Hi, at a yard sale on Saturday I purchased a box of American flyer wide radius track ?.The track is brand new with 5 ties and has AMERICAN FLYER imprinted on each tie, I have 10 pieces and 2 straight sections. Who made this track and what is the radius, Thanks, John
I bought some of that track back in the mid-80s with the black rubber roadbed. I know LIONEL didn't sell it. I can't remember who I bought from out of a magazine article. Maybe some of the older S guys like Lou Palumbo may know. It was good stuff.
It is K-Line track sold by Lionel (which had acquired the rights when K-Line went under). It's recognizable by the slightly wider track pins. It's considered 27" radius but I don't know if that is measured to the inside rail, outside rail, or center line.
Gilbert never made wide radius track.
Lucky find. They also made 40" or 36" straights.
You may want to check the gauge of the track as compared to the Gilbert track, I acquired a few of the K-Line 10" straights and used them when my layout went together. You will be OK with Gilbert and Flyonel locomotives but I found that my American Models locomotives wobble through these sections, the 10" sections I have are stamped K-Line and are a little narrow on the gauge. The wide radius curves may not have the same problem but it might be a good idea to check the gauge before installing on a layout.
I dont plan to use them, for a dollar, could not pass it up. If anyone in South Jersey area (Pitman, Glassboro or Woodbury could use them, let me know, John