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  • What's your favorite N Scale track?

    Choices:

    1) Anyones Code 80

    2) Peco Code 55

    3) Atlas Code 55

    4) Kato Unitrack

    5) Bachmann or LL Unitrack Like

    6) Code 40

    7) Other

  • #2
    Well Dave, I guess I'm gonna have to say Anyone's code 80. However that isn't quite true, I much prefer Atlas code 80 but I'm using Model Power code 80 for tangent track because it's cheaper, but trying to curve it is like bending pipe so I use Atlas for all my curves.
    Johnnie C. Scott- Old Curmudgeon

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    • #3
      Dave,I use the Atlas C55..I think you already knew that! [:P]

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      • #4
        Code 80 - because I already had a lot of it on hand from a previous layout attempt.

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        • #5
          Well I will add my own reply. I have used several manufactures C80 but mostly Atlas and never liked it. It was always too stiff and too difficult to straighten back out once curved.

          I have not used other manufactures C55 but I have used Atlas. I understand that Peco is more like code 80 with part of the rail buried in the ties. While others claim that is great it seems like that would make it as difficult to work with as code 80. Perhaps even more so due to the extra rib of rail and with so much rail buried in the tie.

          So for me it is code 55 Atlas which has significantly improved my track laying ecperience for its durability and flexibility. Oh yes, it looks great too. (We will not discuss the switches which IMHO look good but suck!)

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by Cowcatcher


            Well I will add my own reply. I have used several manufactures C80 but mostly Atlas and never liked it. It was always too stiff and too difficult to straighten back out once curved.


            Dave ya oughta give Atlas another try. The Atlas flextrack I've had lately you could almost crack like a whip!
            Johnnie C. Scott- Old Curmudgeon

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Johnnie C. Scott


              quote:


              Originally posted by Cowcatcher


              Well I will add my own reply. I have used several manufactures C80 but mostly Atlas and never liked it. It was always too stiff and too difficult to straighten back out once curved.


              Dave ya oughta give Atlas another try. The Atlas flextrack I've had lately you could almost crack like a whip!

              But I don't need to now that I have C55. It does the same thing and looks better!!![]

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              • #8
                Hey guys...

                Atlas code 55 all the way !!!


                Joe

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                • #9
                  Peco code 55 for me.Other than the fact that I flatout like the stuff I just got tired of waiting for ATLAS to get theirs on the shelves.
                  Johnathan (Catt) Edwards

                  100% Michigan made

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                  • #10
                    I did my research for code 55 about 6 months before Atlas 55 was announced, and bought a lifetime supply of Peco 55 flex and assorted turnouts. I only have 1 module of Atlas 80 left to replace. At that time I also converted my roster to low profile wheels, THEN found out that the pizza cutters run just fine on Peco 55.

                    If ever there was a flextrack made that required a conduit bender to lay, its Peco. But I have to admit it is bulletproof once it's down!
                    Robert

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                    • #11
                      I have used it all at one time or another... My current favorite is hands down the new Atlas code 55[^]

                      Why:[8)]

                      it looks good

                      it is easy to lay

                      []it creates wonderfull transitions curves on its own

                      8D it makes you to sexy for your track

                      [^]the turouts are smooth as silk

                      [:0]it looks good

                      i can afford it

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                      • #12
                        Sounds Like My Girlfriend !!!

                        Joe

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                        • #13
                          Welcome abooard Joe!

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                          • #14
                            For prototypical look it has got to be Atlas Code 55. There is still the question of long-term durability. Currently my choice would be Peco but then again the Atlas Code 55 has not been around long enough to judge durability.

                            Al

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                            Originally posted by Cowcatcher


                            Choices:

                            1) Anyones Code 80

                            2) Peco Code 55

                            3) Atlas Code 55

                            4) Kato Unitrack

                            5) Bachmann or LL Unitrack Like

                            6) Code 40

                            7) Other


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                            • #15
                              Peco 55, but if I started over maybe Micro Engineering 55.

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