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Specific Item Information: K1 Standard Set
- 4 pcs #20-000 248mm (9-3/4") Straight Track
- 1 pc #20-020 124mm (4-7/8") Straigh Track
- 1 pc #20-021 124mm (4-7/8") Road Crossing Track
- 1 pc #20-040 62mm (2-7/16") Straight Track
- 1 pc #20-041 62mm (2-7/16") Feeder Track
- 8 pcs #20-120 315mm (12 3/8") Radius 45º Curve Track
- 1 pc #24-000 Rerailer
- 1 pc #24-843 Adapter Cord
- 6 pcs #24-815 Spare Unijoiners
Model Information: Unitrack is a range of sectional snap tracks with integrated ballasted roadbed. Turnouts are all fitted with electrical motors located under the roadbed and ready to be operated. Unitrack is the basis for the T-Track modular standard.
For a Unitrack reference chart, please click here.
Road Name History:
The code refers to the actual height of the rail. The followings heights are used for N-scale:
- Code 80 = 0.080" tall or about 13" N scale height - the mostly used for sectional tracks.
- Code 70 = 0.070" tall or about 11" N scale height
- Code 55 = 0.055" tall or about 9" N scale height - the mostly used by modelers wishing a realistic effect for their layout. Can be used with all modern rolling stock (low flange wheels).
- Code 40 = 0.040" tall or about 6" N scale height
The turnout number describes the length needed for the diverging track to be 1 foot apart from the straight one . So the lower the number, the sharper the curve, and the higher the number, the more gradual curve on the diverging track.
- In a #4 turnout, the rails are 1 foot apart at a distance 4 feet beyond the frog
- In a #6 turnout, the rails are 1 foot apart at a distance 6 feet beyond the frog
- In a #8 turnout, the rails are 1 foot apart at a distance 8 feet beyond the frog
Note that European brands such as Minitrix or Fleischmann use a different notation for turnouts and refer to the radius of the curvature of the diverging track.
The design and distribution of models for the North American market are handled by their U.S. subsidiary, Kato USA, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The design and distribution of models for the European market are handled by their partner, Lemke, located in Germany
The Kato (pronounced kah-toe) model railroad companies were founded by Yuji Kato, father of current president Hiroshi Kato, of the parent company Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
Item created by: Powderman on 2017-12-22 15:32:41
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