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Grey Track
#1
Hi guys,
I thought I'd just make a thread that can document all the sets that come with grey track, just so if people want to make their layouts out of grey track instead of blue track (like myself) they can.

First one is the R-26 and R-27 viaduct rail packs (curve and straight)
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10064883
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10064882

The second one is the Overpass Way Shinkansen Rail Set which comes with 3 straight rail, 1 stop rail, 4 curved rail and 8 double radius curves.
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10651733

You can also purchase J-24 Rail Yard which comes with 2 straight rail pieces
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10089425

There is also a Tomica World sets that come with grey rail. The First one is the IRC Train Set which includes 7 straight rail, 14 curve rail, 4 Slope A rails, 1 straight slope rail and 2 switch rails
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOMY-Tomica-Wor...SwqK9ezH7b

There are definitely more sets, Particularly Plarail sets but these are the only ones I know of. If anyone could include more that would be greatly appreciated.
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#2
Excellent idea for a Thread Thara Smile
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Adding pictures for post #1
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(note, however, variation between different versions of Tomica World 7436...)
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#4
Oh I'd love to get some of those grey tracks for our shinkansen trains!
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#5
There are many sets that have the light gray elevated rails. here are a couple to name a few. The real trick is to find the sets that have regular light gray rails.

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#6
Disney Dream Railway Electrical Bridge Set, July 2015, grey curve ramps A & B:
 
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Yard Rail Set, April 2014:

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J-06, Shunting Yard, February 2014:

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(08-12-2020, 12:24 AM)Super Wrote: The real trick is to find the sets that have regular light gray rails

The Real trick is finding those elevated or 'normal' grey tracks in the UK Big Grin
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Rail Yard and Rail Set, July 2011:

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Snow removal action! DD14 + DE10 Snowblower Diesel Locomotive Set, November 2009:

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Tsukuba Express Elevated Rail Set, March 2006, two 'Y' points:

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Sound And Steam D51 Set, September 2005, woo! woo!:

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#9
DD14 set is white rails, not grey.

I have this set: Manufactured for 1 year in 1983 during the Winter Era. If you want a layout building challenge, this set will corrupt your layout if you want to continue your line onto these elevated rails. Requires too much space and the big outer curves with both female ends and piers with only male connectors will definitely put you into a heap of trouble.

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Don't forget the big turntable set, and very popular sets 10 or 20 years ago.

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Talk about Rotary Stations, they are grey. But I bet you haven't seen this before:

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Pump some ego into setting up your own Plafest event, this set will make people cry or confused. Short-lived rare set that almost never appeared in the catalogues.

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If you want to go back in time to 2006 Plarail Expo: you can buy grey slope rails.

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If you want to join my crying party, be my guest. I'll be your next competitor in the future auction.

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There are way too many sets having grey rails. It's not hard to think but it is just tedious. Just go to a second hand shop, can find plenty.

Also why I can't find that Plarail Expo grey slope rails that are distributed for free in sealed single packages with grey piers? I lost that image.
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#10
Great Thread

Its important to note the the J-06 Shunting Yard and the Sound and Steam D51 Set are Dark Gray tracks not the light gray like the elevated rails. I learned the hard way on both of these sets. Because the photos for these sets make the tracks look light gray they are not. I had ordered 4 of the J-06's when they first released and was disappointed when they arrived. I had 3 used sets of the Sound and Steam D51 bought off of the Japan Auctions and again disappointed when they arrived.

@Vio
Thanks for the info on the light gray sloped rails being at the 2006 Plarail Expo, I had forgotten about that. Smile


I think we can agree that there are lots of sets with the light gray elevated rails and some sets have a few of the regular gray rails included, is it safe to say that the recently released (March 2020) Overpass Way Shinkansen Rail Set is the only set that has all regular gray rails? As a real bonus (thanks Thara) this set has both regular gray curves and outside (long radius) gray curves.

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#11
Its interesting that they sold those grey slope rails at the Expo, that would be an easy way to get those
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#12
On the topic of the grey track, I would like to know the set that features double curve viaduct track.   So far I don't have any luck in identifying the model number.
My Trackmaster/Tomy/Plarail Photo Gallery Page (over 600+ photos and still under construction)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/183311600@N03/
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#13
yeah thats one of the last pieces I'm still trying to find what set they came in too. On yahoo, when they come up for sale they are always very expensive. Like this one here
https://www.jauce.com/auction/v696278438

I also think that the D-51 First Try Set has grey track, but it looks like that it is the darker grey and not the light grey unfortunately.
[Image: s-l1600.jpg]It also comes with one of those 1 into 2 rails pieces in grey, which I haven't seen before. Hopefully there are more sets in the light grey colour that has this piece
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#14
Vio had confirmed that the D-51 First Try Sets track are dark gray but since they don't make a switch like this in light gray (that I know of)  I think it would look better on a Layout with all light gray than using a blue one.

The other Tomica World set that I think Thara missed in the original Post may have been the very Rare Blue EMD F-unit which has a Loop of regular gray rails. Best of luck trying to find one Smile

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#15
Would anyone happen to have or take a photo of the colour difference between the light and dark grey track?
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