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On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:13 pm
by billdunseith
I am thinking of building a small On30 layout as a fill-in between other projects and I am considering hand-build track and turnouts with wood ties, etc. However, if I take the easy way out and buy ready to lay track and turnouts I wonder what you would recommend: PECO or Micro Engineering?

Thank you.

Bill

Re: On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:23 pm
by JimD17
Micro Engineering

Jim Dickinson

Re: On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:00 pm
by billdunseith
Any particular reason Jim?

Bill

Re: On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:53 pm
by JimD17
Mainly appearance. The Peco points are robust but the track did not look right under the 2-8-0 and 4-6-0 engines, but to be honest it looks to good under the Shay's.

I've gone for a mix of Micro Engineering and Peco (Code 83 HO track) to get things running but have hand built the track in the works area using LITco code 83 point kits. I'm happy with the ME track and it runs well but in time I hope to replace it with hand built.

JIm D

Re: On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:05 pm
by billdunseith
Thank you for that Jim and what I will probably do at first is use Peco Code 83 HO track just to get the feel of things in this scale/gauge before building something more realistic later on.

Now, if it’s not too much of an imposition, could I ask you where you get your LITco code 83 point kits and other items for your hand built track?

Bill D

Re: On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:44 pm
by JimD17
EDM Models, York. They have a large range of track and parts, including Micro Engineering.

Jim

Re: On30 Track - PECO or Micro Engineering?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:22 am
by billdunseith
Thank you Jim.

Bill