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attaching peco to kato unitram track
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:27:27 PM »
hi

can you attach peco flexi-track to kato uni-tram track?   I have seen the special connection tracks kato make, but will the tram track be wide enough apart to attach these to a double track tram section?  (.i.e will the connection pieces fit side by side so close together???)

as an aside, why is kato tram track all double track????  seems a shame they can't make single track sections too...


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Re: attaching peco to kato unitram track
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 10:28:38 PM »
the Tramtrack uses standard KAto track connectors. The Code 80 track + fishplate should fit directly to the tramtrack if you remove the kato track connector. the track spacing is smaller, so I am not sure if 2 converter tracks would fit - there is a converter track, so i suspect not (see below).

you could cut down the converter tracks by removing the shoulders of the track, or just connect the code 80 directly.

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see thread here on Kato track hints

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25575.0

there is a Kato Tram to Unitrack converter track .

This piece will change the spacing between tracks from 25mm (Street Track Width) to 33mm (Standard double Track width)

http://www.traintrax.co.uk/unitram-40021-street-track-unitrack-conversion-track-124mm-p-886.html



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Re: attaching peco to kato unitram track
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 07:10:32 PM »
"just connect the code 80 directly"

I think this is best option to try first then.

cheers for the great reply.

yes I saw that tram track to railway track connecting section, and noticed the space between the lines got wider, that's what made me think these kato-peco connector bits wouldnt work!

I will definitely call train-trax to place an order when my dad has planned his layout - I am just trying to see what is possible with mixture of either kato or tomix and peco.  it is a great shame that kato don't do flexi track and also single line tram track.

cheers for your reply,


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Re: attaching peco to kato unitram track
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 09:01:45 AM »
  it is a great shame that kato don't do flexi track and also single line tram track.


Which is why both my single track with passing loops tram layouts use Tomix Wide Tram.
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Re: attaching peco to kato unitram track
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
yeh...

it's a shame tomix don't do the double points junction like kato

or better still, it's a shame they don't make track that you can use with both makes!

cheers

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Re: attaching peco to kato unitram track
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 10:32:12 AM »
I use Tomix on Furtwangen Ost.

Currently there are NO Tomix points of any variety available set into the roadway.  I live in hope they won't be too long in coming.

BTW the grass track on Furtwangen is the ordinary Tomix finetrack railway track, which couples directly to the street track.  I've never tried connecting it to Peco but I don't see a problem with a bit of packing and maybe a little filing.

Hope this helps.
Les

 

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