Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

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Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

Postby Kerluk » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:55 am

Hello,
Peco SL-500 and SL-100 are all "code 100" but is it exactly the same rail ? Can I connect them without any issue ?
Can I also combine Fleischmann 6020 curves with Peco SL-100 track ?
Many thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:59 pm

The sleeper heights are slightly different between the SL-500 O-16.5 track and the SL-100 Standard Gauge track, the SL-500 being slightly thicker, so you'll have to pack up the SL-100 at the joint. I've mixed the different Peco code 100 tracks with no problems.

'Code 100' means the height of the rail is 100 thousandths of an inch (so 0.10"). The only issues with different makes of code 100 track might be in the size of the 'foot' at the base of the rail, but I've found you can usually tweak Peco rail joiners to fit.
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Re: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

Postby Kerluk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:13 am

Many thanks for your reply. It's very helpful.
But I still have another question: Can I use Fleischmann 6020 curves with Peco SL-100 track ?

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Re: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:42 pm

As long as the 6020's are code 100, then certainly. Even if the rail heights are different then you can still use them together, but you'd have to get the top of the rails at the same height as each other. You might then be able to tweak some Peco rail joiners to join them together, but what I used to do when joining code 70 BH to code 100 FB was just to solder a short piece of brass wire across the joint.
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Re: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

Postby Kerluk » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Thanks. I bought one length of Peco SL-500 just for a try with a Peco ST-221 (fortunately I already have one).


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