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I am running the o scale, black tie track. Do I have to use the 042 or 022 switches or are there others that will work. The O27 stuff is not thick enough, right?
 

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Yes the 022 is automatic the 042 is manual both are O. The o27's will work if you prop the up about 1/4 inch But the pins will fit loose in the O gage track but it can be done. If you have a large engine it may not work on the shallow o27 switch.
 

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I have heard of conversion pins that connect O to O/27 track.
I have never seen any though.
(T man probably will make some now.):D

Put my order in for a couple of dozen T.:D

The big O trains will either derail or hit the O/27 switch itself maneuvering through the curve.

A large engine won't go through the curve on the o/27 switch, it should run through the straight part.
 

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O to 027 Track Trick

I have heard of conversion pins that connect O to O/27 track.
I have never seen any though.
(T man probably will make some now.):D

Put my order in for a couple of dozen T.:D

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Easy as Pie. Just use some fine copper wire like phone cable.I crimped the lower section first then got a snug fit. Try not to fit the wire on the bottom seam. The wire is extented for show. No need to take yor money, Ed.:)
I can send you 20 for $20. Shipping a stamp. Track or Track Pins not included, Owning the Original T-man Pin adapters priceless.:D

 

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So then I guess the pliers come with it?:D

I did see some somewhere, one time, can't remember where.
One side was for the O and the other for O/27.
 

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Well, the answer is no. I picked up a dozen because I was apparently mistaken when I read the description, us novices will do that. :D I just looked, and of course they don't work!. :( I thought I had found the ideal thing to mate the two tracks. :eek:
 

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Well, the answer is no. I picked up a dozen because I was apparently mistaken when I read the description, us novices will do that. :D I just looked, and of course they don't work!. :( I thought I had found the ideal thing to mate the two tracks. :eek:
I can't really see by the picture. (the enlarged picture is the same size! I hate that!)
They do look sort of round.
Did you get them yet.
Do you know for sure that they won't work?
 

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Yep, I have them and they don't work. They connect to an O-27 track just fine, but the other end is smaller, not bigger. Another good idea out the window! I can't imagine why there isn't a solution, I'd think this would be more common need than mating to the Gargrave tracks.
 

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The classic "fix" I see in looking is to simply jam the O pin into the O-27 track and form the track around it. I guess that will work, but I was looking for an elegant solution.

I have a lot of O-27 track, so I was thinking of having a couple of runs on the layout using it, since I can't seem to win an auction on eBay lately on track. Guys are paying $1.50/ea for old track, I can have brand new track for $2. I refuse to go past $1/ea. :)
 

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The classic "fix" I see in looking is to simply jam the O pin into the O-27 track and form the track around it. I guess that will work, but I was looking for an elegant solution.

I have a lot of O-27 track, so I was thinking of having a couple of runs on the layout using it, since I can't seem to win an auction on eBay lately on track. Guys are paying $1.50/ea for old track, I can have brand new track for $2. I refuse to go past $1/ea. :)
JamesH has some o/27 track for sale here.
He also has some switches.


http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=5156
 

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I'm looking to find a local train show and see what kind of track I can find.

I have a bunch of 022 switches that I've reconditioned and have ready for the layout. I figure the main loops will be O, and maybe the trolleys will run on O-27
 
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