I recently installed a couple of the larger radius curved turnouts on my layout. They look great and work absolutely fine, but when combined with rolling stock from other manufacturers than Märklin/Trix, they introduce an unexpected problem with bogie type wagons and coaches: Derailments. In this article I will explore the cause and explain you how to fix the problem. [More]
A fun addition to your Trix C Track turnouts are lighted lanterns. The prototype had them and you can have them too. In this article I will show you how to install them and how to light them up using the built-in turnout decoder instead of an external power source. That way you will have a true self-contained wireless turnout. [More]
I like to build, rebuild, break down, set up, build again, and again and rebuild and so it goes. In other words: I need a track system that is easy to use and easy to set up and take down. The Trix C track stands out when it comes to track systems with built-in track bed. The Trix C track is a derivative of the Märklin C tack, but without the center rail. Trix C track is built for 2-rail operation and comes complete with support for RP25 wheel sets and powered frogs. [More]
Updated: I have added additional images of the turnouts.
Earlier this year, Märklin announced new larger curved points for the C track range. The points are made for both Märklin and Trix C track. Unfortunately, there was no drawing that showed how the geometry worked. This spawned a lot of guessing around the Internet. With the new Märklin and Trix catalogue hitting the streets, the guess work is over, because a drawing is now included. [More]