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Having bought a considerable quantity of Peco OO/HO finesale track, points etc I find I need a scissor crossing (or 3). I have made one up from 4 Peco points and a Diamond crossing but really need a couple with closer track spacing for the next ones. So my question is can I use a Shinohara Scissor crossing/ Double Crossover with the Peco track both in terms of fitting them together OK and it not looking too different. Thanks
 

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My simplistic reading of the difference is rail is this code 83 - code 75 = 8 thou of an inch difference, which is not a lot???

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a bit of packing..and an acceptance of the fact that Shinohara trackage replicates closely, U.S. prototype trackage,,ie spiked rail....plus, very skinny sleepers?

try

http://www.marcway.co.uk/home.htm

marcway do custom trackage...dunno what they'd charge for a code 75 scissors crossover, to match the looks of Peco, but the shinohara scissors aint cheap either.

send them an email and see????
 

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Or for those bought up on the metric system. .20mm (or 4 *** papers if your'e a machinist!)
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*** The Shinohara track is fine, however as another option that will match your existing track much better, cut the Peco points shorter in the diverging rails, ditto for the diamond. This isn't hard to do and will give you the close spacing you want.

Richard

QUOTE (johnnoble @ 2 Feb 2009, 00:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Having bought a considerable quantity of Peco OO/HO finesale track, points etc I find I need a scissor crossing (or 3). I have made one up from 4 Peco points and a Diamond crossing but really need a couple with closer track spacing for the next ones. So my question is can I use a Shinohara Scissor crossing/ Double Crossover with the Peco track both in terms of fitting them together OK and it not looking too different. Thanks
 
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