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Author Topic: Fleischmann vs Peco tracks  (Read 168 times)

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Offline Greenelm

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Fleischmann vs Peco tracks
« on: July 03, 2019, 06:54:11 PM »
Good afternoon, I am quite new to this forum so please excuse me if my question has been raised before or is regarded as irrelevant. I am building an N-gauge layout with Fleischmann (ballasted) rails, but I wonder if I can combine with Peco rails. Are they compatible? I have Fleischmann and Piko locomotives. I have had some issues with some of the locos derailing on the Fleischmann rails and Jutta wondered if Peco rails would be better. Thanks.

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Re: Fleischmann vs Peco tracks
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 09:33:01 PM »
Hi Greenelm, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Sorry, but I have no experience of that track system but am sure one of our experts will be along soon with some help.

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Re: Fleischmann vs Peco tracks
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 10:46:07 PM »
G'day from Australia, Greenelm, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

I have a small section of Fleischmann ballasted track connected to Peco Code 80 track on my layout, so the answer is yes, although I don't know about connecting to Peco Code 55.
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Re: Fleischmann vs Peco tracks
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 11:29:19 PM »
Fleischmann track is code 80 and will connect to Peco code 80, but you will need to use Fleischmann joiners because Peco joiners will not fit the slightly wider foot of the Fleischmann rail.

To connect Fleischmann to Peco code 55 you will need to use Fleischmann joiners but also you will need to grind away the middle section of the Peco code 55 rail.

I have no problems running any of the continental brands (Fleischmann, Arnold, Roco, Minitrix, Piko and many others) on Peco code 80 or code 55 track.
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Re: Fleischmann vs Peco tracks
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 08:32:27 AM »
Many thanks for the replies. Very helpful!

 

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