Note from a customer:
To: Paul Lator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 25, 2007 7:14 AM
I selected N scale Peco code 55
track and switches on your
recommendation about a year ago. I now have one of
the lines operational on my newest layout and I wanted to
let you know how pleased I am. The track allows very
smooth slow operation, the best I have seen, and none of the
wheels on my rolling stock have had to be changed. I have
not even added a track bus and feeder wires to the far side of
the layout yet. By mounting the switches on an inch of
foam sub-roadbed, the switch machines can be mounted above the
hollow core door that holds the layout. This makes it
simple, portable and light, with only some wiring taped to
the bottom of the door.
Thanks for the
Why should you use Peco Track?
|What is the most important
item on your railroad? THE TRACK! If your track system is not reliable and
durable your railroad will not operate properly. How many times has your
track failed you, you keep hitting the table to get your locomotives to
run or you get constant derailments at switches due to poor switch design.
Or lets say you need a curve switch and the company you buy switches from
in the past does not make one, well Peco Track Systems can solve many of
these problems for you.
|Peco produces have a very large variety of switch
types and rail sizes. The track systems are durable and will give
you many years of service. Peco switches are known for their positive motion that keeps the point
rails (the rails that move) tight against the main rails. This feature insures your
trains will not derail or pick the switch. The switch points are spring loaded, so
when you move the switch to either the siding or the main line the spring will hold the
rails securely in place. We have tried many other brands of track systems on our
layouts and have been extremely satisfied with the quality, durability and variety
of switches and track available from Peco.
|Peco track is engineered to British Railroad
standards. You will notice a very slight difference in the tie spacing from American tie
spacing. Once you have laid the track and put the ballast in place the difference is
|What does Electrofrog mean?
|The designation Electrofrog
means the frog is made of metal and conducts electricity. The polarity of the frog is
determined by the direction the point rail is set, either to the mainline or the
siding. This type of switch is also known as power routing.
the diagram above for the location of the frog and point rails.
|What does Insulfrog mean?
|The designation Insulfrog means
the frog is made of plastic and does NOT conduct electricity. This
switch is DCC Frendly! The polarity of the frog
rails are not effected by the direction of the point rail. This type of switch is also known
as Non-Power Routing. See the diagram above for the location of the frog and point
|What does Code mean?
|This is the height of the rail above the
cross tie. The Code is measured in 1/1000 of an inch above the cross tie. The larger the
number the taller the rail is. (i.e. Code 55 rail = .0.055 inches)
|How to wire the Peco
SLE-383F Scissor Switch (X-Over)
|How to wire the Peco SLE-390F
Double Slip Switch