The layout I inherited from my grandfather was done with Kato Unitrack. I knew I would eventually convert it to something more realistic. I’ve liked working with Atlas brand track, and its easy to get a hold of, so it was my natural first choice. That and I had a box of Atlas flex-track and cord roadbed in storage.
I could not convert the entire layout in one fell swoop, buying all the switches would exceed by budget. I would need to do it in sections. I planned on converting the loop first, followed by the various sidings. In order to accomplish this, I created two sections of conversion track. They would be placed at the beginning of the conversion and one would “move” with the end of the converted track as I converted different sections.
|Custom built transition track|
I built two pieces, each a different length. I have one that is a combined 3″ long and a second one that is a combined 9″ long.
I’ll upload another picture in the future, when the pieces are not in use. =p