kato Bridges.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Andrew Wallice Matheson, Dec 24, 2000.

  1. Andrew Wallice Matheson

    Andrew Wallice Matheson New Member

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    Hi Again, Dec 24th, 2000, l9:35 Hrs.

    I have some of the Kato Bridges, etc.
    I need to Know if I can Order the Various
    Lengths Abutmants from Kato if I Give them
    the Lenghts I need. Do thay take a Credit
    Card?
    Also Since Kato Track is Compatable to
    Atlas Roco Track, How good R My Chances of being able to have a Realistic Look within Reasons to have these Bridges Compatable with Other Abutmants where Needed etc?
    Can B reached at - trainorders@hotmail.com
    Thanks Everyone,

    Best Regards,

    Andrew,
    Calgary,

    trainorders@hotmail.com
  2. Alan Richards

    Alan Richards New Member

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    Andrew, I have not found a place that will allow you to order different size abutments. My dealer says they come in complete sets, it's just one of those "KATO" type deals. All or nothing [​IMG] But maybe if you talk to them directly, you might be able to take them into it.

    Yes, KATO does take credit cards, having had to order a complete set of trucks because of a minor accident on my layout. Dropping cars on the floor isn't good for them.

    As far as being compatible with Roco Track, I wouldn't have any idea. I switched completely over to KATO last year and there are something that I wish they would improve but have decided that I would work within the limitations, and so far on my layout, I've been completely satisfied, except for the stinking D-40's that will have to have al the couplers replaced.
  3. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Andrew, do you mean abutments that support the ends of the bridge? Or do you mean piers, that support elevated track?
  4. Andrew Wallice Matheson

    Andrew Wallice Matheson New Member

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    These Are the Abutments that Support the Bridges. I would like the Blend in something
    at Each End with what ever I use.etc. Get back to me and We can take this Further, OK.

    Thanks Now.

    Andrew,
    Calgary.

    trainorders@hotmail.com
  5. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Andrew, would you be up for scratch building some abutments? One of my favorite materials for N scale abutments are brick walls from HO structure kits. Painted & weathered, they look about right for a cut-stone wall in N scale. I've also used posterboard, & foam core board to simulate concrete abutments, wing walls, & retaining walls. I've cast some in plaster too. These turned out nice, but I'm not sure it was worth all the time & mess. Everything I'm talking about here can easily be blended in with your surrounding scenery, & you can make them any size or shape you need. Let me know if you think any of this is feasible.

    [This message has been edited by Drew (edited 12-29-2000).]