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New ChooChoo

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« on: July 09, 2009, 01:47:36 PM »

I GOT MY SET THE OTHER DAY. I DONT WANT TO SPEND ALOT OF MONEY ON UP GRADING THE TRACK THAT CAME WITH IT. MAYBE LATER. QUESTION IS: DOES BACHMANN MAKE ANY SHORT PIECES OF TRACK. I NEED SOME 6" STRAIGHT OR EVEN 3-1/2" STRAIGHT. SAME FOR THE CURVED.
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altterrain


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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 01:57:01 PM »

Nope.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 03:55:50 PM »

If you are going to use Bachmann's track, you will have to adjust your plan to accomadate their full sections.  There are lots of track plans that use full sections of track.  Bachmann track is not as easy to modify as some others, due to the way the connectors are made.
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Joe Satnik


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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 12:07:38 AM »

Half straights come with the 90 degree crossing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BACHMANN-90-DEGREE-CROSSING-G-SCALE_W0QQitemZ290328918355QQcmdZViewItemQQptZModel_RR_Trains?hash=item4398f3b953&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

You could cut your own with at fine tooth hacksaw. 

If you wanted to have ends that still worked with the plastic section clips, you would have to cut out the middle and glue or cement the end pieces  together. 

I don't know the type of plastic the ties are, or what glue or cement would work on them.

I haven't tried soldering the rails or soldering wires to them. 

Has anyone else? 

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik

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If your loco is too heavy to lift, you'd better be able to ride in, on or behind it.
grumpy

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 12:59:08 AM »

They can be soldered but will corrode that much faster.
Don
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Joe Satnik


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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 01:55:41 AM »

I wonder if spray "flux remover" would help, as some flux is corrosive. 
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If your loco is too heavy to lift, you'd better be able to ride in, on or behind it.
grumpy

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 12:47:24 AM »

A wire brush with soap and water works well .
Don
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