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Offline Timnomads  
#1 Posted : 08 February 2021 14:33:05(UTC)
Timnomads

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Hi All

In my layout design I have along straight (6m) in C Track using 24360s: I would like to make it more interesting so have used the C track to K track converter and added some gentle curves for the 6m run using the K track flexible 900 mm pieces.

Does anybody have any experiences of running trains between C & K track, is this a good idea?

Tim
Offline JohnjeanB  
#2 Posted : 08 February 2021 15:16:40(UTC)
JohnjeanB

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Hi Tim

There is no problem in mixing C track and K Track BUT:
* you need to use EITHER special rail joiners (between 100 and 80 rails
* OR to use normal 100 rail joiner and force then into a S Shape so that the top surface are aligned between C and K tracks

I have used Faller cork-bed under the flexible K rails with C track ballast from Noch
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Offline H0  
#3 Posted : 08 February 2021 15:22:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post
* you need to use EITHER special rail joiners (between 100 and 80 rails
C track is code 90, so normal joiners could be a better choice than 100/80 joiners.

There still is the transition track from C track to K track that takes care of the difference in height with special rail joiners. If there is sufficient space, then these are a good option.

Regards
Tom
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Offline PMPeter  
#4 Posted : 08 February 2021 15:26:31(UTC)
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I can only assume what Jean is getting at is if you want to connect K track directly to C track without using the adapter track.

My layout has several K to C track connections, but I always use the adapter track 24922 for the transition and I have never had a problem.

Peter
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Offline Timnomads  
#5 Posted : 08 February 2021 15:42:06(UTC)
Timnomads

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thanks all
Offline perz  
#6 Posted : 08 February 2021 19:05:54(UTC)
perz

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Hi,

We did direct C to K track connection on our company layout, because we needed K track to get enough clearance under a bridge. We used the normal K track joiners. It was a bit messy, but worked out well when it was done.

Regards
Per
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