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Author Topic: Peco Setrack Curved Points  (Read 17774 times)

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Offline Jools

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2015, 07:53:17 PM »
I wish they'd get a shift on with these...

When designing branchwood mk2, one of the biggest compromises I had to accept to get as much of what I wanted into the space I have available was to only have a very short storage/passing siding on the inner loop.
that means while I can store what for the purposes of the layout is a "full train" (5+2hst or equivalent) in the clockwise direction, i can only get a 3 car class 158 or 2 class 101's stored anticlockwise. Its not *that* much of a problem but does limit operations a little.

anyway, Knowing these were on the radar, I ran the off scene sections of the inner loop in code 80 (the rest of the layouts in 55) so that I could fit one of these on the approach curves which would almost double the length of the loop and give me just that bit extra space to play with!

at the rate there going, i'll have moved onto my next layout before they are released  :D

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2015, 08:37:27 PM »
I'm waiting for them so as to complete a loop, but no mention yet on the
Peco website.
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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2015, 09:23:58 PM »
Come on guys, take advantage of the wait as an excuse for playing trains instead of completing your layouts !

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2015, 10:27:22 PM »
These are now advertised as "NEW" in the latest issue of the 'N Gauge Journal'.

Best regards,

Joe

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2015, 10:40:53 PM »
These are now advertised as "NEW" in the latest issue of the 'N Gauge Journal'.
Best regards,
Joe

Tried a search on them on Hattons Website just now - but nothing came up.
I would like some for my layout.

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2015, 04:10:41 PM »
if you go to Peco add in NGS journal , find a picture of curved turnout , you'll find it is right size , copy and use for template , reverse print for other hand .

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2015, 04:40:34 PM »
If you don't get the NGS journal an image of it is
in the Gaugemaster website.
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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2015, 03:13:46 PM »
Today I received an email from Steve Haynes of Peco,  the Setrack curved
points should be with the dealers in the next few days.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2015, 10:50:29 AM by Agrippa »
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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2015, 10:22:04 AM »
Peco have finally announced them as available to ship, I can't post the images at the moment so you'll just have to read the text carefully:

Here's something to make N gauge modellers happy. Curved turnouts are such useful components in space-restricted areas. Whether it is to install a cross-over track, or to start a new siding, doing so on a curve allows the modeller to make better use of limited space.

We have produced these right and left-hand curved turnouts to fit into the Setrack geometry, crossing from 2nd radius to 3rd. When installing a cross-over, the use of short curved and straight track pieces is necessary in order for it to fit (see the diagram below) and one of each are provided in each pack. It does mean, of course, that in forming a cross-over with a left and right-hand turnout the modeller will have one spare straight piece, which can be used elsewhere on the layout.
Please note that whilst these two special pieces of track are shown with their part numbers, they cannot be purchased separately, only as part of the turnout pack itself.
 

COMPATIBLE WITH STREAMLINE
Although marketed as part of the Setrack system, it is important to draw attention to the fact that these can also be used in association with the Streamline track system. Given their tighter curvature they will be especially useful for starting fiddle yards on a curve, as well as in many other awkward areas on the layout.

Setrack and Streamline track components all connect together perfectly well. You can even mix Setrack & Streamline Code 80 with the Code 55 system, although the Code 55 system does have a different geometry to Streamline Code 80 so there are some combinations that are not so easily achievable. The clever thing, though, is that the design of our Code 55 system allows it connect to Code 80 track whilst maintaining correct alignment at the top of the rail to ensure smooth running. And all with the same SL-310/311 rail joiners!

Supplied in singles, these new turn are now in stock, ready for you to order.

ST-44    Setrack N Gauge Curved Turnout R/H    UK SRP 15.75

ST-45    Setrack N Gauge Curved Turnout L/H    UK SRP 15.75

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2015, 01:59:16 PM »
The clever thing, though, is that the design of our Code 55 system allows it connect to Code 80 track whilst maintaining correct alignment at the top of the rail to ensure smooth running. And all with the same SL-310/311 rail joiners!



Sorry, Ian, but experience tells me otherwise as I've always found there is a 'step' between the 2 :hmmm:

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2015, 04:54:42 PM »
Wish these had been around when I was building my first layout a couple of years ago, they look like such a useful item.  I wonder if there will be a new Settrack plan book with layouts that use the new points?

Even though my future projects are likely to use Peco Code 55 track I look forward to seeing how people incorporate the curved Settrack points into layouts.

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2015, 05:20:39 PM »
I see Rails have them in stock, but still don't see them on the Peco website. I'm having problems with a Minitrix curved point so I'll try the set track one.
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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2015, 06:04:37 PM »
I see Rails have them in stock, but still don't see them on the Peco website. I'm having problems with a Minitrix curved point so I'll try the set track one.

I was at Pecorama Wednesday and asked about them. Apparently they had to re-design the point blades due to shorting on DCC and were actually testing them on the day of my visit. Likely to be a few more months yet.

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2015, 06:57:12 PM »
I'll try ordering a pair from Rails, I'm DC not DCC. (Rails have them at 13.50)
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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2015, 09:07:03 PM »
The text in my post was a direct quote from a Peco email to retailers sent out on Friday,

 

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