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henry
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Re: Trackage

Postby henry » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:34 am

Going a tad of topic here but... When I eventually get around to building a layout is there a massive difference between code 100 & 75? As I have a lot of code 100 track at home but I have been told to buy code 75 as I am doing VR... Is it going to be a big change or not bother?
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Re: Trackage

Postby S301 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:47 am

Just a thought...

If we went with code 75, would we still be able to run with the Free-Mo-AU standard?

As has been said, an adapter piece (even just a short adapter module) would work... Actually, there's a thought... A module representing progressive re-laying of track from 'lighter' to 'heavier' rails! :lol:

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Re: Trackage

Postby forthbrdge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:49 pm

henry wrote:Going a tad of topic here but... When I eventually get around to building a layout is there a massive difference between code 100 & 75? As I have a lot of code 100 track at home but I have been told to buy code 75 as I am doing VR... Is it going to be a big change or not bother?


If you are making a serious go at it I would recommend Code 83 or lower. Personally I think the big thing is the tie spacing and size, which is tougher to match exactly to the VR standard.

Here is a picture showing Code 100 atlas track in the foreground with it's fat chunky ties, and then Micro-engineering Code 100 in the two track adjacent to the station platform, and finally Micro-engineering Code 70 next to the goods shed. For me the difference between the ties is far more noticeable than the difference in the rail height.
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If you have Atlas Code 100 I would say keep it to use for hidden tracks, and use the nice stuff out there for the world to see.

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Re: Trackage

Postby henry » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:56 pm

Thanks on that forthbrdge... I have about 60 lengths plus points of PECO code 100.
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Henry
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