Outdoor O scale?

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Outdoor O scale?
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:23 PM

I know the trains are not built for 4 seasons but what can you do to the track to make it 4 season? I assume brass Gargraves Track hand built and a enginehouse to keep trains out of the weather.

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Posted by Greg Elmassian on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:01 PM
There was a gentleman running O outdoors and it worked well, just remember good trackwork and drainage. I would not go brass outside. For track power I'd go stainless, for battery power I'd go aluminum. I don't think the Gargraves is weatherproof, but get it from the manufacturer. Greg

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Posted by emdmike on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:07 PM

Atlas track has UV proof ties and nickle silver rails that will work outdoors.  Gargraves with stainless rails and wood ties will work, but will need yearly waterproofing of the wood ties to preserve them.  O scale outdoors has been done for years.  CJ Freezer has a garden railways book that covers doing O scale outdoors, as well as other scales very well.   Mike

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Posted by 2 Rail O Scale In The Great Outdoors on Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:10 PM

I am new here, but I am building a 2 Rail O  Scale Layout Outdoors, I have started a new blog about how I am doing it.  I am new at blogging and still learning, here is my link https://oscaleoutdoors.blogspot.com/

Robert From Kansas https://oscaleoutdoors.blogspot.com/


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