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Author Topic: 3 days in and the questions start to pile up  (Read 512 times)

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Re: 3 days in and the questions start to pile up
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2017, 09:39:21 am »
On code 55 vs code 80 - as others have rightly said it refers to the rail height.

However, Peco muddy the waters a bit as code 55 fine is no actually .055" tall rail, but instead .083" rail with a lot of that buried in the sleeper base with a double 'foot'. Therefore connecting code 80 and code 55 directly with rail joiners gives a bump at the transition.

If starting new therefore, it's best to stick to all one trackwork - many don't do this, but often because of reuse of older code 80 from previous systems, which is understandable.

You can see what is meant by this visually in this video towards the end (where here, "Super N" is the code 55, as it was originally called when first released in the mid 1980s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5IZVamnns

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Yes indeed..... I do remember Peco referring to it as super N.

OK..  at the wrath of members, go with Super N code 55.  :beers:
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Re: 3 days in and the questions start to pile up
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2017, 09:40:17 am »
Webbo offers an excellent balanced view. Personally I think Unitrack is too expensive and looks a bit toy-like for my liking, but I can understand it's appeal.

Code 55 is my choice, unless you want settrack then it's better than code 80 in virtually every way.

 

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