381mm/414mm Radius 22.5º (15" - 16 3/8") CT Double Track Easement Curve Track Right and Left
Kato Unitrack Concrete Tie Double Track "Superelevated Easement Curve"
Featuring revolutionary Superelevated (Banked) Curves:
The next stage in realistic snap track - "Superelevation" is the term used to describe track in which one rail is higher than the other; much like a banked curve on a freeway offramp or a high speed corner in NASCAR. These banked curves are specially designed to reduce wheel wear and increase both comfort and safety in all manner of trains, fast or slow, passenger and freight. These superelevated curves are a standard installation in modern railroads, and before now they were complicated and finicky to replicate at model railroad scale level, but no longer! Kato UNITRACK makes it simple with modular easement and superelevated curves, available with modern pre-cast concrete ties (which not only modernize the look of your rails, but help differentiate the pieces at a glance from non-banked track pieces).
Please note that all of these Concrete Tie Double Track pieces are 100% compatible with our regular double and single track Unitrack pieces and bridges and can be added into your existing Unitrack layouts!
How it Works.................
The new Kato Unitrack Concrete Tie Double track is completely compatible with all previous Unitrack offerings. The new Double Track curved pieces feature "Superelevated Curves" which means that they are tilted to create a realistic banked shape. This does mean that "Easement Curves" are required to connect the superelevated curves to regular flat track (either double track or standard kato Unitrack).
This track fits our Helix Elevation kits #2008 & #2015
#2008 kit takes 10 packs of the #20-181 track and 1 pack of the #20-182 easement curves
#2015 kit takes 26 packs of the #20-181 track and 1 pack of the #20-182 easement curves