Actually I just did ask that question and got speedy and accurate replies.
There are so many on this forum that help whenever they can and I am not knocking anyone, maybe it sounded that way and if it did I'm sorry.
I don't believe for one second that anyone on this forum would misinform anyone it's just that they just never though to mention a possible compatibility issue.
I've done the same thing on many occasions, forgetting the I know a lot about something but the new guy doesn't.
I have picked up so much good information here, I wish I had founded this place two years ago.
The point here is WHY would I ask "Will Peco turnouts match up with Atlas or Walthers track.?
Here is Walthers page on Peco track. Note that there's no mention of compatibility with Walthers track.
I did some research on Peco That very page, and no where did I see anything about this.
Someone new or just returning to the hobby after many years would just assume that code 83 track was code 83 track period.
Who would suspect that some manufacturers would build their own version of code 83 and it wouldn't readily interchange with other popular brands.
I most certainly didn't. I assumed that NMRA Standards would be used by ALL manufacturers. A wrong assumption and I am sure I'm not the only one.
And yes I knew that Peco is a British Company.
The main reason I didn't go Peco is I really couldn't figure out what they were talking about in regards to the frog types.
Walthers says "DCC Friendly" that's all I needed.
Seems to me that there is another member of this forum selling 20 or so Pecos for the very same reason.
Well now there is a post that points out this issue. The question has been asked and there are several good answers and options.