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ranger10178
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Hi all,

 

For my upcoming layout, I plan to have Catenary installed all the way around the layout. For my three platform station, I was wondering what the best Kato Catenary would be to use. I was thinking the 'extra wide' Kato Viaduct catenary (23-061). Does anybody know what the approximate width between the poles is on these?

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Information here:

 

http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/ModelingCatenary/KatoCatenary/

 

I don't have any Kato Catenary, so I can't measure it.

 

Tomix does make adjustable Overhead Masts.   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10150036

http://img.ngauge.blog/Manual/3007_man2.JPG

 

For three tracks   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10009749

For four tracks https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10009748

 

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1 hour ago, bill937ca said:

Information here:

 

http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/ModelingCatenary/KatoCatenary/

 

I don't have any Kato Catenary, so I can't measure it.

 

Tomix does make adjustable Overhead Masts.   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10150036

http://img.ngauge.blog/Manual/3007_man2.JPG

 

For three tracks   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10009749

For four tracks https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10009748

 

Thanks for the suggestion of the Tomix kits, they look really good actually! However if I can use a Kato premade set that can be ordered from within the UK, as opposed to ordering from japan, I will - As I can purchase the Viaduct Catenary pieces from Train Trax. 

 

Sumida Crossing doesn't give me any particular widths for the catenary unfortunately, but I might do a mock up and compare what I can achieve with the normal double track catenary vs the photos shewn on Sumida Crossing!

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The Sumida photos were taken pretty flat on, so you should be able to measure the height as marked and compare it to the width just by holding a ruler up to your screen and get a pretty close estimate.

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11 minutes ago, Cat said:

The Sumida photos were taken pretty flat on, so you should be able to measure the height as marked and compare it to the width just by holding a ruler up to your screen and get a pretty close estimate.

Thanks! Good idea haha! It appears they're approximately 75mm wide according to a very rough measurement I've just taken. That makes them about 7mm wider than the normal double track poles.

 

I think I'll add a set to my next Train Trax order anyway, that way I will know if they work for sure!

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Realised that the gauge on the Sumida site is in metres for a rough translation to real height!
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Update:

 

I dug out my Kato four track catenary, and it seems to do the job perfectly! - It fits over my planned three platform station!

 

I will have to do some kitbashing to make it work well, but that's fine! Basically I need to drill sone holes in some canopies, and cut some bits off of the catenary pieces.

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