We are having a debate over whether Code 75 track or Code 100 track should form the standard for the mainline of a UK module standard that is being formulated. An issue has been raised over the capabilities of older locomotives and rolling stock to run on Code 75 track and across the points. A simple test track was assembled with a single short point.
After the first loco test I decided to add some scenery to add interest to the pictures taken of various trains under test. See if you can spot your favourites and see if you can spot which trains are under test.
Much to my surprise the following long list will run on Code 75 track and points:-
Hornby Dublo 2 rail (all)
Hornby (nearly all)
Trix 2 rail from late 1960's
The following will not run on Code 75 track without modification:-
Triang 1950's and 1960's
Triang Hornby 1960's and early 1970's.
Hornby early 1970's and later coaches and wagons with square axles
Lima coaches and wagons with silver wheels having large flanges
Heljan (should run)
Graham Farish OO (early doubtful. Later maybe)
Playcraft (very doubtful)
Replica (should run)
Is there anybody who wants to add anything to these findings?
It would be interesting to learn if the use of Code 75 diamond crossings and longer extended points with longer check rails would make any difference to the findings.