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New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« on: March 09, 2016, 02:41:48 AM »
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I was reading through the March 2016 Model Railroad Hobbyist and on page 348 has this: http://mrhpub.com/2016-03-mar/online/

"N scale mainline tie strips for code 55 rail. The new 1/160th scale ties offer the same opportunities for replicating authentic trackwork as CV's highly-regarded HO ties.
The new self-gauging N scale ties present the accurate appearance and spacing of prototype mainline trackwork. Although the CV ties do not include rail, the manufacturer says it is faster and easier to install the rail than any code 55 flex track currently available. The new 3001 N-scale CVT Code 55 Mainline ties are packaged as 6-piece sample packs containing 6 feet of code 55 tie material with an MSRP of $9.85,.
Package of 50 feet of code 55 tie material have an MSRP of $46.18.
For additional information visit http://www.cvmw.com/cvt.htm

I don't see mention of #3001 on their website on the page linked (maybe I'm just tired?) or maybe they plan to update it.
Has anyone heard of this before? What are your thoughts?
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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 03:15:49 AM »
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I'd definitely give it a try.

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 03:55:29 AM »
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I don't see mention of #3001 on their website on the page linked (maybe I'm just tired?) or maybe they plan to update it.
Has anyone heard of this before? What are your thoughts?

I tried contacting them via their "contact" link, and haven't heard anything from them yet.

I got to see the samples at NTS in Portland this summer.

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 08:25:10 AM »
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Very interesting - gotta check this out!

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 08:58:28 AM »
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Very interesting indeed!  Perhaps they could be convinced to produce their turnout kits -- or at least the curvable turnout ties -- in N as well.

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 09:16:28 AM »
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Very interesting indeed!  Perhaps they could be convinced to produce their turnout kits -- or at least the curvable turnout ties -- in N as well.


I'd be there for that - straight and curved.
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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 09:58:47 AM »
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This system looks very interesting! Has anyone tried the HO version? Do the plastic spikes bent in place really hold the rail in position that well, without the need for any other fastening method? I'm curious to see how this turns out.
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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 11:38:50 AM »
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Dare I hope that they would ever do concrete ties?

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 01:28:04 PM »
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I don't get it.  What's the benefit over just using commercial flex track?
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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 01:44:33 PM »
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Somewhat finer scale detail I would guess, but I agree that it is a marginal advantage for regular wood tie track.  Concrete ties with finer Pandrol clips would be nice though!

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 01:48:50 PM »
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I can see the advantage if you wanted to use something like Code 30 rail...

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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 01:58:18 PM »
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I can see the advantage if you wanted to use something like Code 30 rail...

I'd love to use it with the ME c43 rail but I don't know if the smaller rail base would work.  I would have bought some to test but...


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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 01:59:03 PM »
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I don't get it.  What's the benefit over just using commercial flex track?

I see it as a huge advantage in terms of process. Ties go down without fighting too much sliding around (Atlas) or too stiff (ME), and you lay the rail in the pockets in any length, almost like CWR. If I didn't already have a case of ME 55 and 40 I would be testing this.
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Re: New N scale Tie System from Central Valley Model Works
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 02:19:51 PM »
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Heard back from them via email today.  I had also asked about Code 40 rail, and they said if there is sufficient interested in the Code 55, they will expand the line.  I sense this is a trial Balloon.   When I spoke to Jeff in Portland, he said that Heather was hassling him to add more N Scale to the line!

-Dave

CVMW.com will have the 3001 (50') pack & 3001-6 (6') pack (code 55 only) tie sections (rail not included) listed as soon as possible.

Code 40 tie sections (branch-line) in packs of 50' & 6' will be along soon after we receive consumer reports positive enough to justify expanding the new N scale CVT options.

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Jeff & Heather

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