set and one with a Marklin set. I would like to set up a layout for both to use at my house. I have tried AristoCraft track but the Marklin engine power contact catches on the turnouts and derails. Any suggestions for compatable track/turnouts?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 20, 2003 7:46 PM
Why would you use a third companies track with two other brands of trains? We had a store and carried LGB and Marklin. I had LGB running on a Marklin track but not with switches. Since Marklin provides two chips with their locomotives 1 for AC(Marklin) and 1 for DC(other brands) you could actually use the LGB transformer to run either locomotive with that transformer. Try a close by hobby shop to find out the perfoooormance of an LGB on Marklin stainless steel track. It's reasonable too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 20, 2003 7:56 PM
45mm is 45 mm except for some differences in turn outs. Why use a third manufacturers product? Price. Coupler compatability is another issue. Marklin may have a built in sales problem because regardless of their excellent history and technical charm, they are the new kids on the North American block as far as Gauge 1 goes. Scarlet, do you have a store or web site and have you considered how much more expensive stainless steel track is relative to brass?

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