Rokuhan TrackVery new to the hobby, has an impressive line of track that is snap together track/roadbed combination. The following are some observations I had to learn the hard way, or information that was missing or incorrect on the web.Rokuhan rerailerThey make a small rerailer. As compared to the MT rerailer, it has a lower height, which means a less abrupt angle to the track. This helps allow locos like MT locos with snowplows to be rerailed.It's also less expensive.Unfortunately, it fits very poorly to the track, when the locos and cars load. The business end between the rails is too narrow, and does not center itself between the rails. The result is it does not always work. I cannot see why it had to be made this way, since the distance between the rails is a standard.The result is you must take care to center the "business end" between the rails or it won't work. It's just plain silly. I only keep mine to show people how a simple product can still be designed wrong.Turnout controlRokuhan makes electrically powered turnouts, but they don't make it easy to understand how they work or what voltage or anything about them. The manual that comes with it, besides being in the typical Rokuhan microscopic text size, says nothing.Even worse, some experts and even some dealers have the wrong information.Answer: These are momentary only switches that operate on 6 volts DC and you reverse the polarity to change the direction. Did I say MOMENTARY? The "motor" is very small and you can overheat it easily. Don't "play" with them continuously. At 6 volts, the steady state current is 0.3 amp, it goes up to 0.5 amp at 10 volts, which some people recommend. Don't do it. Use 6 volts and use short pulses and don't operate a lot without allowing to cool. Rokuhan test figure 8 track:I wanted to make a good test track for breaking in locos.One thing I noticed is that most people use a loop. Watching a lot of locos at my friend's loop, I noticed many locos had problems on the curves not the straights, and sometimes it was a wire not making contact, torque that pulled on pickups/wipers, etc.I also noticed that some locos ran fine on a right hand turn but if I turned the loco around on the same loop and it ran poorly.Lastly, I thought, some of the break-in period on a loco is "scuffing" the surface of the wheels.So, it dawned on me that the best "equalizer" was a figure 8 layout, not a simple loop. This would excercise left and right and equalize the wear.I decided to try to use Rokuhan to make it simple and they announced a 90° crossing.I also decided to use the largest (except for the 490mm radius) curve so the test track would work for Big Boys.Parts list:1 pack - R025 - 90 degree crossing3 packs - R015 - 270mm radius, 30 degree. (packs of 6 pieces). Each pack of 6 is 180, so a pack and a half is 270 degrees, need that for each "loop"1 pack - R009 - 220 mm straight pack of 41 pack - R008 - 55mm straight pack of 4Now I'm still short and figuring out how to make up the remaining straights without cutting.Hey! There was a little sheet of paper in the 90 degree crossing box! There is a list of what straights are needed to make a figure 8 track for a bunch of radii. I'll list them here so as to save others time:R270 - 220mm and 55 mm R245 - 220mm and 25mm R220 - 220mm R195 - 110mm and 55mm and 25mm R170 - 110mm and 55mm R145 - 110mm and 25mm R120 - 110mm R95 - 55mm and 25mm R70 - 55mmThanks Rokuhan!Below is a picture of the completed test/breakin track. Track parts listR001 - 110mm straight - pack of 4 - brown wood ties, with power slotR002 - 195mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR003 - 170mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR004 - 220mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR005 - 145mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR006 - remote control switch left - discontinuedR007 - remote control switch right - discontinuedR008 - 55mm straight - brown wood ties - discontinued did not have power slotR009 - 