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Tru Scale track and roadbed

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Tru Scale track and roadbed
Posted by JimmerB on Friday, September 14, 2012 2:30 PM

Hi,

I have some Tru Scale S gauge flex track and roadbed, both straight and 24" radius curves.  Do you know if there is any market for this material?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

Jim
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Posted by jrbernier on Friday, September 14, 2012 2:40 PM

Jim,

  If youi are looking to sell  it - Why try eBay? 

 If you are looking for more of this product,  BK Enterprises has a web page with the product, but I am not sure it is even available.  BK is part of Trout Creek Engineering.   Here is the web link:

http://www.troutcreekeng.com/index.html

Jim

 

 

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Posted by JimmerB on Friday, September 14, 2012 3:18 PM

Jim, thanks for your reply.  I've been on Trout Creek's website and they appear to carry only wooden roadbed.  I never see Tru Scale S Gauge on Ebay.  Any idea what value the flex track may have?

Jim Bach

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Posted by jrbernier on Friday, September 14, 2012 4:54 PM

No Idea, I had some HO scale Tru-Scale 'Ready Track' an number of years ago(before eBay).  I took it to a couple of model train show and tried to sell it - I kept taking it home.  I finally stripped the brass rail off of it and used it for kindling in the fireplace!

  I remember in the 60's seeing a lot of it in LHS, and even saw a couple of layouts built with it.  By the 70's it was 'old hat' and most folks were using cork/flex track.  The 'plain' roadbed was great for hand laid, but Homasote sort of took over as the preferred material for those who hand lay their track.

Jim

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Friday, September 14, 2012 5:02 PM

I ended up sanding the "ties" off my HO scale true-scale track and used it for shims and stuff.  No, I do not think there is any market for it.

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Posted by rrebell on Friday, September 14, 2012 8:56 PM

It sells on e-bay and I guess some like it but talked once to the original owner and even he thinks it is (forgot his exact words but the essence was bordering on junk). Personally I thought it was real good for when it came out.

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Posted by farrellaa on Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:33 PM

I had several boxes of the HO version and used the straight ones for my display cases; works great and if the case is 24" long inside, you don't even have to cut them. I had a lot of curved roadbed with and without ties and they all sold very fast on Ebay; about a year ago. Still have some straight roadbed which I plan to use on another display case. Just give Ebay a try, you never know who wants it!

     -Bob

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Posted by BRAKIE on Sunday, September 16, 2012 4:36 AM

jrbernier

The 'plain' roadbed was great for hand laid, but Homasote sort of took over as the preferred material for those who hand lay their track.

Jim 

The Tru Scale roadbed started falling from favor in the early 60s..Homasote was becoming the preferred material for roadbed except for the old die hards that cling to the "old school" Tru Scale roadbed.

Larry

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Posted by loco Casey on Sunday, September 15, 2013 7:48 AM

Jim, I am interested in your S scale Tru=Scale Roadbed. Please detail what you have and how much you want for it. all the best, John

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Sunday, September 15, 2013 8:07 AM

loco Casey
Jim, I am interested in your S scale Tru=Scale Roadbed. Please detail what you have and how much you want for it. all the best, John

Please do that by PM or email.

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Posted by zstripe on Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:36 AM

In my experience,in the 50's when it came out,,one of the prime reason's,it fell out of favor,,was the sheer cost of it,compared to anything else at the time..Smile

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Posted by zstripe on Sunday, September 15, 2013 3:38 PM

LOCO CASEY,

I doubt if the OP, (Original Poster ),has that track anymore,,it has been a year ago..I fell into the same thing,,by answering...Laugh Laugh

Cheers,

Frank

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