I have just joined this list.
It has been over twenty years since I attempted to build a layout, after the dog ate my N scale one I got very fedup. I have decided to try again with a Z gauge and wanted to know if there was a supplier of track, like turnouts, other than Markin which I find very expensive.
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- Of perhaps limited interest and circulation, but the Modelling the
Railways of SA Convention notes include two fantastic articles
arguing that 'track is a model too' and suggesting a variety of ways
of replicating the look of Australian track.
On the mainlines track is well sleepered, but Australian branchlines
are infamous for light rail and widely and unevenly spaced
sleepers. On many narrow gauge lines with wood sleepers, every
fourth or fifth sleeper would be steel, the intention being to hold
the rails in gauge.
In Z, modelling it would require the use of code 30 rail at least,
but code 25 would be better.
> Here in Australia we have a variety of track.. nice laid beds ofpre
> fabricated concrete ties, laid in such a way as it heats up orcools
> down in the desert, it moves out on the curves.