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1. I bought some Atlas code 80 N 11" curved track and did not know about 19" track. Kato passenger cars can handle the curves, but the cars hang over/off the track and look wrong. Can I keep the 11" curve track and add pieces of 1/2 length straight track between the pieces of the curve track to improve the turns or do I have to waste the 11" and buy some 19"? There is a little room to widen the layout.
2. I bought a Kato Bilevel N #156-0946 express car. I know it is 2 levels, but the windows are twice the size and LOOKS a lot more like HO than N. Will have to park it on a siding instead of on a moving train.


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