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Author Topic: Kato not Peco ?  (Read 1902 times)

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Offline weave

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 10:27:15 am »
Kato N Gauge Unitrack 20-202 Electric Turnout Left R 718 X 2

Wasn't too sure what you mean't with the X 2 so googled it and it came up with an ebay sell. So yes but the X 2 is just that they were selling two of them (I think).

Getting me confused now.

Cheers weave.

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2017, 10:28:09 am »
What I find difficult is trying to think of a realistic layout. As there isn't really that great a distance if you convert 5' into the real world. The only realistic track , I can think of ! , is a to have a group of engine sheds in the center with a test track looping round it all. And if I take a track off to go to another board.

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2017, 10:30:28 am »
sorry I meant to delete it after I pasted it

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2017, 11:13:12 am »
Hi again,

What era and location were you thinking of modelling and then maybe the good folk of the forum can come up with some ideas. No good suggesting a small fishing village in 1960's Cornwall if you want express electrics racing between tunnel mouths in the North East.

Era, location first I think and then see how to make it realistic in the space.

Hope helps.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2017, 12:11:19 pm »
something like


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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2017, 12:26:06 pm »
Train Waiting  :-
do the points not come with insulated joiners ?

Kato #6 points have standard 'Unjoiners' fitted.  #4 points (which I understand you do not intend to use) also have a special 'Unijoiner' due to limited clearance.

Removing the standard 'Unijoiners' takes a little bit of dexterity with the special tool.  Can also be done without the special tool buts needs a bit of a grip!

To see a particularly nice plan using 'Unitrack' and #6 points, please take a look at Box Tunnel's planning and, now, construction threads.

All the best.

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2017, 12:36:54 pm »
Removing the standard 'Unijoiners' takes a little bit of dexterity with the special tool.  Can also be done without the special tool buts needs a bit of a grip!


No need for a special tool, just a 3-5mm flat blade screwdriver gently inserted behind the Unijoiner and give a little twist.






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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2017, 01:01:03 pm »
I agree wholeheartedly with what Pengi says - including the bit about temptation!  :-[ :doh:
Disagree. Temptation is too mild a word try addictive.

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2017, 01:09:06 pm »
Train Waiting  :-
do the points not come with insulated joiners ?
Insulated joiners sold in packs as you don't always need them as the #6 points are automatically isolating and the #4 have a switchable setting for live or isolated. It will depend on your layout

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2017, 01:09:33 pm »
Train Waiting  :-
do the points not come with insulated joiners ?

Insulated joiners sold in packs as you don't always need them as the #6 points are automatically isolating and the #4 have a switchable setting for live or isolated. It will depend on your layout

the #4 points are marked incorrectly for live / isolated but the default is isolated

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36716.msg433188#msg433188
« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 10:21:36 pm by Railwaygun »

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 01:48:37 pm »
Removing the standard 'Unijoiners' takes a little bit of dexterity with the special tool.  Can also be done without the special tool buts needs a bit of a grip!

No need for a special tool, just a 3-5mm flat blade screwdriver gently inserted behind the Unijoiner and give a little twist.

Brilliant! :)

Thank you very much.

 :thankyousign: :beers:

Best wishes.

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 03:21:08 pm »
OK

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 03:22:01 pm »
OK lol

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2017, 03:30:35 pm »
But seriously Ian Bowden :-
Do you know WaltonsModels.co.uk ?

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Re: Kato not Peco ?
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2017, 10:23:50 pm »
But seriously Ian Bowden :-
Do you know WaltonsModels.co.uk ?

they don't do Kato..
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