Hey guys, im wondering how many of you model in PROTO:87 rather then regular standard HO? http://www.proto87.com/what-is-proto87.html PROTO:87 is HIGHLY detailed and to actual scale. PROTO:87 wheels are significantly narrower then regular standard HO as you can see from these pics, PROTO:87 being the ones on the left sides of the pics PROTO:87 wheels can be upgraded to both locos and rolling stock. But if you want to update your wheels to the correct flanges, you will need to upgrade your track as well with PROTO:87 turnouts. They arnt that much more expensive then regular ATLAS or other turnouts.... here is a pic showing PROTO:87 vs. Standard HO turnouts, PROTO:87 being on the right side and Standard HO on the left: Notice how much of a difference there is in the turnout flangeways in the turnouts above, this makes for a MUCH more realistic look. But to use PROTO:87 turnouts, you much use PROTO:87 wheels also and vise-versa for better operation. PROTO:87 Turnouts come as kits and in 2 catagories, "FAST AND EASY PROTO:87", and "ULTIMATE PROTO:87". The "FAST AND EASY" feature plastic ties, code rail of your choice (C40-C83), and many detail parts and are available in #6, #7, #8, and #9 turnouts: http://www.proto87.com/detailed-proto87-turnouts.html The "ULTIMATE" ones feature all wood ties, code rail of your choice (C40-C83), and many detail parts to complete the turnout build. There available in #6, #7, #8, and #10 turnouts: http://www.proto87.com/precision-turnouts.html The "ULTIMATE" line it is HIGHY recommended using there jigs to help in the ease of assembling them, but it is not required as the jigs are VERY expensive lol Check out there site, they have some neat stuff available that would really improve the looks of a layouts trackwork My question is, has/does anyone run PROTO:87? its a serious thougt of mine right now to switch over to there turnouts and wheelsets for modeling the Modesto & Empire Traction layout thats in the planning stages for me right now. just wondering if anyone else has experience, opinions, suggestions.... about PROTO:87 wheels and turnouts?