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Author Topic: Ez-Track Question  (Read 1324 times)
T-Lloyd

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« on: February 24, 2008, 08:52:46 PM »

since there are no special lengthed ez-track pieces to fill in gaps that a layout might have, should i stretch the track out of the proper radius to make the track connect or should i just buy an atlas assorted track pack even though it has no base. also cause the #6 crossovers are 21.25" long so it makes an odd length to fill in with just 3' and 2.25' pieces.
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T-Lloyd

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 08:56:40 PM »

Also I have a Sante fe engine thats is not dcc equipped or ready, can i still get a decoder attached when i switch to dcc?
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Guilford Guy


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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 08:58:45 PM »

You can buy a decoder and solder it into the locomotive, although you may need to isolate the motor from the frame. I would be some atlas flex track, and cork roadbed. place a styrene shim under the cork. and bend and cut the flex track into the desired curve/straight length.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 09:07:25 PM »

You shouldn't stretch the track because you will have a kink somewhere.
You can buy an EZ Track 90 degree crossing that comes with 4 - 2" straights. You should be able to make about any layout you want using 2", 2 1/4", 3" and 4 1/2" pieces in combinations to fill gaps.
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T-Lloyd

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 07:20:14 AM »

ok, great, thanks
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 11:02:57 AM »

I think these are all the combinations you can make up to 9".
2
2 1/4
3
4
4 1/4
4 1/2
5
5 1/4
6
6 1/4
6 1/2
6 3/4
7
7 1/4
7 1/2
8
8 1/4
8 1/2
8 3/4
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T-Lloyd

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 07:11:28 AM »

what about those 10" re railers are they useful?
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Pacific Northern


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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 02:15:45 PM »

since there are no special lengthed ez-track pieces to fill in gaps that a layout might have, should i stretch the track out of the proper radius to make the track connect or should i just buy an atlas assorted track pack even though it has no base. also cause the #6 crossovers are 21.25" long so it makes an odd length to fill in with just 3' and 2.25' pieces.


It is very simple to cut ez track to fit what ever gap you need to fill. A Atlas fine tooth saw to cut the roadbed and a rail cuter and file and some rail joiners.
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