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guage O27 track outside
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:37 PM
Does anyone know of someone laying O 27 outside? What can be put on the track to stop the rusting?? I have heard of it years ago, but nothing recently. I am setting up my 1951 Lionel 2026 outside in the garden, using a tunnel to keep her out of the rain, however the tracks are still outside. Any help or advice would be greatly appreicated.
[?]I saw an note and a picture in the Large Scale Model Railroading, about the Late R.E. Tustin, who had his O scale line in Britain, outside, and would like to do so as well.
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guage O27 track outside
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:37 PM
Does anyone know of someone laying O 27 outside? What can be put on the track to stop the rusting?? I have heard of it years ago, but nothing recently. I am setting up my 1951 Lionel 2026 outside in the garden, using a tunnel to keep her out of the rain, however the tracks are still outside. Any help or advice would be greatly appreicated.
[?]I saw an note and a picture in the Large Scale Model Railroading, about the Late R.E. Tustin, who had his O scale line in Britain, outside, and would like to do so as well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 3:58 AM
I would paint the track a flat grey color. Then use brite boy to clean off the tops of the track. It would look better longer. I agree there has to be an easer way then this though! Hopefully someone has an better solution. Its just an thought!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 3:58 AM
I would paint the track a flat grey color. Then use brite boy to clean off the tops of the track. It would look better longer. I agree there has to be an easer way then this though! Hopefully someone has an better solution. Its just an thought!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 12:34 PM
Good idea, I was also going to try to coat the joins with Vasaline, after they were joined hoping to stop some of the water. Any others?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 12:34 PM
Good idea, I was also going to try to coat the joins with Vasaline, after they were joined hoping to stop some of the water. Any others?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 5:19 PM
Seems like investing in some Gargraves stainless steel track would save you a lot of headaches.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 5:19 PM
Seems like investing in some Gargraves stainless steel track would save you a lot of headaches.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:38 PM
I'm working on using Atlas 21st Century because the silver/nickle won't rust and the plastic has UV protection. The Gargrave Stainless is your only other choice

I wouldn't try tubular O or O27 track outside. I junked a box full from an old xmas platform tha was stores in a row house basement for 40 years.

You need a clean contact surface on the 3 rails. This will be a site for INSTANT rust.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:38 PM
I'm working on using Atlas 21st Century because the silver/nickle won't rust and the plastic has UV protection. The Gargrave Stainless is your only other choice

I wouldn't try tubular O or O27 track outside. I junked a box full from an old xmas platform tha was stores in a row house basement for 40 years.

You need a clean contact surface on the 3 rails. This will be a site for INSTANT rust.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:18 PM
Tubular rail will rust and corrode quickly. Go for stainless steel or nickel silver.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:18 PM
Tubular rail will rust and corrode quickly. Go for stainless steel or nickel silver.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 26, 2003 6:41 PM
Why not "G" ? That OTrack will rust from the inside out anyway, not to mention short out. (Remember the cardboard or fiber material that insulates the center rail)
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 26, 2003 6:41 PM
Why not "G" ? That OTrack will rust from the inside out anyway, not to mention short out. (Remember the cardboard or fiber material that insulates the center rail)
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 2:13 AM
OHHH! Slicks right about that insulation!!!! Good lookin out!! Then again you can buy used lionel track really cheep too....to each is own!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 2:13 AM
OHHH! Slicks right about that insulation!!!! Good lookin out!! Then again you can buy used lionel track really cheep too....to each is own!
:)

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