Which HO Track do you use a majority of?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Trainiac77, Apr 25, 2007.


Which HO Track do you use a majority of?

Poll closed May 10, 2007.
  1. Code 100 Store bought (atlas, bachmann ez track, flex, etc...)

    14 vote(s)
  2. Code 100 hand laid

    1 vote(s)
  3. Code 83 Store bought (atlas, Walthers, flex, etc...)

    19 vote(s)
  4. Code 83 hand laid

    2 vote(s)
  5. Code 70 Store Bought?

    0 vote(s)
  6. Code 70 Haid Laid

    3 vote(s)
  7. Combination of 100&83

    2 vote(s)
  8. Combination of 83&70

    2 vote(s)
  9. Combination of 100&70

    1 vote(s)
  10. Whatever came with the set?

    0 vote(s)
  11. Don't Know?

    0 vote(s)
  12. Don't Care?

    0 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Just curious to find out with all the new track options what the majority is using. To many choices. I still choose Code 100 because of the old Rivarossi engines in my collection. Those big flanges need some place to go! Besides with good weathering it really looks good. Comments?

    You can choose more than one answer in the poll if need be.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I use Atlas Code 83, I like it the best :D :D
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Same as you, C100...I have some European equipment that doesn't like the finer rail. On the bright side, certain stretches of the Pennsy had rail the was 135 pound---that would scale out to C100.:thumb:
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I use all nickel-silver Bachmann EZ track. I've heard some horror stories about it (constant derailments and such) but after further investigation I usually found out that the person submitting the horror story didn't lay the track right in the first place. For some reason people think that they can simply pop the track together and throw it down anywhere and expect it to work flawlessly. It won't. Like all other track, it has to be laid properly, with no kinks, bows or dips. This is important for steamers, diesels are much more forgiving.
  5. zachary

    zachary Member

    atlas code 83 and peco turnouts is what im going to use for my first layout
  6. darkcurves

    darkcurves Member

    I would definitely go for Code 100. I have seen Code 83 and 100 side by side, cant really notice the difference.
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Piko (German brand pronounced like the English Peco) make a code 83 track that is the same height as code 100 but thinner.

    I want to use code 100 for my mainlines and code 83 for yards, sidings, etc.
  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Most of the layout is code 100 Peco salvaged from previous layouts or bought before their code 75 came out. My last expansions were Peco code 75. I also have some British fine scale (bullhead rail) from SMP and C&L.

    I do have a number of locos and cars that object to the finer track, and I did use it on both of my outlying stations.
  9. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    I use Atlas code 83 track and switches. Next time, I may hand lay the switches. I really don't like the Atlas frogs or hinged point rails.

  10. Santa Fe Jack

    Santa Fe Jack Member

    On my new layout, I've been using exclusively code 83 nickel-silver Walthers Shinohara.
  11. Relic

    Relic Member

    Yes I use Atlas c-100 rail but I think if I were to start over I would use the 83.
    Like everything else when I decided to do model trains I jumped in full tilt,no research,just buy stuff and hope for the best,the trick is to get in too deep to back out,not that I want to quit, it's a great hobby, that's just the drum I hear.
  12. clumber

    clumber New Member

    I use Peco Code 83 with Electrofrog turnouts.
    Used to use Code 100, then upgraded to the new Code 83.
  13. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    I use Atlas code 100. That's what was most available when I started and after it's weathered no one really notices that it's a tad too big. I can't afford to change now and don't want to rip up 300' and 85 turnouts.
  14. Mastiffdog

    Mastiffdog Member

    When I modeled in N scale back in the early 1990's I used Atlas track and switches. When I started HO in 2003 I started with Walthers/Shinohara Code 83 Flex and Switches. Then I tried Kato Unitrack for a layout and although it worked great, I just couldn't live with the plastic built in ballast, so I went back to WS Code 83.

    My current layout is WS Code 83 spiked on to Homabed (Homasote) pre cut roadbed.
  15. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I have all Atas True Track and I use a few pieces of snap track for odd runs and connections to ceratin accessories
  16. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    As of now I use 100 but in future I will be useing 83. And there will be a future addition to my layout. I am collecting lumber now to add to the building.

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