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Author Topic: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'  (Read 1303 times)

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Re: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2017, 08:24:56 pm »
If you fill-inbetween with the Kato ballast (on top 3mm cork tiles from homebase) and seure as per normal it looks almost indistinguishable -and I'd argue totally excellent with a squirt of paint from an airbrush or whatever afterwards.

I think going from code 55 to Kato is a bold step though.  I seem to be firmly fixed on code 80 and they're a straight join for me.  One thing with Kato I found was (and I may be the only person on the planet).  I found the conductivity in their rail joiners utterly naff and as much a unitreack fan as I am I found the vertical play in them appawling and every bit of track requires a power feed. If you wish, kato rail joiners are by far the esiest I find to solder (saves 3 a 'pop -ish for the pre-bought ones) but that kind of defeats your point.

Anyhow good luck with it and post up if you're using no 4 points please.

Cheers,

Richard

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Re: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 09:24:10 pm »







Aplologies to Mick for straying off topic  :-[
« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 09:25:13 pm by Lawrence »

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Re: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 09:31:50 pm »
The third one I agree I can't tell it's Unitrack at all.

For me even once you've weathered it the point geometry and design, track spacing and the train set style straight-curve-straight layout marks it out still.

Don't get me wrong, I totally get the appeal, and have had a vague look at it a few times, but I'm still unconvinced on pure realism.

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Re: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2017, 10:26:26 am »
Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.
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Re: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2017, 10:30:41 am »
Must admit that from me Antipodean viewpoint, your layout draws some interesting posts!
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Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Potential track change to my main layout 'Kimbolted'
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 02:55:25 pm »
This thread is done with as construction has started here....................
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=37681.msg446447#msg446447

 

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