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Atlas N scale Super-Flex Track

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Atlas N scale Super-Flex Track
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 18, 2001 9:02 PM
Is the Atlas N scale Super-Flex Track any good or what Im very new at this and I was about to order my track. It comes in 30" Sections an is about 2.70 per section.

Thanks For Any Info
Charles
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Monday, November 19, 2001 9:40 AM
It's better than most, and probably the best for someone new to the hobby. The best looking track is made by MicroEngineering, but it is delicate and has code 55 rather than code 80 rail. Atlas is introducing a code 55 line later this year. The other good quality line is PECO, which is made in England so it looks like Briti***rack.
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Posted by BRAKIE on Monday, November 19, 2001 12:22 PM
Charles:It would be wise for you to go with the atlas super-flex track and switches(turnouts)Also, you may want to check the mail order hobby shops if you are buying alot.But, for flex track they charge extra for shipping.If you are really going to need alot(say for a super large layout)You may want to order a complete box,which will save you money in the long run.

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Posted by snowey on Monday, November 19, 2001 3:45 PM
I wouldn't reccomend it, ecspecialy for a begginer. I think regular flex-track iss better. But, that's just me. I have heard some good things about the super-flex track, but I think it's a pain in the **** to work with.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 19, 2001 10:43 PM
Charles,
If indeed you are "new" to this I would not recommend the Atlas flex track. When I began building my N scale layout in late 1999, I had purchased quite a bit of the Atlas "regular" flex track and it really is a pain in the ---- to work with. Thankfully a friend told me about the Micro Engineering flex track. Despite its price, the M E track is a joy to work with and you will not have the frustration factor you get with Atlas.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 8:01 AM
Charles,
Atlas makes some of the most reliable N scale track around. It isn't difficult to work with if you take your time. Since you're new at this you may want to use the code 80 to start with since it isn't as delecate as code 55. If you do want to use code 55 for its more realistic scaled look, I'd wait until the Atlas code 55 is released next month. The Micro Engineering code 55 does look very nice, but it costs more than the Atlas will and there are some problems with the availability. A friend of mine has had ME track on order since July, and as of last week, it still hasn't come in.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 8:02 AM
What is the differences between these brands that makes one so much easier to work with? Anyone had any experience with Peco N scale flex?

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