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Old 19-02-2018, 07:01 PM   #11
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So are you saying Bachmann make HO British outline in the USA FB?
No I'm not. Bachmann Branchline now called Bachmann Europe is the UK OO scale/outline side of Bachmann.
While it may be sold in the USA its not a North America HO scale system.
Bachmann is the North American HO outline.
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Old 19-02-2018, 07:06 PM   #12
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Thank you. I did say Bachmann British outline was OO. I know Bachmann make HO USA trains. Chops mentioned Bachmann British outline HO that is why I queried it.
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Old 19-02-2018, 07:11 PM   #13
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As far as I'm aware, Bachmann do H0 models that are for the USA market and 00 models that are for the UK market. The 00 gauge models are based on UK prototypes and the H0 models are based on the USA market.
Bachmann Thomas range is interesting. Hornby have the UK licence for the Thomas range in the UK and Bachmann have the Thomas range in the USA. Hornby makes them in 00 and Bachmann in H0. Bachmann also do the narrow gauge versions of the Tal-Y-Llyn (And ex. Corris) locos that are in the Thomas The Tank Engine books. However, due to Hornby having the UK licence for the Thomas range in UK, Bachmann's Thomas range is not allowed to be sold in Britain.
I believe G scale is allowed as it there are no confliction of interests.

I have seen a Bachmann narrow gauge model from the Thomas range that had been purchased by a modeller. It was a nice running locomotive.

I totally agree with the prototype taking a pounding and why they are avoided in the UK. These days on mainlines in the UK there aren't many diamond crossings at all apart from slow speed ones near stations. All others tend to be switched diamonds which I've not seen made in manufactured form.

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I know Bachmann USA make HO models but they are not British outline except for the Thomas range. Chops said Bachmann British outline HO. I said Bachmann British outine is OO. Anyway lets call it a day.
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Old 22-02-2018, 01:28 AM   #15
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My error, Bachmann does do Branchline, which by comparison to my Wrenn and Hornby OO stuff seemed to have less bulky appearance, and I made the error of referring to Branchline as HO. From their advertisement, it would seem clearly OO, 4 mm to the foot.

Bachmann, USA, is most certainly HO 3.5 mm to the foot.

As everything, made in China.
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Hello folks,
Sorry for the delay. The real world has needed me for a while.
Thank you very much for all of your replies. They are very helpful.
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I drawn a track plan with Hornby track sections and one Atlas 90 crossing. It works !
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File Type: jpg HUIT ATLAS 01.jpg (62.3 KB, 4 views)
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Do I need rail joiners ? I don't see them on the photo of the crossing.
Do Peco rail joiners fit on this crossing ?
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I've wedged rail joiners from different American and European manufacturers together.
I have mated both American Atlas rail joiners unto Hornby and Peco track. A little force
may be required, but it goes.

Looking at your track plan, I believe that the 90 degree effect may have some wagons and some locomotives jumping a little, that it should otherwise function well enough. Let us know!
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How does it work?

Last night I pulled up two years of track and relaid it all within the hour. I used a lot of
code 100 Atlas straight track, out of necessity, and determined from a video clip of my
trains close up, that there was a strong tendency to "hop" as the bogies transferred
from Code 100 Hornby to Atlas. One strip of old flex, using staples to hold rail to
fiber tie, actually caused a rumbling as flanges of some older Hornby pieces rolled
over it.

Once it is all settled, the hope is to replace all Atlas pieces with the sturdier Hornby track.
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