I'm considering building the Wisconsin & souther layout in the the last three issues of Model Railroader in N scale. The layout would fit well along the walls of my basement, with room to grow later. My question is, I really like unitrack and I have a decent amount of it to build most of the W&S, except turnouts. I own eight unitrack #6 (4r's & 4l'S) and 9 atlas turnouts. My question is, how well does unitrack work with other brands(to get started). Do I need to use the converter track (I do own a few of those already.)? Also, since I will need to purchase more turnouts, what brand does the crowd at large recommend? My thought is this, if unitrack works well with altas or peco, then what is the "Mainline" of the layout will be Kato, with the industrial trackage being either peco or atlas track. Budget wise, atlas is the way to go. Another thought is to use atlas turnouts with unitrack. Peco and unitrack turnouts are similarly priced, so I really don't see myself going there, except they (peco)offer a wider range. I'm looking for reliability over looks. My crappy scenery will take care of the looks. :twisted: Unitrack runs w/o derailment (for me at least). Can I mix it with others and get the same results? Or do I need to get all the kato I can?