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Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« on: January 18, 2016, 02:31:31 PM »
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Ok, so now that there is a free version of Rail Modeller for the Mac, I've been playing around with track planning. Did Kato ever release a 45° crossing? I was looking at converting the 1954 MR project layout as it it pretty cool and reminds me of a DKS design.

 

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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 03:01:56 PM »
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I did a quick search at N Scale Supply and MB Klein. They both have 15 degree and 90 degree crossings, but no 45 degree crossings.


Hmm... Three 15 degree
crossings add up to 45
degrees...


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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 03:10:18 PM »
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@tom mann,

The Yuletide Central from November 1954 issue of MR?

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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 03:26:39 PM »
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Not listed on the KATO USA site either.

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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 03:32:40 PM »
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@tom mann,

The Yuletide Central from November 1954 issue of MR?

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Yes!  @Catt brought it up a certain Yule Central, and when I did a search I found the 1954 Yuletide Central.


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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 05:53:49 PM »
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Yeah I find that the crossing gives this simple plan a lot of possibilities.  Surprised that Kato doesn't seem to have one.

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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 07:28:49 PM »
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Could you substitute an Atlas Code 80 45-degree crossing and just build up the roadbed underneath.  Ballast and paint would hide most of the difference.

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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 08:08:28 PM »
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Could you substitute an Atlas Code 80 45-degree crossing and just build up the roadbed underneath.  Ballast and paint would hide most of the difference.

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Oh, I'm sure I could.  I guess I was more surprised that Kato didn't make this, since they have a large assortment of pieces, and wanted to be sure first.

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Re: Kato Unitrack 45° crossing?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 10:07:46 AM »
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@tom mann,

Are you going to build this layout or are you just playing around with track planning software?  It would be cool to see what you could do with a small layout.

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