Atlas makes HO Scale track in a variety of flavors.  Here is some information that explains some of the differences:

  • Code 83 - Becoming more popular due to its more realistic appearance.  The railheads are slightly lower than Code 100.  This track comes with brown ties.
  • Code 100 - The old Atlas standard.  This track comes with black ties.
  • Atlas True Track - Code 83 track built into pre-formed roadbed.  This allows for quicker and simpler assembly of your layout.  The downside is that there aren't as many track sections available in True Track as there are in the other two varieties.

Some frequently asked questions:

Q - What does code mean?
A - Code refers to the height of the rail in thousandths of an inch.  This means that code 83 track has a slightly lower profile than code 100.

A - I've heard that a lot of rolling stock will not operate properly on Code 83.  Is this true?
Q - Not at all.  Just about everything made in the past 20+ years will work fine on this  track.  In fact most older stuff will, too.  The most likely incompatibilities involve some old imported items that had very deep wheel flanges.  I have some 40+ year old HO gear that works just fine with Code 83 track.

Q - Can Code 83 be mixed with Code 100?

A - Yes.  Some modelers use the Code 83 for secondary lines while they use Code 100 for their mainlines.  To connect the two types, you need to purchase transition rail joiners which help ensure the railheads are level.

 

Q - I want to use Atlas True Track to get started in model railroading, but will I be stuck with it later on?

A - No.   Atlas True Track is actually Code 83 track that fitted into plastic roadbed.  The track can be removed to use without the formed roadbed.

 

Q - I have some Life-Like (non-Power Loc) track laying around.  Is this compatible with Atlas track.

A - Yes, Life-Like track is Code 100 and can be used with Atlas Code 100 or Code 83 with transition joiners.

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Life-Like - Track Expander Figure-Eight -- Code 100 Nickel Silver - HO

Life-Like Track Expander Figure-Eight -- Code 100 Nickel Silver - HO
Item #: 433-3006
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Life-Like - Track Nails - 20 Gram Package

Life-Like Track Nails - 20 Gram Package
Item #: 433-1402
MSRP: $5.98
You Pay: $4.34
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Atlas - Code 100 - Snap-Track Starter Set - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Snap-Track Starter Set - HO
Item #: 150-88
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Atlas - Code 100 - Righthand Manual Snap-Switch - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Righthand Manual Snap-Switch - HO
Item #: 150-861
MSRP: $17.95
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Atlas - Code 100 - Lefthand Manual Snap-Switch - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Lefthand Manual Snap-Switch - HO
Item #: 150-860
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Atlas - Code 100 - Righthand Remote Snap-Switch - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Righthand Remote Snap-Switch - HO
Item #: 150-851
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Atlas - Code 100 - Lefthand Remote Snap-Switch - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Lefthand Remote Snap-Switch - HO
Item #: 150-850
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Atlas - Code 100 - Snap-Track Assortment - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Snap-Track Assortment - HO
Item #: 150-847
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Atlas - Code 100 - 18" Radius Terminal Snap-Track - HO

Atlas Code 100 -  18" Radius Terminal Snap-Track - HO
Item #: 150-845
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Atlas - Code 100 - Rerailer Nickel Silver (3) HO

Atlas Code 100 - Rerailer Nickel Silver (3) HO
Item #: 150-844
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Atlas - Code 100 - Bumper - HO (2)

Atlas Code 100 - Bumper - HO (2)
Item #: 150-843
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Atlas - Code 100 Nickel-Silver Terminal Joiners (1 pair) - HO

Atlas Code 100 Nickel-Silver Terminal Joiners (1 pair) - HO
Item #: 150-842
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Atlas - Code 100 - Straight Terminal Section - HO

Atlas Code 100 - Straight Terminal Section - HO
Item #: 150-840
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Atlas - Code 100 - 30 Degree Snap Crossing - HO

Atlas Code 100 - 30 Degree Snap Crossing - HO
Item #: 150-839
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Atlas - Code 100 Snap Track, Nickel-Silver Rail -- 24" Radius Curve pkg(6) - HO

Atlas Code 100 Snap Track, Nickel-Silver Rail -- 24" Radius Curve pkg(6) - HO
Item #: 150-837
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Atlas - Code 100 - 22" Radius Snap-Track (6) - HO

Atlas Code 100 - 22" Radius Snap-Track (6) - HO
Item #: 150-836
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Atlas - Code 100 Curved Snap-Track® Nickel-Silver Rail -- 1/3 Section, 18" Radius (Black Ties) pkg(4) - HO

Atlas Code 100 Curved Snap-Track® Nickel-Silver Rail -- 1/3 Section, 18" Radius (Black Ties) pkg(4
Item #: 150-835
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Atlas - Code 100 Curved Snap-Track® Nickel-Silver Rail -- 1/2 Section, 18" Radius (Black Ties) pkg(4) - HO

Atlas Code 100 Curved Snap-Track® Nickel-Silver Rail -- 1/2 Section, 18" Radius (Black Ties) pkg(4
Item #: 150-834
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Atlas - Code 100 - 18" Radius Snap-Track (6) - HO

Atlas Code 100 -  18" Radius Snap-Track (6) - HO
Item #: 150-833
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Atlas - Code 100 - 1/2 15" Radius Snap-Track - HO

Atlas Code 100 -  1/2 15" Radius Snap-Track - HO
Item #: 150-832
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Atlas - Code 100 - 15" Radius Snap-Track 6 pcs./pkg. - HO

Atlas Code 100 - 15" Radius Snap-Track 6 pcs./pkg. - HO
Item #: 150-831
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Atlas - Code 100 - 1 1/2" Straight Snap-Track 4 pcs./pkg. - HO

Atlas Code 100 -  1 1/2" Straight Snap-Track 4 pcs./pkg. - HO
Item #: 150-825
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Atlas - Code 100 - 3" Straight Snap-Track 4 pcs./pkg. - HO

Atlas Code 100 -  3" Straight Snap-Track 4 pcs./pkg. - HO
Item #: 150-823
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Atlas - Straight Snap-Track® Nickel-Silver Rail -- 6" 15.2cm (Black Ties) pkg(4) - HO - Code 100

Atlas Straight Snap-Track® Nickel-Silver Rail -- 6"  15.2cm (Black Ties) pkg(4) - HO - Code 100
Item #: 150-822
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