Table work is a flat piece of plywood . Track is screwed to plywood with an underlayment of thin indoor/outdoor carpet. The MTH Realtrax is just not quality. I have too much of it to change and have it working good enough. If I did it over it would be Atlas Flextrack. But that is not an option. As long as I can keep it running it will have to do.
Lionel Fastback is better because of the alignment pins keep the rails aligned vertically and horizontally.
But the Realtrax switches are just junk.