031 track had 3 ties
042 track had 4 ties
054 track had 5 ties
072 track had 6 ties
I could spot the track I needed very quickly. Cost savings I'm sure.
I never knew that. Made too much sense to keep it that way I guess.
Just to clarify to all, the O42 track I have purchased from multiple sources (LHstores, FeeBay) over different times so it wasn't just one single batch.