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Fleischmann track

Postby guinnesskid » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:56 pm

My brother, having spent a fortune on track, engines, airbrush etc, decided not to bother with his new hobby and has passed it on to me. The track is Fleischmann sat on plastic ballast (bit like kato track) but I have found my usual peco/unknown rail joiners will not fit. Is this a gauge problem or is fleischmann a one off type of joiner? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:44 pm

yes I think so.... I havent found any joiners that fit properly apart from fleischmanns own. Is it N or H0? Ive only used the N track but Trainsandco might be able to shed light on H0 if needed.
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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby poliss » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:46 pm

If it's N scale then the joiners are slightly different. Peco won't fit, but other makes such as Minitrix will. If you imagine an H on it's side, then the horizontal part is thicker.

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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:18 am

I tried minitrix and roco joiners on mine and they were not a great fit
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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby poliss » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:26 am

Ooops, I meant to say 'might fit', not will.

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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:35 am

poliss wrote:Ooops, I meant to say 'might fit', not will.


No problem, I tried most brands as fleischmann rail joiners were nigh on impoossible to find for a while last year


A side note with Fleischmann track, it looks much better if you wash over the ballast with subtle brown wash
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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby 0121modeller » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:09 am

Not sure, but I think the "Gaugemaster" brand would be compatable to most continental makes of track, so maybe suited to fleicshmann pre ballasted base track ?
During my recent fling with N gauge, using code 80, mostly peco track (sectional & flexi), I had 3 brands of fishplate: Peco, Fleischmann & Gaugemaster.

The Gaugemaster brand of fishplates were sort of in-between profile of Peco & Fleischmann fishplates IMO.

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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby guinnesskid » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:51 am

Thanks guys. Guess I'll be looking for fleischmann joiners then.

Don't know if it's N or HO but the bottom edge of the rail is a good bit wider than my usual Peco track.

Will try and post a picture of my "inheritance" because I think they are all continental and I havn't got a clue. I do believe he mentioned an ICE, that is probably the white one?
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Re: Fleischmann track

Postby Bigmet » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:30 pm

If the track gauge is the same as your OO, then it is HO gauge. Smaller, and it is N, 9mm track gauge. Fleischmann N gauge is often branded 'Piccolo' if memory serves.

The 'white one' is indeed likely to be the ICE, a streamlined high speed train set.


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