Can i mix track?

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  1. CAS

    CAS Member

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    When i finally decide what plan to go with for my layout. Can i mix the track together? I have all Atlas code 55 track right now. I might need, or want to buy some curved turnouts. And Peco is the only one i saw so far with code 55 curved turnouts. Will i be able to use the Atlas code 55, with the Peco code 55 turnouts?

    Thanks,
    CAS
  2. trainz_dude24

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    Connections to different railways

    Hey, have I told you that you can connect railways?
  3. billgraf

    billgraf New Member

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    From what I remember about Peco, they are both code 55 and 70. You need to file the bottom section off. (dual flanges). I think you should go with atlas or other brand if you want prototype. The thick rail is noticable.
  4. woodone

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    You can-- but you must make some type of jointer yourself.
    Atlas 55 will have a different tie spacing than the Peco also.
    Peco is really code 80 with only code 55 showing above the ties.
    So you must make you own jointers. Or figure how to file the two brands to use the jointers of your choice.
  5. CAS

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I might just stay away from peco track, and stick with atlas.

    CAS
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    You can often mix track codes by putting a rail joiner on the bigger track, squishing it flat with pliers, then soldering the small rail on top. It may require a bit of adjustment to get the joint flat.
    You may also require a bit of padding under one of the tracks.