Standard OO/HO track uses a rail code of 100, that's 100 thousands of an inch, 0.1in or 2.5mm. In scale terms this is much larger than the rail typically used, excepting where exceptionally heavy loads are carried. To provide a finer, closer to scale appearance for the track Peco now offer two smaller profile rails as part of the Streamline range.
Code 75 (0.075in rail height) is available with the same pointwork and track geometry as is used for the code 100 range, many of the points being directly interchangeable, excpeting for the difference in rail height. To accomodate the differing height special stepped joiners can be used to connect new finescale track to existing code 100 rail.
Code 83 track has been produced to replicate the designs of the American rail industry, featuring the close-spaced sleepers used in the US to allow for higher axle loadings. The points follow prototype geometry and are not directly interchangeable with the code 75 and code 100 ranges.
All currently produced OO gauge models have wheels that are compatible with code 83 and code 75 rail, however the deep flanged wheels of some older models, particularly from the Lima range, may strike the sleepers.
Web Stock - Peco maintain large stocks of track so we are confident that we can obtain stock within a few days and supply your full requirements quickly.
Full-size templates for Peco points are now available from Pecos' website. (click here)