Hello clive hayward
Peco - good choice!
Now I construct layout on Code 50 Atlas track.
Compare Atlas code 50 and peco code 50:
I have strict limitations of my room, and therefore my module is 2m X 0.7m
They have strong turn on 180 deg of 2 way track, which goes from underlayer-tunnel at the one end of module, and the task - how not only to turn on 180 but also insert radius turnouts, in aim to save space for main 5 way station . This space need to conduct 80 cm long trains.
Peco has radius electrofrog turnouts, but their radius - about 1m. (i need about 0.25m)
Therefore i decide to use minitrix R1/R2 insulfrogs into tonnel part of this turn.
I changed by himself insulfrogs into electrofrogs one in these turnouts, installed metallic rear rails in aim for extra good current pickup, and soldered atlas rail-shoes(sawed from flex rails) into wing rail region to diminish backlash and in aim to use thin FoxWalleyModels wheels on my rolling stock.
It's very boring procedure, It takes me about 2 days to remade 2 such turnouts.
I would be glad to buy analogous ones, but there ara nothing suppliers who make curved electrofrogs with 0.25m radiuses.
Another people also do this things
for example there are alternative approach for conversion trix insulfrogs into electrofrogs:
And whole procedure:
of trix turnout conversion