12835Re: [z_scale] Flexible Track vs Sectional Track
- Feb 5, 2003Each have their advantages. Keep in mind that over
the past several years, the prototype railroads have
been welding their rail and eliminating joints. In
our case the less joints, the better will be the
electrical contact. With Z scale, the voltage is
lower than the larger scales so continuity is even
more important. When it comes to areas with multiple
turnouts, ideally the less joints the better
alignment, but I find that I will use more sectional
in freight yard approaches. Short sections will be
needed to align all the turnouts so that the yard
tracks line up into neat parallel sections.
--- "jameshnicholson <jhnicholson@...>"
> This may be have been covered before and I'm just__________________________________________________
> too dense to find
> it. As I approach the day of actually laying track I
> find I have a
> goodly supply of both flexible track (PIKO)and
> sectional track
> (Marklin). It would seem to me that the flexible
> track, having fewer
> joints (read potential problems) and allowing more
> realistic track
> alignments would be the better choice. Has this been
> your experience?
> Are there specific places where sectional is better?
> I'd really appreciate input since I want this layout
> to run very very
> well. As opposed to some of my previous efforts.
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