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Code 83 to code 70
(and vise versa).

I've been trying to work out a clever scheme that would enable a transition from code 83 mainline to code 70 on spurs and industrial sidings without a clickety-clack situation.

I recently (and serendipitously) stumbled on the answer.
Part number 948-898, is a 6-inch length of Walthers-Shinohara Transition Track that enables a smooth transition between code 83 & 70. Reportedly, railheads will be 'in gauge' and match in height. Transition joiners are also available (both nickel-silver and insulated).

Walthers lists the track sections as discontinued, but they're still available elsewhere.
The section prices vary widely between online retailers, Amazon, and eBay, from $10 to $17 each.
 

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why not code 83 to code 70 rail joiners ?? you know, the ones with the little step in them ?? definitely less money ..
i know microengineering sells them ..
 

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LS, I have used some of those Walthers transition tracks and they are as smooth as glass.
And there is no need to shim anything.
Well worth the money IMO.

Magic
Excellent, thankyou, Magic.
I was hoping that someone who'd tried them would chime in.
 
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