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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by davidone, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. davidone

    davidone New Member

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    What track and size do most of the forum members use? I really like the look of Atlas C55 and peco C55. Any rports pro or con about C55.

    Thanks, Dave
  2. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

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    I use Atlas 55 - Peco 55 is based on UK prototypes, so doesn't look quite right for US (esp turnouts). There are problems with bigger flanged wheels from older stock, but it's not too difficult to change wheels. I think it looks good, and have not had the problems with turnouts that others have reported occasionally. I think anyway, many turnouts need a little filing to make sure everything fits snugly.
  3. berraf

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    I use Peco code 55 on my new layout and I love the look of it and can live with that some of my older locos would not run on it due to too large wheel flanges.
  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Atlas sectional track code 80 for my Canadian prototype based layout, and Fleischmann code 82 ( converted from metric rail height ) on my European prototype based layout.
    Here in Canada, Atlas tracks and turnouts are half the price of Fleischmann tracks and turnouts, but imho Atlas quality is as good as the Fleischmann one.
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Well,since N Scale track is small I prefer the C80..I found that its bullet proof and easy to work with.
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    I prefer the code 80, it is hard enough to keep a small 4-4-0 steam locomotive on the tracks as it is.
  7. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    Peco C55 will handle larger flanges than Atlas C55.
  8. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Heh. I agree with brakie on something. Atlas code 80 until the end for me. Yup. Even with the huge black switch controls. It's available everywhere, the most reasonably priced, and damn near indestructible.