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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping to integrate the Trix Dammtor Station into a layout, but the measurements which are provided in the description on the Trix website don't really give enough information to enable a good placement of the station and its platforms.

I was wondering if anyone had bought the kit and had by any chance more detailed measurements for it?

I in particular would be interested to do know

a) The dimensions of the station building itself from a width/length perspective
b.) The dimensions of the four-through tracks and their platforms - how much space is needed for this?

Thank you for anyone who could help with this information.

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We took a few photos of an assembled Dammtorr at an exhibition recently, Brian may still have them on his camera, if he has he may be able to post them here. I can say however that it is big.

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Thanks Dave, that would be really useful! I have no doubt this thing leaves a massive imprint on the layout, hence why it's important to place it just right!
 

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Hi,

Just a friendly bump of this topic to see if anyone has any further information about the Dammtor station, pictures, measurements, anything would be really useful.

I'd be particularly interested in finding out the platform spacing, and also whether one can fit hidden tracks underneath the raised platforms...
 

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Thanks Neil, that was exactly the sort of thing I was looking for
- and thankfully my Dutch ain't too bad so I can even understand what's being said!
 

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Hi Kim,

The station is designed to go with the elevated faller kits.

Why would you want to run trains on two levels through it?

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It was more a result of space / grades not working out and enabling me to get enough height clearance between the different levels of track.
I've since solved the problem, so that's not too big an issue, and after re-reading the Trix description, I picked up the bit about platform width, so combined with the photos, made it much easier to re-organise the track disposition.
 

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My Dammtor kits are still unmade waiting for the inspiration and time and space to build them.

However studying the instructions and the parts, there are a couple of things that occur to me.

Firstly the raised supports really are a lot of work where a simple wooden framework would be quicker, sturdier and a lot more flexible. That would also give you the capability of having tacks underneath if needed by your layout.

Besides the matching Faller kits for the elevated sections, there is also a matching bridge kit from a specialist German manufacturer in architectural card. It looks very detailed indeed.

The other issue with Dammtor is that the roof seems to be opague dark plastic so if you build the full length version you are just looking down on a rather uninteresting black roof with no view of what is happening in the station. Again it really needs a detailed glass roof, ideally with lots of etched brass girder sections visible.

My plan was to build the station with extensions and have a tram track passing the front of the station and disappearing at each end under a bridge and returning hidden under the station.
 

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Definetely look forward to seeing pictures of that!
 

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Yes it is a huge kit.

My friend who has one, weathered it and put a huge number of lights and detail inside it. You can see rather a lot inside it and it is really the sort of station that you want to look at rather than look down on it.

I must take some pictures of it at some stage and post them on here. As a plastic kit given its size, It does improve its look by painting and weathering it.

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Please do, John, I look forward to seeing them.
I think I've managed to plan correctly for it, so now just need to save enough to cough up enough dough at one point to buy it!
 

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QUOTE (john woodall @ 23 Oct 2008, 08:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My friend who has one, weathered it and put a huge number of lights and detail inside it. You can see rather a lot inside it and it is really the sort of station that you want to look at rather than look down on it.

I must take some pictures of it at some stage and post them on here. As a plastic kit given its size, It does improve its look by painting and weathering it.

John

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I'd love to see the pics. It would be really useful to see how it has turned out and it might just inspire me to make a start. The kits have been sitting unstarted in the spare room for far too long!

Biggest issue for me is how to develop the roof to make it more interesting as the standard kit just provides a very plain opaque grey plastic arch. Certainly relacing the plain plastic would enhance the station greatly

David
 
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