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Author Topic: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track  (Read 5744 times)

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Re: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2014, 08:27:40 PM »
Dear Les1952, sorry to hear of damage to your layout, I got Kato as it seemed the easiest way to go - rather than infilling between track, it was only later I heard of Tomix. Good luck on the rebuild  ;)

I wasn't best pleased but it was self-inflicted!

The gateway itself is easy to repair- the top half came into pieces along the glue lines and we picked up all the bits.  The new Tomix track to go under it arrived this morning so I can begin tracklifting on that bend tomorrow and the new stuff will be in place by the weekend, leaving more than enough time to relay the corner at the top end, which is more prone to poor running.

All the very best
Les

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Re: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2014, 09:11:51 PM »
So pleased it wasn't too bad, I know sometimes I reach out over layout loose balance and pull something off it, just so annoying,

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Re: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2014, 07:57:31 PM »
I have had the Arnold trams since February and I just let them run in although according to the routine maintenance notes they require lubrication at six-monthly intervals so due about now. They do run slower than some of my other N gauge trams but about the same speed as the Kato Toyama Portram articulated trams. I am using the Kato 22-014 Controller with A M Transformers AC16-1100 Adaptor. I also have N gauge trams from Bachmann, Kato-Lemke, Modemo and Tomytec which respond differently to the settings using the Kato Controller.

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Re: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2014, 08:13:06 PM »
Dear AJC, I have Bachmann Brill, streetcars, and Kato, never tried the tomec, Daughter has just come with a Arnold JUG; which runs quite a lot faster - but after using a little oil the Persil is running faster I use a dual gaugemaster, for the trams - I use the Kato controllers for trains, by the bye have you noticed that the Lit Kato trams run at the same speed, no matter what the setting,

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Re: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2014, 08:55:47 AM »
Having now got the Arnold tram, and finished relaying the curves on Furtwangen Ost I can report the Arnold Duewag car is quite happy on Tomix Radius 2 tramway track (140mm radius).  I haven't tried it on the 103mm radius 1.

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Re: European articulated trams + Kato Unitram Track
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2014, 03:30:34 PM »
Dear Les 1952, thanks for that I can now confirm they also run on Kato Unitram thack points and all  :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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