Can I Use Code 100 Turnouts with Code 83 Track On HO Scale

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  1. planeshavings42

    planeshavings42 Member

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    Hi yall, has anyone been successfull using Atlas Code 100 turnouts with Atlas code 83 Track, there is quite a bump in the 100 rails, any ideas as to how to correct this would be helpfull.:) Thank's In Advance

    Santa Fe Du
  2. Jim Krause

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    Not a problem. Atlas makes code 100 to code 83 transition joiners The rail joiners look like standard joiners except that they have a step in the middle. See my third post for info on Walthers transition track.
  3. Jim Krause

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    I just did a search and TrainWorld sells the code 100 to code 83 rail joiners. Atlas #551, 2.00 a package
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    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Correction to my first post. The transition track sections that I mentioned are not an Atlas product but Walthers. The part number is 948-897. Made by Shinohara. Brain fog problem brought on by my old age. Sorry.
  5. planeshavings42

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    Jim, Thank's for the headsup

    Hello Jim, I really appreciate the heads up, I'll contact trainworld and get them on order today. Thank's Again :)
  6. railwaybob

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    You can adapt a regular rail joiner so that it will take both Code 83 and Code 100. I used Code 100 insulfrogs with Atlas Code 83 rail and it worked quite well. You can see this mod under a previous thread "Which switch to buy". It was a simple matter of pushing down on the Code 100 (insert a spacer underneath the Code 83 track) until the top of the Code 100 was flush with the top of the Code 83. A bit of solder kept the two pieces in place.

    Bob M.