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Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:00:30 PM »
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Does Kato sell these separately? I inherited 5 of of the deck plate bridges and each one is missing at least one unijoiner. I've looked all over the Kato site to no avail on acquiring replacement parts for them.

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Re: Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 11:09:37 PM »
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Check M. B. Klein's website.  They have them listed in the Kato Unitrack section. (wwwmodeltrainstuff.com)

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Re: Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 11:28:48 PM »
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These aren't the typical regular unijoiner, they are pretty much just half ones.

Or does these just have one per side and you are supposed to use regular rail joiners on the ends where you would meet regular kato unitrack? I got these without boxes so not sure if this is how they come of not.  But it looks like from the Kato pdf there is one of the special unijoiners on each end.

You can scroll down to where they discuss the Short (124mm) Plate Girder bridge and see the pictures of what I'm looking for.
http://sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/TrackandRoadbed/KatoUnitrack/KatoViaductsandTrack/

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Re: Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 11:57:03 PM »
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You only need one of the half-sized unijoiners per end, the other one, coming from whatever connecting piece you use, can be a normal unijoiner.
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Re: Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 02:45:39 PM »
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Does Kato sell these separately? I inherited 5 of of the deck plate bridges and each one is missing at least one unijoiner. I've looked all over the Kato site to no avail on acquiring replacement parts for them.

Chris

The Kato deck plate girder bridges use regular unijoiners; the same ones used in the regular Kato track pieces: one on each end, attached to the left-hand rail.

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Re: Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 04:25:56 PM »
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Regular unijoiners will not fit on either side to connect to these. What am I missing here then?





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Re: Kato Unijoiners for Single track deck plate girder bridges
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 07:23:29 PM »
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I just cut off the tab from a regular uni-track joiner as needed to fit with a pair of rail cutters.