N Scale Questions

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by MSP Tuner, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. MSP Tuner

    MSP Tuner New Member

    I'm going to be a two scale person (Z scale, N scale). I just need info on what are some good N scale company. I want to know what is recommend for Track. I know that MTL couplers are HIGHLY recommend. What track can the MTL couplers work on?
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hi MSP I use Atlas track, not the skimpy code55 though. In the past I tried Peco track and while there is nothing wrong with it I just prefer Atlas. Couplers will work on all track as long as it is properly laid.
  3. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I too use Atlas track, but NOT the code 55.

    Robin and I think alike.

    I prefer Peco switches though, they seem to click into place.
    That being said, I only have 1 out of the 33 I have for my layout. (it was a second hand "bargain" purchase).

    I have heard "MicroTrain" is the better couplers.
  4. MSP Tuner

    MSP Tuner New Member

    So it would be Atlas Code 80?

    EDIT: What do you mean switches? The Dual train track?
  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Sorry, I should have used the "new Phrase", turnouts.
  6. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi MSP,

    I also agree with Robin and Will as I also use code 80
    Atlas track. As Robin mentioned take your time and lay
    it right the first time. Have fun. Ron
    :wave: :thumb:
  7. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    I also use code 80. I've heard some rumors that the kato engines dont run all that well on the code 55 because the way the trucks are set up though I havent actually witnessed it.
  8. A&JRR

    A&JRR New Member

    I use atlas code 80 track.
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I have been using code 80 in my HOn30 ventures. The flextrack is a dream to work with and the turnouts seem to be very high quality. Most of all, the price is easily half what you'll pay for others. I did try code 50, which looked great, and my minitrix bounced ahppily across the ties like it was a gravel road :D I think it would be OK with most newer stuff, but I just switched to 80.

    Also, when discussing name brands, some brands that have bad reps in HO have very good reps in N, so don't listen to us HO guys :D :D :D You may hear terms like buttman, or deathlike, which do not apply to N.

    BTW: A&JRR, welcome tothe-gauge, I'm in Lafayette.

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