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Concrete Track

Postby Hulldude15 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:51 pm

Hi everybody,

A quick question... A lot of modern layouts have peco concrete track but with normal wooden points. Is this prototypical or are concrete points not readily available. I been thinking about putting it in my layout but I have always thought it looks odd.



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Re: Concrete Track

Postby m8internet » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:34 pm

Peco still haven't solved how to recreate points in such small scales that would be rigid enough
I think everyone agrees that such points are LONG overdue
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Re: Concrete Track

Postby ste234 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:37 pm

Had Peco produced Concrete points, I would have used concrete on my layout, but I stuck with wood, it looks better than mixing them IMO.
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Re: Concrete Track

Postby stuartp » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:03 pm

Concrete bearers in pointwork are a relatively modern feature, last 15 years or so I think, and only for major relaying projects at first. Prior to that all concrete sleepered track would have had timber bearers in the pointwork, and I'd suggest most of it still does. Both types look similar covered in brake dust which is why the difference isn't so obvious on the prototype.
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Re: Concrete Track

Postby CheekyPaul » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:24 pm

Peco have been producing peco points in 'concrete' recently - it's a start but its in OO. Dunno about N gauge. I only found out recently. Does this helps?
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Re: Concrete Track

Postby Hulldude15 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:57 am

Thanks for the help everyone.

@CheekyPaul I am modelling in OO, so that's good.

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