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I recently switched out my U shaped layout to a straight, 15' long layout and I am in the process of putting a small siding yard, 3 tracks deep in the front of the layout and no matter what I do the last track of the 3, is 1/2" short of completeing and the shortest piece you can get is 1 1/8" long. I have tried to go longer in the yard ( more track) but still get the same results. I realize you can cut track down to fit in other brands, but Kato will not look right! Any suggestions to my issue?
 

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I recently switched out my U shaped layout to a straight, 15' long layout and I am in the process of putting a small siding yard, 3 tracks deep in the front of the layout and no matter what I do the last track of the 3, is 1/2" short of completeing and the shortest piece you can get is 1 1/8" long. I have tried to go longer in the yard ( more track) but still get the same results. I realize you can cut track down to fit in other brands, but Kato will not look right! Any suggestions to my issue?
There are two fixes for this, one is an adjustable track, and also an assortrment pack you can purchase.
I usually keep both around while building a layout.
 

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Kato track issues

Yes, I have seen the adjustable track, Photo wise, does this keep the ties while expanding or is there a gap of sorts?
 

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If some combination of the small track sections doesn't fit, use the expandable piece.
I'm assuming that this will be used in a "permanent" layout and not one that you will be disassembling periodically. If that's the case, in order to disguise the transition section, see if you can place it in a position where it would be at a road crossing. Then, when you add the crossing boards (or rubber or concrete filler pieces), it will be totally and realistically hidden.
 

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kato track problems

I agree with power steam guy, just cut a piece of Kato unitrack to fit. There are sections made to help do this easily, and you can get a bag of railjoiners to help fix the problem, it's a no brainer. If I can do it, anyone should be able to.:)
 
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