Is there a "transition" track from code 80 to 55 n scale?

Is there a "transition" track from code 80 to 55 n scale?
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Kevin Miller
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KM> Is there a "transition" track from code 80 to 55 n scale?
Code 80 in N??? That would be 12.8" tall prototype rail. Code 55 in N is 8.8" tall prototype rail. Code 100 in H0 is 8.7" tall prototype rail and code 83 in H0 is 7.221" tall prototype rail.
Code 80 in N is rather unprototypically large...
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Robert Heller

No kidding about the large, but don't bet on the "unprototypical" part - I've seen samples of prototype rail that size. Looks just as bad IRL as it does on a layout!
However, most N scale rail (up to now) HAS been code 80. ME made code 55 and 40, and now Atlas is making code 55 flex AND snap track as well, with brown ties and protypical US tie spacing. I've used the Atlas track - Nice stuff!
To answer his question, though...
No, there is no transition track available that I am aware of - however, just take a code 80 rail joiner and mash _half_ of it (one end) flat. Solder it to the bottom of the code 55 rail, then slip it onto the code 80 as usual. Instant transition. -- Joe Ellis ? CEO Bethlehem-Ares Railroad - A 1:160 Corp. ___a________n_mmm___mmm_mmm_mmm___mmm_mmm_mmm___mmm_n______ ___|8 8B| ___ /::::: / /::::X/ /:::::/ /:::::/|| ||__BARR| | | /::::::/ /:::::X /:::::/ /:::::/ || ---------------------------------------------------------------- [(=)=(=)=(=)=(=)] |_________________________| [(=)=(=)=(=)=(=)] =============Serving America's Heartland Since 1825=============
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Joe Ellis
Yes it is...but that's what regular Atlas N scale track is!!!
Reply to
Steve Hoskins
Yeah, there is. It's called a helluva bump.
Andy
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Andyroo111
Ya get out the Dremel with the grinder bit in it and make a transition!! :-)
Reply to
Steve Hoskins
It's actually very easy and neat - I did this for my Ntrak module years ago.
Get a short length of Peco code 55 track and remove the plastic ties at one end. You'll notice that it has two flanges - file the bottom of the rail off until you're level with the top flange.
There you have it - a bit of rail that is code 80 at one end and code 55 at the other. It takes no time and no special tools at all.
Regards, Ron
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LocoMcF
Gee, sounds like we have an echo in here ... ;-) That is probably what happens when you don't read all the replies before posting ...
I've done it myself ... Peteski
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Peter W.

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