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Is is possible to ballast EZ Track?

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Is is possible to ballast EZ Track?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:25 PM
I am new and was wondering if it was possible to ballast Bachman EZ Track. I want my first layour to look good.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 9:12 PM
Yes you can, if you look in MRR's Model Railroad Planning 2002 display untill may 31, issue, on page 29 bachmann has an add showing Ballasted EZ track.
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Posted by dknelson on Thursday, April 18, 2002 8:35 AM
Look more closely at that ad and you'll see the track is laid on carpeting! A typically beautiful Ken Patterson photo
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 18, 2002 6:40 PM
Yes I did note that a section of track is on carpet, thats the idea behind the ad, that you can use EZ Track on the deep pile of your living room carpet or ballasted on a prototype layout. And when it's done correctly it looks good. I use EZ track when I set up my ceramic Christmas village under the tree on a 56" x 80 " panel door layout and it works great. as for my prototype layout I use all Atlas flex track so I can make the radius and easements that I want and I am not confined to what a manufacturer offers. I have had good results with ez track my Christmas trains run 8 to 12 hours a day with no electrical or derailment problems.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 19, 2002 7:46 PM
For a good book on using E-Z track with ballast, see:

"The HO Model Railroading Handbook", 3rd ed

by Robert Schleicher

Krause Publications, 1998.

My library had it - now I do (thanks to Amazon)

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 22, 2002 6:11 AM
George: How about a brief 'thumbnail description' of the EZ track ballasting method, as many libraries won't have this book.This might help the originator of this thread to decide whether to try it.
regards/Mike

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