I don't know yet which way I am going. However to me that center rail seems awful thin. Wonder if it will damage the rollers or spark a lot on the power.
Hi Lee 145,
ScaleTrax isn't perfect, but the center rail is NOT one of it's problems. Back in the days of Lionel Super O there were issues with roller wear caused by the thin center rail, but this had much more to do with the soft metal Lionel was using for the rollers. One of the first layouts I built with ScaleTrax is a public display in a grocery store. The engine and rolling stock on that layout have now logged more than 150,000 scale miles with nothing more than light lubing every few months. The rollers show no signs of excessive wear, just a good polish.