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I see that the EM Society are having some track made for them by Peco:

http://www.emgs.org/society-announces-ready-to-lay-em-gauge-track/

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Thanks Richard.

That's great news for the growing hobby interest in proper track. A standard ready-to-use B-6 turnout can get everyone off to a flying start, rather than the Peco geometry in 00.

cheers,

Martin.

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I saw this on their Facebook page this morning. This really is excellent news as EM gauge is a very practical step toward better accuracy, and it’s always building track that puts people off. Hopefully this will also reverse the decline in membership numbers, but also maybe encourage manufacturers to consider how their products can be more readily converted to EM gauge.
Paul

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Interesting. Wonder if it will be compatible with existing EM track components from other manufacturers.

Nigel

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EM gauge made by Peco, now that is good news :) Wonder if the EMGS specified 2,3 or 4 bolt chairs ?

How do we persuade Bachmann, Hornby, Heljan and Dapol to offer the option of EM wheels ? Probably as likely as a supermarket giving us healthy ready meals.....

Rob


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So long as the locos are readily convertable think that's the best one can hope for. Ultrascale seem to have no problem with producing conversions for various manufacturers. Although, thinking about it, maybe a ready to run job would have attractions.

I believe Airfix and Mainline did originally consider EM. Need to run on trainset curves probably put paid to it.



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Rob Manchester wrote: EM gauge made by Peco, now that is good news :) Wonder if the EMGS specified 2,3 or 4 bolt chairs ?

How do we persuade Bachmann, Hornby, Heljan and Dapol to offer the option of EM wheels ? Probably as likely as a supermarket giving us healthy ready meals.....

Rob

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Many do and the ranges are growing, however as they all cannot agree on a wheel standard I doubt if it will come, unless someone commissions a new chassis.

Hark back to the days when the whitemetal kits ran of Jinty chassis !!

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How about a 3D print using Markit wheels!!

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