What is your favorite track to use? (Poll Included)

Pacodutaco Jan 27, 2015

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What N-Scale track do you use in your modeling?

  1. Atlas (code 55)

    20.2%
  2. Atlas (code 80)

    12.9%
  3. Atlas True Track

    1.7%
  4. Bachmann EZ Track

    0.6%
  5. Kato Unitrack

    38.8%
  6. Micro Engineering (code 55)

    14.0%
  7. Peco (code 55)

    18.5%
  8. Peco (code 80)

    10.1%
  9. Whatever I can get my hands on.

    0.6%
  10. Other

    6.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Pacodutaco

    Pacodutaco TrainBoard Member

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    I am always reading about different kinds of track, what looks the most realistic, what can't be purchased currently and so forth. This got me to wondering what people use for their track. Please answer the poll and comment as to why you chose the track you did.

    I personally love the code 55 look. I chose Peco over all others because they have the best switches in my opinion and the tie spacing although incorrect for US railroads is "close enough" to make Peco code 55 my choice for track.
     
  2. Chris1274

    Chris1274 TrainBoard Member

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    I'll be using Peco code 55 on my upcoming layout.
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I have used nothing but Peco for the past 30 years, and C55 for most of it. Unfortunately my finger slipped and I marked Peco C80. Is there any way to change my selection?
     
  4. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    I like Unitrak because it alows me to jump straight to running. I haven't made the time to build a permanent layout. I don't know what i even want out of one. until then, Unitrak, it is
     
  5. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    This poll comes up every few months. But its still fun to answer and click a choice :)
     
  6. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    Unitrak for it's simplicity and you can change your mind/plans without too much fuss
     
  7. chessie fan

    chessie fan TrainBoard Member

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    I have always used atlas code 80 flex and peco switches.
    In my opinion code 80 might look like the rails are scale knee high but find it reliable and more forgiving.
    Joe
     
  8. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    I like ME Code 55/40, but I like the Atlas #8 and #10 switches, if ME ever made #10's and #12's I'd be ecstatic.
     
  9. Trains

    Trains TrainBoard Member

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    Kato unitrack! To old to start building a layout.
     
  10. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    LOL. I almost posted that part of my Kato choice was that I hadn't designed and wasn't ready to build THE RR (stolen from George), so why use permanent track?
     
  11. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hey now....my unitrack is permanant. Its glued down and not a single prob with it. I feel for the guys I read posts from that are having track or turnout problems...while I go out and run trains trouble free for hours everyday. :)
     
  12. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I answered for my main home layout (Unitrack), but there are also my FreeMoN modules, which use ME code 55, with hand-laid turnouts
     
  13. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    I use Unitrack and like it . But the next layout might be some type of code 55.....
     
  14. N-builder

    N-builder TrainBoard Member

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    +1 on that. I use code 80 track and Atlas custom turnouts, because I use under table switches also Atlas.
     
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  15. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    Kato for most track work but Atlas flex track for yards - er, will be when I'm done, (um, I think). :)
     
  16. dexterdog62

    dexterdog62 TrainBoard Member

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    I use Unitrack for all my main line track, Atlas Code 80 for all sidings and yard tracks.
     
  17. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    What I wanted you to read and what i think I wrote weren't the same, but I hear you on the turnouts. Glad they have a new one, hope they keep expanding the line
     
  18. pmh

    pmh New Member

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    I use Atlas code 80 flex. With the shortages of late been using Peco Insulfrog switches. I wish I would have been using them all along.
    If I ever rebuild, I will go with Peco code 55 flex.
     
  19. GP40X

    GP40X TrainBoard Member

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    Kato Unitrack. My home layout (under construction) is T-Trak modules.
     
  20. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    LoL Marty...

    I think if I read it right...it was a compliment. TY :)
     

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