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Tomix Bridge Track
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:15:47 PM »
Hi all hope you can help. Most of my layout is using Peco Code 55 track, I have a number of Tomix Bridges which are Code 80.

Question is can I replace the track on the bridges to Code 55 to match. I know I cant use the Peco 55 but is there anything else or any other option to avoid the difference in height?

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Re: Tomix Bridge Track
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 05:57:00 PM »
perhaps the Kato Unitrack tomix/kato converter would work?? (cheap enough to buy and try!)

https://www.traintrax.co.uk/20045-snap-track-conversion-track-p-282.html

remove the unijoiner and use fishplates to connect to 55

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Re: Tomix Bridge Track
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 08:10:10 PM »
perhaps the Kato Unitrack tomix/kato converter would work?? (cheap enough to buy and try!)

https://www.traintrax.co.uk/20045-snap-track-conversion-track-p-282.html

remove the unijoiner and use fishplates to connect to 55

It might work but you would probably still have to shim underneath the peco track to make it stable and the correct height as it is designed to join Kato to Tomix but, as you say they are cheap enough to give it a go

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Re: Tomix Bridge Track
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 09:32:50 AM »
perhaps the Kato Unitrack tomix/kato converter would work?? (cheap enough to buy and try!)

https://www.traintrax.co.uk/20045-snap-track-conversion-track-p-282.html

remove the unijoiner and use fishplates to connect to 55

It might work but you would probably still have to shim underneath the peco track to make it stable and the correct height as it is designed to join Kato to Tomix but, as you say they are cheap enough to give it a go

The Kato conversion track has a "slot" for the Tomix track to "rest" in, so as-is couldn't be connected directly to a Tomix bridge (though I suppose you could cut the "slot" off.

However I don't see why it would be any easier to join the Kato code 80 to the Peco code 55?

Hi all hope you can help. Most of my layout is using Peco Code 55 track, I have a number of Tomix Bridges which are Code 80.

Question is can I replace the track on the bridges to Code 55 to match.

Which bridge(s) do you have?
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Re: Tomix Bridge Track
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 04:40:32 PM »
Thank you for the reply the bridges I have are these below, the track looks similar but the bottom of the metal track is a lot wider than most. With the Tomix Joiners I can fit code 55 to it however there is a height difference. If I use Peco joiners they are not wide enough for the Tomix track.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0004CXXTY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Tomix Bridge Track
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 08:48:20 PM »
If I use Peco joiners they are not wide enough for the Tomix track.


I have two Tomix scissor crossings on my layout, and I've successfully joined them to Peco track with these.  They are a little bit bulkier than the peco joiners. Just remove the tomix joiners and replace with these.

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=BPGM18&style=&strType=&Mcode=Gaugemaster+BPGM18
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Re: Tomix Bridge Track
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 01:08:55 AM »
Thank you for the reply the bridges I have are these below, the track looks similar but the bottom of the metal track is a lot wider than most. With the Tomix Joiners I can fit code 55 to it however there is a height difference. If I use Peco joiners they are not wide enough for the Tomix track.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0004CXXTY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have that one (in green), removing it from the layout (needed to remove some dust from it anyway) it turns out the track on each side is held in place by a small screw on the underside and is easy enough to remove.
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