Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Hoghead, May 13, 2003.

  1. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    It has been quite awhile since I built a layout. I am looking to build an N-scale 3x7 with Kato Unitrack. I have looked over the Kato website and none of their track plans tickle my fancy. The Scenic Ridge track plan I doo sort of like, but I don't want to do the actual Scenic Ridge kit. I was thinking of substituting the bridges with diamonds and add a few industrial sidings. and maybe a tunnel.

    Does anyone know of any websites other than Kato that has Unitrack layout tracks plans?

    In case you are wondering
    I did join this website awhile back but spent much of the time just lurking about until I finally decided to try my hand at building a layout again.

    I do has some older N-scale stuff and I have purchased some newer equipment and the layout theme I want to do is basically the Eastern USA. I have NYC (My Grandfathers employer) and CSX (My employer) equipment. So the layout will flucuate between the two time periods.

    Thanks in advance
    The Hog
  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Hoghead!
    I'm kinda partial to flex track myself, but if I were going to work with the unitrack, I'd look through some track-planning books, & find some arrangement I liked the looks of...then, I'd just try to work the unitrack into something like what I was after...
  3. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member


    Thats why I am thinking of the Scenic Ridge track plan. The main reason I will using Unitrack is the power routing switches.
    Considering I am not Joe Electrician this will cut down with the wiring and using insulated joiners etc.

    The only problem I see is the Kato uses the metric system for it's track and I am from the Old School that used the English system!
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Uh, Hoghead there is another problem with the Kato track. It's called $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I'd learn some simple wiring and you would save enough money by buying reg. type track to pay for all your structures and 3 of your kids college education :D :D :D :D
  5. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    I have budgeted for the price of Unitrack and as long as I don't do a 20'x40' with a huge yard I should be alright
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Hoghead: have a look at Thortrains site. (he's posted links all around here) He draws trackplans the way some guys smoke.
    Watch out for changing bridges to flat crossings -- the locations may not work with your sectional track.
  7. are you wanting like a simle olvol with sding industriel and a small frieght yard?????????????
  8. well here is a small cool layout needs a little changes but not many it would work for unitrack if you did a few smallthings diffrent

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  9. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    Actually I was thinking more of a twice around type layout. I would like to use the middle of the layout for trackage. Basically I want a longer run......but Trainmasta......I do like the image you posted because it incorporates a diamond.

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