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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2014, 10:00:56 PM »
Don't you just love a good Kato epilouge.

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2014, 10:43:30 PM »
LOL ! Optimist,
who says we've got to the epi yet ?
this could run and run a while longer.
muwaahhhaa... haa.

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2014, 07:01:48 AM »

. . . this could run and run a while longer.
muwaahhhaa... haa.

:)
bit like Kato trains on Kato track  :) - which seem to run forever . . .
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #78 on: December 28, 2014, 01:23:13 PM »
Re the studs
- are the press studs a standard size ?

I found the ones on my Kato controller were the same size as the connections on a PP3 battery and bought some replacement battery clips connectors from  Maplins, in order to power some points from a wallwart.

Ray

thanks for that information , I had thoughts of scouring the haberdashery (if some don't know what press studs are they'll struggle with that  :D ) shops for suitable studs.
For them that don't know Kato points are 12v DC , and I don't use a Kato controller but do have the 12 volts ,

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2015, 09:45:27 PM »
I don't know if anyone knows the answer to this but leaving Kato's tram track and inclines raised track in Unitrack etc(which I don't need)are all the various Unitrack straights,curves,slips,crossovers points etc. available with wooden sleeper versions and concrete sleeper versions?
The reason I ask is that I want to use exclusively wooden sleeper track but as no website seems to advertise the entire range of both and although I have tried on numerous occasions I cannot ever seem to  be able to arrive at an answer to the question.
Many Thanks.
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #80 on: January 02, 2015, 09:52:11 PM »
I believe the only definitive list is on the Kato UK website, entry gained by googling Kato and clicking on the MG Sharp seduction.

But no one supplier seems to stock everything.

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2015, 10:06:45 PM »
I don't know if anyone knows the answer to this but leaving Kato's tram track and inclines raised track in Unitrack etc(which I don't need)are all the various Unitrack straights,curves,slips,crossovers points etc. available with wooden sleeper versions and concrete sleeper versions?
The reason I ask is that I want to use exclusively wooden sleeper track but as no website seems to advertise the entire range of both and although I have tried on numerous occasions I cannot ever seem to  be able to arrive at an answer to the question.
Many Thanks.
Les

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If you are buying a few items from Traintrax (which I highly recommend) then ask him the question. He's a helpful chap and I'm sure he'd answer the question before you committed to an order. I came across a similar situation and it led me to change to all concrete sleepers (I'm not fussy and actually quite like the concrete look).

I cannot remember though if it was because a section was no longer available with wooden sleepers, or whether Traintrax had just sold out.

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2015, 11:12:45 PM »
I thought the double and elevated track was predominantly concrete sleepers but the single ground level track was all available (somewhere) with wooden sleepers.

As Dan has suggested a quick call to Train Trax should provide a definitive  answer.

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2015, 11:22:54 PM »
I don't know if anyone knows the answer to this but leaving Kato's tram track and inclines raised track in Unitrack etc(which I don't need)are all the various Unitrack straights,curves,slips,crossovers points etc. available with wooden sleeper versions and concrete sleeper versions?
The reason I ask is that I want to use exclusively wooden sleeper track but as no website seems to advertise the entire range of both and although I have tried on numerous occasions I cannot ever seem to  be able to arrive at an answer to the question.
Checking the Kato catalogue, in principle all single track (including pointwork etc.) is wooden-sleeper only. Double-track sections are mainly concrete sleepers on ballast, though there are also some concrete slab sections available too.
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2015, 08:24:24 PM »
Many thanks for suggestions.
I need an up to date kato catalogue where I can see their entire range of wooden sleepered track/points and crossovers.
I will also ask the chap for Train Trax as I bought my M2 set from him.
Thanks.
Les

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2015, 10:07:33 PM »
I believe the only definitive list is on the Kato UK website, entry gained by googling Kato and clicking on the MG Sharp seduction.


However this is not an official Kato site and MG Sharp do not seem to have been active for a while

Try Train Trax instead!!

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2015, 11:23:41 PM »
Try the Kato USA website, the Unitrack sections are divided into wooden and concrete
sleepered track.
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2015, 08:44:20 PM »
Thank you v much,.. very useful indeed.
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #89 on: January 08, 2015, 10:41:45 PM »
It's just occurred to me that unless you have metal couplings in which case the Kato magnetic uncoupler is/may be the answer,what method other than the great hand descending from the sky do you use with the unitrack system in order to uncouple a loco from its stock etc.etc.?
What do other people use as a reliable and unobtrusive (usually mutually incompatible) method/system/device?

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