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F.B.

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« on: January 18, 2009, 02:11:56 PM »

Does anyone have experience with AMS code 250 narrow gauge flex track for outdoor use? I am considering using it to run my Bachmann K-27's on this track. The price is quite reasonable.
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F.B.
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altterrain


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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 02:35:35 PM »

My buddy, Bruce Chandler, uses it for his railroad - http://www.jbrr.com/index.html. I have used the code 332 track and found it very nice to work with except that Split Jaw rail clamps would not hold the rail but I had no problem with other types of clamps (Aristo, Hillman).
Both of the above applications are battery powered railroads. The AMS track has the lowest amount of copper in it and can still be called brass. How this would effect a track powered situation is still unknown to me.

-Brian
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 07:23:37 PM »

Thanks Brian. one more question. how durable are the plastic ties. I live in Colorado at high altitude and the sun and cold are brutal. LGB and PIKO track do OK.
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F.B.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 11:39:31 PM »

That's a good question. The track has only been on the market for about 2 years now, I believe, so no long term usage yet. The track only has a one year warranty.

-Brian
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 12:55:33 PM »

Brian,
Thank you for the help.

F.B.
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 08:49:35 PM »

FB
 The track is UV Resistant. 

Check out their web site

http://www.accucraft.com/index.php?categoryID=53
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 06:33:02 PM »

F.B.

I have about 1100 feet of the AMS Code 250 on plastic Narrow Gauge ties in Northeast Florida, no problems in the last 2 years with sun or heat - I find it great to use, weathers a little like LGB, but not quite as brown.
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F.B.

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 08:57:18 PM »

Thanks to all for the information. I am going to purchase some track the next time I am in Denver. I will probable have to wait till May or June to lay more track. Snow should be mostly gone by then.

F.B.
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