Kato Unitrack Double 20-003, 20-001, 23-046

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Pelham Manor Ca, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Pelham Manor Ca

    Pelham Manor Ca New Member

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    I have sent this post to 3 forums and no one has answered.
    I cannot order my tracks until I get the answers.
    It is holding me up from finishing my setup.

    Please someone out there must know what I am talking about and can help.

    1. If I am going to be using the 23-046 double track viaduct incline pier set, do I have to also use the 20-003 double incline track plate
    between the double viaduct track and the 20-001 double straight track plate?

    If this is true, then I would need to buy two of the 20-003 incline track plates because my train will be descending as well as ascending right?

    Why can' I just go from viaduct track to 20-001 straight plate track?

    2. Does 23-046 double incline pier set include a set of piers for descending as well as ascending or do I have to buy 2 sets?

    3. Does this pier set also include the S-Joiners?
  2. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

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    Sorry I can't answer this query, but have you tried emailing or phoning Kato USA?

    Good luck!!
  3. 3railguy

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  4. Pelham Manor Ca

    Pelham Manor Ca New Member

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    I just sent them a posting. 19 have read it and no one has answered.
    I have been in contact with Kato via phone for other questions. They were suppose to do something for me and get back to me via email, but I have not heard from them since. I guess I have to call them on Monday.
  5. 3railguy

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    I would be more patient. Very few N scalers use rising and elevated Unitrack pieces due to lack of realism. They elevate their roadbed instead.
  6. Pelham Manor Ca

    Pelham Manor Ca New Member

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    Okay. I need things to be simple, no road beds, that is the reason I am going up and down using piers. There will houses, lakes, coal mines, etc., but all it will be is a double track that goes around my single. In order for me to stop at a station, I have to be on ground level. When done stopping at the station my train has to go back up, otherwise I am stuck on ground level and I want it to be mostly upper level on viaduct tracks. Do you understand what I am saying?
  7. 3railguy

    3railguy Member

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    I understand what you are saying. I don't know specifically what Kato Unitrack pieces you need to do this. I have a Unitrack layout with two main lines but it is flat. I have never worked with unitrack viaduct pieces so I am at loss with your questions as to spectifically what you need to do what you want to accomplish.
  8. Papa Bear

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  9. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Hi Pelham,
    This appears to be one incline, you need two to go up and down.
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    This plate provides a transition to the incline. It's less expensive than the flat plate.
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    Best price I saw was on http://wig-wag-trains.com