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You would need track including switches and crossovers. Unfortunately, Unitram switches have been out of stock for several years.

Parts as listed by Hobby Search.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/605/6/1

 

You would need two power packs and feeder cables.

 

With a diagram that small it is not possible to determine which pieces are needed.

 

This is a third level layout from the Kato Japan website.

https://www.katomodels.com/unitrackplan/plan_UTR03

 

https://www.katomodels.com/unitrackplan/plan_wk_UTR/Plan_unitram_02_02_PackageList.pdf

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OK. That was a project I was working on. Here is a larger version of the plan.  I created the track plan with Anyrail. Here is a list of the track pieces.

 

TWR180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-101. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                6
TWR180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-102. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)               6
TWS124, N Kato Unitram, 40-020. Straight 124mm. (double plate track)                2
TWS186, N Kato Unitram, 40-010. Straight 186mm. (double plate track)                4
TWS62, N Kato Unitram, 40-031. Straight 62mm. (double plate track)                    4
TWT180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-210. Double left turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2
TWT180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-211. Double right turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2

 

This will involve  some wiring and power blocks a stage I never got to.  Project was scrubbed because I did not have the space to comfortably operate the layout in my condo. No basement space here.

 

Unitram KVP Neu Gummersbach (Original plan).jpg

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This is a simpler version without any reverse loop issues. Basically it is two loops with alternate cutbacks.  The hard part will be finding the switches. I have a smaller version that could use new switches, but every time I look there's nothing.

 

The parts list:

 

TWR180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-101. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                    6
TWR180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-102. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                    6
TWS124, N Kato Unitram, 40-020. Straight 124mm. (double plate track)                      2
TWS186, N Kato Unitram, 40-010. Straight 186mm. (double plate track)                      4
TWS62, N Kato Unitram, 40-031. Straight 62mm. (double plate track)                         4
TWT180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-210. Double left turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2
TWT180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-211. Double right turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2

Unitram KVP Neu Gummersbach (Original plan) ver JNS.jpg

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Look for these kits for the Plates. Then go through and verify the track. Like Bill said the switch are hard if not impossible to get.

 

40-811 just released

40-820 possible

 

40-210 211   L R Switches nearly impossible

 

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Inobu

 

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On 9/14/2022 at 12:12 AM, bill937ca said:

This is a simpler version without any reverse loop issues. Basically it is two loops with alternate cutbacks.  The hard part will be finding the switches. I have a smaller version that could use

On 9/14/2022 at 12:12 AM, bill937ca said:

This is a simpler version without any reverse loop issues. Basically it is two loops with alternate cutbacks.  The hard part will be finding the switches. I have a smaller version that could use new switches, but every time I look there's nothing.

 

The parts list:

 

TWR180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-101. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                    6
TWR180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-102. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                    6
TWS124, N Kato Unitram, 40-020. Straight 124mm. (double plate track)                      2
TWS186, N Kato Unitram, 40-010. Straight 186mm. (double plate track)                      4
TWS62, N Kato Unitram, 40-031. Straight 62mm. (double plate track)                         4
TWT180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-210. Double left turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2
TWT180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-211. Double right turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2

Unitram KVP Neu Gummersbach (Original plan) ver JNS.jpg

new switches, but every time I look there's nothing.

 

The parts list:

 

TWR180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-101. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                    6
TWR180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-102. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                    6
TWS124, N Kato Unitram, 40-020. Straight 124mm. (double plate track)                      2
TWS186, N Kato Unitram, 40-010. Straight 186mm. (double plate track)                      4
TWS62, N Kato Unitram, 40-031. Straight 62mm. (double plate track)                         4
TWT180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-210. Double left turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2
TWT180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-211. Double right turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    2

Unitram KVP Neu Gummersbach (Original plan) ver JNS.jpg

 

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What would be the simpler version that you have the layout for and could you add the tracks and all the parts that I need to put it together….. I have now the starter set and 2 transformers and i want add to it.

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1 hour ago, Ghost said:

What would be the simpler version that you have the layout for and could you add the tracks and all the parts that I need to put it together….. I have now the starter set and 2 transformers and i want add to it.

The simpler version I have now is built on a 36 x 24 garage table. The road markings are sanded off. it uses Euro details and buildings. Most of the buildings are second hand from Europe.

 

Unitram Euro Tram current.jpg

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That looks great, That’s definitely what I’m looking to go for with my Layout…. So in that earlier post those are all the tracks that I need to complete this layout that you’re showing me now,also where did you purchase the buildings I can’t find them on eBay and the Internet is very scarce

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Thank you.

 

I search for N scale town house, many of the buildings are old Pola kits now sold by Faller.  I have a 3/16 balsa base under the scenery, but there is not base under the Unitram track. It just sits on the garage unit base.

 

One of my sources was www.modellbahn-shop.online in Germany.

 

https://modellbahn-shop.online/epages/49b51cb1-4eb8-40e3-aeb1-d198fdf6a1c5.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/49b51cb1-4eb8-40e3-aeb1-d198fdf6a1c5/Categories/Spur_N/N_Häuser_Deko_Figuren/N-Fertigmodelle

 

Rocket Railways in the UK has some too.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Buildings-Tunnels-Bridges/262308/m.html?item=115453400860&_ssn=rocketrailways&_dcat=262308&Gauge=N&rt=nc&_trksid=p2046732.m1684

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The parts list for the current simpler layout.

 

TWR180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-101. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                        5
TWR180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-102. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                        5
TWS124, N Kato Unitram, 40-020. Straight 4 7/8". (double plate track)                            4
TWT180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-210. Double left turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    1
TWT180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-211. Double right turnout angle 45º (double plate track)   1

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4 hours ago, bill937ca said:

The parts list for the current simpler layout.

 

TWR180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-101. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                        5
TWR180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-102. Curve angle 45º (double plate track)                        5
TWS124, N Kato Unitram, 40-020. Straight 4 7/8". (double plate track)                            4
TWT180L, N Kato Unitram, 40-210. Double left turnout angle 45º (double plate track)    1
TWT180R, N Kato Unitram, 40-211. Double right turnout angle 45º (double plate track)   1

Quick question can I run this set up which is to power packs???

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