220mm straight - pack of 4 - brown wood ties, with power slotR010 - 95mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR011 - 120mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR012 - 490mm radius, 13° - pack of 2 - brown wood tiesR013 - bumper - pack of 2 - brown wood ties, looks ok for america if you take off the upright targetR014 - 245mm radius, 30° - pack of 6 - brown wood tiesR015 - 270mm radius, 30° - pack of 6 - brown wood tiesR016 - 330mm flex - pack of 1 - brown wood tiesR017R018 - 70mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR019 - 127mm radius, 26° - pack of 2 - brown wood ties... wonder if it is a parallel adapterR020 - 13deg crossing with 2 53.6mm pieces - brown wood tiesR021 - briefcase track setR022 - 55mm remote turnout - left - with 55mm trimmed trace - brown wood ties - ### what is the degree of divergenceR023 - 55 mm remote turnout - right - with 55mm trimmed trace - brown wood tiesR024 - 55mm straight - pack of 2 - brown wood ties, with power slotR025 - 90° crossing - 25mm long on each side - pack of 1 - brown wood tiesR026 - left curved turnout r220 / r195 with r195 30 degree trimmed trackR027 - right curved turnout r220 / r195 with r195 30 degree trimmed trackR028 - oval track set - brown wood ties - 8 pieces 195mm 45 degree, 4 pieces 100mm straightR029 - european or japanese bumper - pack of 2 - brown wood tiesR030 - 25mm straight - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR031 - adjustable straight track - pack of 1 - brown wood ties - 100-120mmR032 - 195mm radius 30° - pack of 6 - brown wood tiesR033 - 220 mm radius, 30 - pack of 6 - brown wood ties seems currentR034 - 220 mm radius 30° - brown wood ties #### see r033??R035R036R037 - 55 mm straight magnetic uncoupler track - brown wood ties, MT uncouplerR038R039 - left hand 110mm turnout with 110mm trimmed straight - brown wood ties - replaces r006 13 degreeR040 - right hand 110mm turnout with 110mm trimmed straight - brown wood ties - replaces r007 13 degreeR041 - 220mm bridge - greenR042 - 22mm bridge - redR043 - 220mm bridge - double track - greenR044 - 220mm bridge - double track - beigeR045 - 110mm straight - no roadbed - pack of 2 - for bridges - brown wood tiesR046 - 45mm radius, 45° - pack of 4 - brown wood tiesR047 - siding set - 2 switches, 2 notched 110mm straight and 2 490mm parallel adapter tracksR048R049 - 110mm straight - pack of 4 -concrete tiesR050 - 220mm straight - pack of 4 - concrete tiesR051 - 195mm radius 30° - pack of 6 - concrete tiesR052 - 220mm radius 30° - pack of 6 - concrete tiesR053 - 245mm radius, 30° - pack of 6 - concrete tiesR054 - 270mm radius, 30° - pack of 6 - concrete tiesR055 - left hand 110mm turnout with 110mm straight cut track - concrete ties - 13 degreesR056 - right hand 110mm turnout with 110mm straight cut track - concrete ties - 13 degreesR057 - left hand 220/195mm curved turnout with 195mm trimmed - concrete tiesR058 - right hand 220/195mm curved turnout 195mm trimmed- concrete tiesR059 -490mm radius, 13° - pack of 2 - concrete tiesR060 - 220mm double track bridge - brownR061 - 220 mm bridge - brownR062 - rail set double ovalR063R064 - 195mm radius, 30° - pack of 6 - wood - superelevatedR065 - 220mm radius, 30° - pack of 6 - wood- superelevatedR066 - 195mm radius,30° - pack of 6 - concrete- superelevatedR067 - 220mm radius 30° - pack of 6 - concrete- superelevatedR070 - 110mm deck girder bridge includes 110mm track w/o roadbed - don't know color yet red, green, blackR071 - 110mm deck girder bridge includes 110mm track w/o roadbed- don't know color yet - release in May 2014R072 - 110mm deck girder bridge includes 110mm track w/o roadbed- don't know color yets030 - briefcase layout a - preformed base with hill, graded track base and tunnel that allows for the over-under designs031 - briefcase layout b - flat base that allows freestyle track planA008 - narrow feeder cable (narrow meaning you can use one on double track spacing?A013 - 2 insulating joiners, one of them insulates both rails.