Thinking of moving to Kato Unitrack..Help

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by PeteMorich, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. PeteMorich

    PeteMorich New Member

    Mar 22, 2006
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    I have been using Power Loc track and and am considering a switch to Kato Unitrack. My problem is this...all track risers / plaster and about 1/2 the scenery has already been laid/applied. Looking over the various lengths, etc. on Unitrack (compared to PowerLoc) I cannot figure out if I can / how to match the current track layout. I much prefer sectional track to laying my own I am more of a scenery/traiing watching buff vs. modelling operations, etc.

    The layout is a simple oval with an over/under figure 8 inside.

    The Oval uses
    4 18 degree curves
    10 (or 12 I cannot recall off hand) 22 degree curves
    9 9" straights
    2 3 1/2" straights

    The figure 8 uses
    4 9" straights
    20 18 degree radius curves

    I would als consider Bachmann EZ Track is that would be a easier / more possible conversion.

    Any suggestions/comments appreciated?

  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
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    I use flex track, so I can't really give you a "bill of materials" list, but I have heard that the Kato Uni-Track is the best on the market. It has the most selection of pieces, but it is also the most expensive. My main concern would be how solid the electrical connections will be, and how well will they hold up two years or five years from now.