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Well it is true but wrong to refer to Peco track as "OO" scale when it is as you point out "HO" scale. It's a bone I pickup on occaision in that now with the excellent models from both Bachmann and Hornby that they still insist on building under gauge models. Either go to the correct guage or start making 3.5mm scale models. I've used Peco in code 100 and 75, Shinohara in code 83 and 70 and handlaid using Micro Engineering weathered rail in code 70 with hand built Number 8 and number 10 points. Tillig track is excellent. While I haven't used it as yet a mate has used it on his 'On30' layout to great effect.

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QUOTE (Oakydoke @ 28 Jul 2006, 09:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Glad to hear your doing what you want and enjoying it.


Was your earlier comment meant tongue-in-cheek?
If not, note that Peco Code 100 is also HO track, as is all 4mm OO track (16.5mm).
True, but you have to look hard from normal viewing distances. Peco track uses chairs, not found on the real mainline anymore.
In every other respect, Tillig is the best RTR HO/OO 16.5mm track available other than from specialist suppliers like Exactoscale and SMP; ... and with points!.

Green concrete? I wondered about that, but I assure you, it's only the photo. Better than Peco's lame concrete sleepered variety.

 

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Well here in Oz they sell plenty of Code 100 and set track . Why because it's robust and pretty well idiot proof so newbies can handle it pretty well. Here in NSW many guys used code 83 or 70 depending on what period they model. Unlike the UK flat bottom rail laid US style was the norm from the outset and of course we model in HO scale including our steamers. In the US Peco has pretty good following though not so much for the code 100 , more for "N" scale . US modellers generally use code 83 as it's pretty much the "Standard" and with Peco coming in with their own code 83 it's given them a new following. For all it's tiny errors Peco Streamline is a good product that works well, is easily obtainable and is well supported with back up products, point motors etc.

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 30 Jul 2006, 17:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good point, but maybe, just maybe PECO sell more streamline "over the water !

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Brian
 
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