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Old 03-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Best Ho track?

When i do my HO layout i want to have a good track. I am just curious for what people recommend, I personally like the Atlas code 83 track but would like other peoples views on whats good. My layout will be at least 4x10. Also plan on doing DCC w/sound.



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Old 03-27-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Code 83 looks nicer (smaller more prototypical rails and tie size/spacing) but is more expensive and some of the earlier rolling stock won't run well on it (flanges too tall on the wheels.)

I run Code 100.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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I use code 100 since I have allot of older equipment. Atlas makes the best flex track. They also were the cheapest but have been raising there prices. If the price goes above Peco I will switch to that. For switches I prefer the Peco ones. Switch motors I use the Tortoises when I can mount them under the table and Atlas machines above.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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tk you sound like me.....ditto that post! Jim
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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I also run all atlas code 100, less compatibility issues, derailments and of course the cost! I can run anything made new and old and I like that!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Sounds Good so far leaning towards the 100. Thanks All
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Bachmann EZ track for this reason: It's easy to pull apart in case of any issues (and cleaning), and can be rearranged as you see fit. It also looks marvelous.

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Old 03-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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Not a big fan of the easy track, yea it goes together easy but it dont look all that great and I have heard alot of horror stories about it. As far as not conducting well. Thank you though. Still liking the code 100.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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for me its any track that works is the best track

but ez track for when I just need to run my trains and all i got is carpet, code 100 for older things and what ever i want on my main layout...83 is just for back up/display set ups and things like that....
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
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Kato Unitrack HO

Anyone use the Kato Unitrack HO track? If so how is it?
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