Rail Joiners for my Flex Track?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gary S., Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    I'm using HO Code 83 Flex track... checked a couple of the online suppliers, but didn't see any code 83 rail joiners. Up to now, for my preliminary track layout, I've been using code 100 rail joiners. So, when I lay the track down permanently, do I just use the code 100 rail joiners? Or do they make something a little smaller and less conspicuous? What do you guys do?
  2. LongIslandTom

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    The rail joiners work with both Code 100 and 83 rail.

    If you don't like the size of the joiners, you can always cut them in half with a Xuron nipper. :thumb:

    Good luck!
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Ya, ATLAS says they are universal rail joiners meaning they work for both C100 and C83.

    I had the same question when I was buying them lol
  4. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    My main concern is that they are just so HUGE. So I just cut them in half with the nipper?
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    you can do that, then just open up the end that you cut because it will probly be climped down.
  6. Gary S.

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I snipped one in half, opened up the crimped end a bit with an exacto knife, and it works.
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    you might try peco,,, I found some code 83 joiners at the okla.city train show made by peco,,,,,, they are called peco streamine ho scale rail joiners,,, part no. SL-8310,,, 24 to a pack and I paid $2.77 for them,,,,, they look really good,,,, just as long as code 100, but lots smaller in height,,,,,, ,,,,, ,good luck,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,st