Track Change-up

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Track Change-up
Posted by Jim Hornaday on Monday, April 09, 2018 7:40 AM

So I made the switch from Menard's Tubular to Atlas Track and boy, does it look good!! So glad I made the change. I do need to get some cork roadbed, but its well worth it. Anyone contemplating change to Atlas, I whole-heartedly recommend it!!

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, April 09, 2018 11:14 AM

Yes years ago before Atlas and MTH and only tinplate track was all their was that was a major disadvantage to Lionel and Marx. Gargraves was avalable but seemed intimadating to me back then. Now I use Gargraves.

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Posted by lion88roar on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:54 PM

I have all Atlas right now, and I regret going that route. Their switches leave a lot to be desired. When I build my next layout it will be a combination of Atlas and FasTrack.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:45 PM

A question.

Is Atlas the track that does not work for PW Lionel magnatraction?? 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:58 PM

The track that was said not to work with magnatraction was the Gargraves stainless. Gargraves also has regular track that ( tinplate ) that does work fine. 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:06 PM

Thanks Bill!

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