kato insulated unijoiners

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  1. joe zarnitz

    joe zarnitz New Member

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    what are they used for ? do ineed them in the kato layout called big 4---page 10 of kato unitrack catalog.
    thanks,joe
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

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    I'm guessing they're just Kato's version of insulated rail joiners. If so, they're used to electrically isolate sections of track. You'd want to to this, for instance, to a siding so you could park one locomotive and then operate another. Some track formations, like reversing loops and turning wyes, require that they be used to prevent short circuits.

    I'm not familar with the layout you mentioned. If you post a track diagram or a description, maybe we can figure out if you need them.
  3. rcwatkins

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    I'm new to N scale MRR'ing as well. I have been thinking about using unitrack.

    Joe, what part of TN are you from?
  4. joe zarnitz

    joe zarnitz New Member

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    crossville,tn
  5. rcwatkins

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    I live on the other side of the state. No LHS's here. :(
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    Joe
    Send Kato an Email at www.katousa.com and ask them your question, the last time I contacted them they answered me fairly promptly, with a diagram and a list of the parts that I needed.
  7. wendell

    wendell Member

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    there also a kato untrack useser group athttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/KatoUnitrack/?yguid=89302143