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In a joint venture with Woodland Scenics, Kato USA has begun shipping its new Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits.

Had not heard an announcement for these new products and just happened to stumble across the straight and corner module kits listed on MB Klein's site.




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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 06:26:04 PM »
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I've seen these in person as two corner modules all scenicked.  Not bad at all but a touch delicate due to the styrofoam sides.  I'm guessing they will get dinged in a car during transport.

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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 09:58:57 PM »
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Dinging problem? Get some cheap adhesive vinyl flooring pieces and cut to fit the sides. Should be able to score it with a sharp razor knife.
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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 11:27:05 PM »
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That will add thickness (x2) at the interface to cause problems with the tracks snapping together.

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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 12:23:26 AM »
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It would be okay to put something on the front and back of the module base to help protect them. But you are correct that adding anything thickness to the ends would cause problems connecting modules together.

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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 01:40:53 AM »
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In a joint venture with Woodland Scenics, Kato USA has begun shipping its new Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits.
Had not heard an announcement for these new products.
They were mentioned here several months ago: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46287.msg607126#msg607126

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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 12:03:17 PM »
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I'm a big fan of anything that makes it easier to get out of the armchair.

Although I DO wish Kato would do some larger radius curves (keeping in their current engineering "system").

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Re: New Kato USA Subterrain Lightweight Layout System T-TRAK Module Kits
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 01:18:10 PM »
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They were mentioned here several months ago: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46287.msg607126#msg607126

As I had not seen it on The Railwire, thanks for sharing the link for the neat T-TRAK thread.