Kato Flex Track!?!

NorsemanJack Jan 19, 2021

  1. NorsemanJack

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  2. Massey

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    Works for me! I like this idea.
     
  3. mtntrainman

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    No plastic track bed...interesting...hmmmmmm:rolleyes:
     
  4. Onizukachan

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    Isn’t that just atlas code 80 flex? They’ve been selling it under a Kato part number over there from what I understand.
     
  5. Traindork

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    Same alloy as their Unitrak seals the deal for me.
     
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  6. mtntrainman

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    Makes me wonder. If its atlas code 80 flex...the tie spacing wont be the same as regular Unitrack pieces. I'll wait till someone else jumps on it first.
     
  7. MK

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    THIS, if true! It will have the Kato special track sauce.
     
  8. BigJake

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    The joiners don't appear to be the same... Different metal, and no plastic support to keep adequate pressure on the rails to ensure good electrical contacts.
     
  9. Onizukachan

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    Once ties painted the same color,and after ballasting both, I really don’t much note the difference between my unitrack end sections and the code 80 atlas in the middle.
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks Norseman -- I didn't know about this. That's a pretty cool addition I think. It's just the thing for a weedgrown spur with little or no ballast beneath or a twisty rural branchline. Kato should have also listed their bagged ballast on that page.

    I think it'll provide some nice variation on Unitrack layouts. (y)
     
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