Tomix 3076 N Scale Tram Track System

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  1. bill937ca

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    There has been alot of interest for some time now about street paving inserts offered by Tomix. These are only available from Japan directly.

    These inserts are designed to fit Tomix Mini Rail pieces:

    Tomix 1111 Radius 103mm
    Tomix 1112 Radius 140mm
    Tomix 1113 Radius 177mm

    Tomix 1231 and Tomix 1232 switches Radius 140mm

    Many people are asking for more information, but as all Tomix documentation is in Japanese it is hard to get information without purchasing the item.

    Below are some scans from the Tomix 3076 instruction diagrams.

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    The first step in assembling the tram track kit is to add the the support piece that goes under the track. For this straight piece, the track is Tomix 1021 140mm in length. The track snaps into the support piece.

    I needed to use glue to hold the piece together, but I still wanted to be able to change track configurations if need be, so I used Woodland Scenics Accent Glue.

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    Next I added the two outside pieces, followed by the two pieces in the center and finally the thin pieces between the rails.

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    Another look at the completed track section.

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    The colour of the street inserts at first had seemed a bit odd until I noticed that in Japan the rails are often paved with large stone blocks. Here are some examples.

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    A further update. I am building a table top layout with Tomix track and the street sections. The street section pieces are scribed on the underside so I can cut the 60 degree pieces in half while building 90 degree curves. I have now done some testing of the track and have one section operating.

    I plan to post some photos of the layout, perhaps as early as this weekend, in a separate thread.
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    Source for Tomix Trolley Track and Modemo

    If you have not seen it, Plaza Japan on ebay sells most of the Tomix track and trolley items shown in this thread. I have purchased many items from them. The service is really fast, often delivering within a week. The prices are not bad. Plaza Japan also has Kato, Greenmax, etc.
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    Experience has shown that the 103mm radius curves are very tight. My Bachmann PCC has no trouble going around these curves. Modemo articulated light rail cars like Tokyu 300 series just barely make it around the 103 mm curves. Enoden articulated interurban cars can't take the 103mm curve, it's just too tight. For them even 140mm may be very tight.

    Realistically 140mm (5 1/2") is my minimum radius except for a few spots that are limited to single truck or double truck cars only.