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Unitram Survey

Indicate your Kato Unitram and Portram  

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  1. 1. Indicate your Kato Unitram and Portram

    • I already have a Unitram set
      6
    • I plan to but one in the future
      3
    • I will wait to see if more components are added
      6
    • I will never buy it
      0
    • I have bought the Portram only
      2
    • I will buy the Tomix tram track instead
      6


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I'm interested to gauge the preference of people to the Kato Unitram. 

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Kabutoni

I already have a shipload of Tomix track, so the most likely choice would be to by Tomix tram track for me (which I probably will). A change to the more IMHO more difficult Kato geometry would be an illogical choice.

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bill937ca

I'll wait for the Tomix tram track.  I've already prepared a track plan.

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jappomania

First I bought Tomix version but don't like me, to much fast and you see the engine thru the windows (sold immediatelly)

Second I bought Kato version, much expensive but is wonderfull (slow and better molded), I hope Kato in the future release all the other livery

I bought Portram track set but only to see an example of tram track, I think I re-sell them because I don't like to much geometric track plan (curve at 45 or 90 degree), so I ordered some track profile from

http://www.finescale-und-mehr.de/Trambahngleis.html

It's a hard work but the final result....

 

ciao

Massimo

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Guest ___

Until, I move (if I move) over to stage 2 of my layout building, I may go over to it. I'm not a big fan of how blockly, chunkly the Kato plates look, nor am I sure of how I can integrate this in to my existing design.

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KenS

I voted "wait to see what's added", but I could as easily have voted "will buy Tomix track instead":  I have some Tomix track for my Modemo tram, and if I were expanding the tram line today I'd buy more.

 

But I'm interested in the Unitram track, although I think it's too limiting today, and I may buy the track (but not either the Tomix or Kato Portams) to play around with (vague ideas of a small table-top tram layout dancing in my head), or I may wait for some switches before I do that.

 

But I'll note that I'm more intrested in the Unitram track than the Unitram trams.

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keiman

voted have the Tomix Tram, also have the tram track additions to the Tomix track and when Keitown goes on the base board may use some of it.

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rankodd

My first tram setup has Tomix Portrams and "Mule"s, using 177/140 radius Finetrack and 3076 tram rail accessory kits

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IST

I already have the Unitram set plus I bought another Kato Portram. I saw the Tomix version, but I didn't like it after I saw the Kato one. And of course I am waiting for new components to expand the basic set.

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westfalen

My brother has a Tomix Portram and it's no comparison to the Kato version and IMHO the Kato track is better than Tomix even if they don't have as big a range yet.

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Martijn Meerts

My brother has a Tomix Portram and it's no comparison to the Kato version

 

I'd hope so considering the price difference between the 2 =)

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nik_n_dad

We'll buy either one once we see how (if) it can (easily) convert to FCC

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Hobby Dreamer

Have the full set and both some extra Kato and Tomytec trams

 

But

 

Dying to what future track will come before planning and building!

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dat7719

I have the Unitram set from Kato, I am planning on using the set on an NTRAK module set  2x 4 feet and two modules with an urban scene for the portatrams with a maintenance garage, Kato Engine house connected with Unitrak.  I will have access to the blue line on the NTRAK and it will double as an industry siding as in done in many major cities.

 

Dale A. Tripp

www.daletripp.com

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