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« on: Mar 15, 2012 02:02PM »

Hello, are there any suggestions regarding what I should mount my train tacks on for my armoured train in FOW?
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2012 07:31PM »

I would say either Plasticard or MDF.  MDF is cheaper but Plasticard is easier to work.  MDF is more rigid but may bow.  Plasticard is flexible and you may have trouble keeping the ballast on it.  Both need roughing up on the surface before basing.

My preference is Plasticard if you wanted my personal opinion.
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2012 08:43PM »

Where can I find this plasticard?
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #3 on: Mar 16, 2012 01:13AM »

Well if you can give me an idea of how much track you're laying out (inches?) we can order it for you.  Else if you need it more immediately, most Model Train stores should carry it.
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2012 12:02PM »

When will you be in the store Saturday?  I will bring my tracks and we can work out an order.  I have plans for Sunday afternoon until 6 or so.
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2012 01:40PM »

I will not be in the store Saturday unfortunately.  However I ask Tommy to take notes and a pic on his phone and I'll pick up some plasticard for you to purchase.
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2012 04:20PM »

For the track I've made in the past, I used the cork track-bed that the model railroad stores sell.  Flocks easily.  Wood glue worked good to hold the track to it (in liberal amounts).  I would suggest two 3 foot sections (flex track, glued down) plus a few smaller pieces.  Battlefront is also selling track now.

Let me know if I can help at all.  I hope to have my German train painted up next month.

Also, does the store want some more 'wheat fields' or 'plowed fields' of the type I donated last Wednesday?  (plowed fields could use some color on them)

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Re: train tracks
« Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2012 05:43PM »

Not to knock a gift horse in the mouth because we sincerely appreciate the support, but we are well past the point where we have more terrain pieces than tables to put them on.  We're in terrain overload!

Perhaps if you'd like to bring it in in a box where we can store it somewhere out of the way it'll be better?  Or maybe just wait until we have things squared away terrain-wise before donating more.

We just need to catch up on finding places to put it all.  Thanks!
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Re: train tracks
« Reply #8 on: Mar 20, 2012 03:56AM »

You might think of getting some Atlas True-Track. It is prefab sections of track with ballast attached. Its the wrong scale (HO 1:86 instead of TT 1:100) and a bit plain, but you could jazz it up a bit for FOW purposes. Get a mix of straight sections and curves and you will have options for deployment.

http://www.atlasrr.com/Trackmisc/hotruetrack.htm



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Re: train tracks
« Reply #9 on: Apr 25, 2012 03:50PM »

I found a good provider of 1/100 track with lots of variety for different kinds.

http://www.angelfire.com/nj4/armamentsinminiature/armoredtrainsinmini/15mmtrack.htm

They also make really nice planes as well
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