Thread: More different Unitrack peaces
August 21st, 2008, 03:04 AM #11
If a couple more pieces broadens the market, than I can't see why they would have to drop anything. The two that I've seen come up most frequently is a longer straight (~3') and one or two broader curve radii (maybe two in the 20" range).
August 21st, 2008, 06:20 AM #12
There have been numerous requests for Kato to make a 310mm (12 3/16") straight, the length of a standard T-TRAK module. Currently you have to use 248mm (9 3/4") + 62mm (2 7/16") straights.
August 21st, 2008, 12:38 PM #13
Remember Unitrack is made for the Japanese market where the normal way to run trains is to set up your track on the floor of your one room apartment after you've had dinner and pack it away before you roll out your bed. I don't think we'll see anything that doesn't fit into this scenario, like extra long straights or wide curves, or isn't Japanese prototype. I think our best bet is for Atlas to get serious with their True Track.
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August 21st, 2008, 01:48 PM #15
August 21st, 2008, 02:34 PM #16
How about getting rid of the 8.5" radius and giving us a 16.25" OR a 17.5" radius.Grandpa "Joe",
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August 21st, 2008, 04:01 PM #17
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Kato has had the suggest-a-model feature for quite a while. If they do actually receive them they must receive thousands.
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August 21st, 2008, 06:54 PM #18
With some of the innovative products Kato has been popping out, I think we should push for some uni-flex-track!.. Expensive it will be.. but take the same technique they have for their expansion track piece, where the ballast kinda slides over itself and repeat it several times like an accordion. Then also you'd have to have one end where the rail can extend out to meet flush with the other rail.
But on the more realistic side.. Kato's website has been updated recently to include the ground level double track and the new concrete tie double track. If anything is coming next, I'll bet its going to be concrete single track.
August 21st, 2008, 06:57 PM #19
August 21st, 2008, 07:34 PM #20
You can see here that for us who set up and take down each session (though I have no idea how they arrange things across the Pacific, I would only be able to take advantage of 1 3 foot piece. And I'm a guy who likes to change it up a lot. Today it looks like that, tomorrow it could be completely different. I have much more flexibility for change with 4 9.5 inch straights than 1 3 foot straight.
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