"TT-Tracks©" - Tillig Road Bed Track

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The Tillig Bedding track is inspired by Kato Unitrack but is not made by Kato. Tillig buys UniJoiners in bulk from Kato and manufacturers their own track.
As the Tillig Road bed track has a few quirks this page will talk about the track components and how they go together.

Track pieces

Track Pieces
Straight Track
83701 BG 1 166.0 mm Straight Track
The BG 1 track piece is the standard straight track. Three BG 1 less 1mm is the length of a standard straight module - 497mm or ~ 19 9/16"
83702 BG 2 83.0 mm Straight Track (1/2)
One half of a BG 1 straight track piece.
83703 BG 4 41.5 mm Straight Track (1/4)
One quarter of a BG 1 straight track piece.
83704 BG 5 36.5 mm Straight Track
BG 5 (and BG 3) are used to correct the geometry problems caused by a crossover.
83705 BG 3 43.0 mm Straight Track
BG 3 (and BG 5) are used to correct the geometry problems caused by a crossover.
The various straight pieces.
 Straight Track Pieces
83721BG5kre 36.5mm Straight Compensated for Right Branch of turnout.
 RH Turnout Track Adaptor Image from Tillig.
83722BG5kle 36.5mm Straight Compensated for Left Branch of turnout.
 LH Turnout Track Adaptor Image from Tillig.
83740BG 1 Straight Road Bed Track (166.0 mm) with Filter Capacitor
! One of these comes with each train set.
Before using one of these on a DCC equipped display. remove the filter capacitor. It will short out the DCC signal if you are using DCC.
There is no reason to purchase one of these separately.
Curved Track
83706BR 21 353mm/30 Degree Curved Track (13.9" Radius)
83707BR 22 353mm/15 Degree Curved Track
BR 2x is the outside curve on the small corner modules.
83709BR 11 310mm/30 Degree Curved Track (12.2" Radius)
83710BR 12 310mm/15 Degree Curved Track
BR 1x is the inside radius used on the small corner modules.. This sharp curve does not lend itself well to longer North American equiment.
There is no BR 3x curved piece but if it existed it would be 396mm. This could be made with flex track or using standard track pieces #83111 - R 31 - Curved track: R 15 5/8" / 30 on a roadbed.
There is no BR 4x curved piece but if it existed it would be 439mm. (17.28" Radius). This could be made with flex track.
83723BR 22 Right Curved Road Bed Track R353mm/15deg Curve Right From Points.  RH Turnout Curved Track Adaptor Image from Tillig.
83724BR 22 Left Curved Road Bed Track R353mm/15deg Curve Left From Points.  LH Turnout Curved Track Adaptor Image from Tillig.
83725BR 12-22K Right Curved Road Bed Track R310 up to 353mm/15deg.  RH Turnout Curved Track Adaptor Image from Tillig.
83726BR 12-22K Left Curved Road Bed Track Compensator Piece 353mm/15deg.  LH Turnout Curved Track Adaptor Image from Tillig.
Diagrams on how these special pieces are used can be found in the Tillig Gleis-Katalog (Track Catalog), current issue 2011-2012.
Turnouts
83816Manual Right Hand Turnout
Standard 15degree angle turnout, equivalent radius R22 (353mm)
 Standard RH Turnout  Geometry of 83816 RH Turnout
Images from Tillig.
83817Manual Left Hand Turnout
83818Remote Right Hand Turnout
83819Remote Left Hand Turnout
The 15 degree turnouts are equivalent to a #3.9. Much too sharp for anything but short equipment. Longer equipment will work at slower speeds but does not look too good.
83861Right Hand Curved Turnout
Curved right hand turnout: radiuses BR11 (310mm) and 631mm /15 degree (about a BR18.5).
 Curved RH Turnout  Geometry of 83816 Curved RH Turnout
Images from Tillig.
83862Left Hand Curved Turnout
Misc Pieces
83700Bumper Track
83758Switching Track - Discontinued
8376015 Degree Crossing
83801Uncoupling Track 83mm
83950Rail Joiners (20)
83951Rail Joiner with Solder tab (10)
83952Insulated Rail Joiners (20)
83960Switch Machine for T Roadbed Track
83961End Track - ends in ballast, no Bumper
7911Rerailer
Not really a track piece but usefull
Useful items from the Kato N-Scale Unitrak Line
24-815UniJoiner [20 pcs]
24-816Insulated UniJoiner [20 pcs]
24-818Terminal UniJoiner, 35" Leads [1 pair]
24-000Rerailer & UniJoiner Tool [1 pc]
The UniJoiner Tool is useful for removing UniJoiners. The rerailer is of no use unless you split it down the centre and add styrene to widen it to TT Gauge. See ideas page.
Publications of Interest
9548TT Track Plans Vol 1 (CD-ROM)
9549TT Track Plans Vol 2 (CD-ROM)
9588Track Catalog for TT, HO and N
9589TT Scale Catalog 2010-2011
9601Track Plans for HO-TT-N
9627TT Spare Parts Catalog

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