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Replacing the code 80 rail in Kato Unitrack with code 55 -- is it possible?
Linton12 posted a topic in Track SystemsIs it possible to replace the Kato Unitrack code 80 rail with code 55? Here's the context: A key scenic feature on the layout I'm building is a city street in Tokyo (Waseda-Dori Ave.) crossed by the railroad (JR East and Seibu-Shinjuku). The four JR East tracks cross the street via a deck girder bridge. Three are on straight track, the fourth is curving around the end of the island station, also crossing the street. Kato has both the straight and curved deck girder bridges that appear to have the correct prototype look. That's ideal. And the curved Kato deck girder bridge may be the correct radius for my needs. Another bonus. The complication: I plan to use Atlas Code 55 flex track for the rest of layout. I like the look better. My thought is to replace the code 80 rail in the Kato Unitrack bridges with code 55 rail that I have on hand. Has anyone tried this? Any feedback on the process or the results? Thanks
Need some advise on the station building for this 4 platform station
JanW posted a topic in Layout BuildingI need your esteemed expert advice! I have a 4 platform commuter station as shown in below pics. I have the KATO 23-200 station (with the green roofs) which fits nicely to a 2 platform station with 23-100 series platforms. However I need somehow passenger acces to the other two platforms. I see a few options: 1) pretend that the platforms 3 and 4 are accessible by underground passage. Not a very credible excuse. 2) Replace the KATO 23-200 station by 23-122 and -123 (the ones with the red roofs). These buildings do not fit with the Kato 23-100 platforms and covers. So I would need to buy all new platforms 23-120. An expensive solution. Not sure if tapered platforms are available for this tiled series platform. 3) Expand the existing 23-200 station with another one. Quite a bit of handy work is needed. Did any of you ever tried? Pls note that I struggling to design the station square as well. No need to comment on that! Many thanks Jan