This thread needs your input!! We may have some access to some AZL models, but this is limited. Please send your pics or put them in this thread. Especially, with the rare ALCO PA1's, we need colour pictures ............
Sven, can you elaborate? when you say stabilize, I'm thinking you mean something connected to the switch, and you say from below.
So, do you have the turnout lying on the roadbed, but not glued or affixed to it?
Looking for more details please.
The piece in the blue is just fixed by the plastic piece I mentioned (first arrow from the left) and - hopefully - at the core of the switch (second arrow). The rest of the piece is "free floating". Compare it with a professional switch below (Koenig) and you see the difference in concept. Especially the spot of the second arrow is very sensitive and often the reason for derailments if not very properly fixed. Does that help? Best, Sven
We are using the Maerklin turnouts all the time. However, with a modification - for optical and reliability reasons we remove the motor that Maerklin usually attaches to the turn out. We use standard railroad motors applied under the layout. With this, beside other things, you stabilize the switch from below.
Usually Maerklin is using a whitish plastic piece to do so. This is not very reliable. If you don't use a variation of the techniques I described above, you should try to replace this plastic piece by something more durable.
Ce-1 Brass Caboose Models: AZL # Road Name Road Number Notes 40007-1 ATSF 999063 Black edge cupola roof and all original windows 40007-2 ATSF 999096 Black edge cupola roof and all original windows 40007-3 ATSF 999103 Black edge cupola roof and all original windows 40008-1 ATSF 999103 Plated Windows 40008-2 ATSF 999190 Plated Windows 40008-3 ATSF 999243 Plated Windows
Were these Cabooses limited? If yes, how many were released?
Please continue posting pictures of your brass engines / cabooses. If you need assistance or don't want to have your name in the public, feel free to send the pics to me via e-mail and I post them for you. Have a nice Sunday! Best, Sven