I'll echo the sentiments expressed by Spankybird, and to a lesser degree by Jim H.
I've advised a number of people to either ditch the FasTrack or save it for the holiday layout, and several have taken my advice and thanked me. FasTrack "might" be the wave of the future, but it is expensive when compare to 027, and far more limiting in layout designs in a small space. See my piece on the CoilCouplers site:
027 Track is available in larger curves, is easily made to look more realistic and (aside from immediate floor set up), is as easy to work with as FasTrack when building a layout. I can't imagine how any ease or time is saved with FasTrack if you take Clyde's suggestion for quieting FasTrack.... see his piece on the Hi-Rail news page of the Coil Couplers site.
I've heard rumor that Lionel may be introducing some tighter radius curves (let's hope so - it should have been done in the first place!!) in FasTrack, which may solve your problems Pumabmx - we'll have to wait for the next Lionel catalog issue to see.