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Easy Way Of Joining Code 100 To Code 75?


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In my tunnel areas i will be using code 100 set track 2nd radius curves and coming out of them will be using code 75 concrete sleeper flextrack, is there an easy way of connecting the two together, is there anything i should know about doing this?

 

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there are 2 ways of doing with Peco products - they sell transition sections which have a short section of code 75 and short section of code 100 joined together.  Alternatively you can buy fishplates for transition between code 75 and code 100 - they are a bit fiddly but do the job - can be assembled as is for insulating sections or with insert brass strip (supplied) to make electrical connections.  I've used both in the past with no issues but tend towards first now as less of a fiddle.

 

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Put a fishplate on the code 100 then crush the open end flat with pliers, solder half a code 75 fishplate on top, everything ends up at the right height. 

 

The SL-113 transitions as illlustrated by Sir T-H are useful but are flimsy, each rail segment is only held by 2 fastenings and there is no mechanical strength in the butt joint between the the two rail segments. They are fine once everything is fastened down but vulnerable in tje meantime. 

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I start like Wheatley but simply solder the code 75 to the top of the crushed railjoiner -- it's usually at the right height. With care, no solder gets on the code 100.

You will need to ensure that the inside edges of the rails line up -- a code 75 rail gauge?

 

This also works for connecting bullhead scale rail.

 

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