Re: [z_scale] Track
Peco do flexible track in 24" lengths @ RRP £2.75. They don't sell direct but you can buy via http://www.thesignalbox.com/ , if you buy 12 pieces it gets cheaper. I am informed this track will work with Markin turnouts and other track sections.
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Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: [z_scale] Track
I'd be interested in knowing this as well. My friend just got into N-scale
after I encouraged him to go into Z-scale and showed him how good my layout
1. It was cheaper.
2. There was already track on the shop's shelves.
3. He doesn't care much about scale.
Where can one get Z-track cheaply?
How about Z-flextrack or Z-track that isn't straight?
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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.