Atlas O 3-Rail Track

I am looking for the following Atlas O 3-Rail Track: Any quantity you may have to sell. Here are the amounts I am trying to obtain:

O-81 Curve = 30 Pieces

O-81 1/3 Curve = 2 Pieces 

O-63 Curve = 9 Pieces

O-45 Curve = 9 Pieces

40" Straight = 10 Pieces

10" Straight = 20 Pieces

4.5" Straight = 10 Pieces

1.25" Straights = 15 Pieces

1.75" Straights = 15 Pieces

22.5 Degree Crossover = 1

 

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Eric,

Just a thought. I don't know what tools you have, but I agree with Mike, those small pieces can be fabricated. However, if you do that, I suggest you look at your design and make larger pieces to reduce the number of joints.

For example, rather than make/buy the 8 pieces in the 2 circles on the left in the photo, make 2 larger pieces that are 6.5" and 6.0" respectively. In fact, you could combine the 2nd set with the two 10" pieces to make just a single 26" piece out of a 40" straight. The leftover 14" could then be used to make the 6.5" piece. Rather than buy the 2-10", 5-1.75" and 3-1.25" pieces, you'd just buy 1-40" piece. Altogether you'd eliminate 8 joints and still have a ~7" piece left to use elsewhere.

It'd be the same with the 4.5", 5.5" and 10" pieces in the middle circle (though they should really be two 10" pieces to begin with).

There are also several places where tracks don't join. I think some are close enough to fit, but if not, you're going to need to do some cutting to make the design work. If you have to cut one, you might as well cut the others.

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ERIC:

I have the 22.5 crossover plus the cork roadbed. If you want them just pay actual shipping plus $2 to make me feel good. I am pretty sure I can stuff this stuff in a padded envelope and sent USPS.

Joe

PS - if you have light cars please be aware they will tend to de-rail on these Atlas crossovers. You would be better off buying the Ross version but the Atlas crossover is yours if you want it.

Mike CT posted:

These smaller pieces can be fabricated  

4.5" Straight = 10 Pieces

1.25" Straights = 15 Pieces

1.75" Straights = 15 Pieces  

Three tie end add on pieces.  Part 6057.   Track can be cut with a 32 tooth per inch hacksaw and finished with a bench sander.   Click on the underlined phrase for a link to Atlas.

Custom track work with Atlas Track.

Hi Mike,

  You are right. I don't know why I did not think of this.  I do not have a bench sander though. I feel making a lot of custom pieces is the route I will go. You have a beautiful layout. I love the pictures. What size layout is it?

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DoubleDAZ posted:

Eric,

Just a thought. I don't know what tools you have, but I agree with Mike, those small pieces can be fabricated. However, if you do that, I suggest you look at your design and make larger pieces to reduce the number of joints.

For example, rather than make/buy the 8 pieces in the 2 circles on the left in the photo, make 2 larger pieces that are 6.5" and 6.0" respectively. In fact, you could combine the 2nd set with the two 10" pieces to make just a single 26" piece out of a 40" straight. The leftover 14" could then be used to make the 6.5" piece. Rather than buy the 2-10", 5-1.75" and 3-1.25" pieces, you'd just buy 1-40" piece. Altogether you'd eliminate 8 joints and still have a ~7" piece left to use elsewhere.

It'd be the same with the 4.5", 5.5" and 10" pieces in the middle circle (though they should really be two 10" pieces to begin with).

There are also several places where tracks don't join. I think some are close enough to fit, but if not, you're going to need to do some cutting to make the design work. If you have to cut one, you might as well cut the others.

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Thanks Dave! I am going to do what you mentioned. I am still working on the layout placement. I am toying around with letting some buildings go, so there is more room for scenery. It is just a hard line between all these cool buildings that have come out and making the layout look realistic with scenery. I really enjoy building the scenery too. I feel this hobby is tough because it is a blank canvas and you can do whatever you like to it. 

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ERIC:

I have the 22.5 crossover plus the cork roadbed. If you want them just pay actual shipping plus $2 to make me feel good. I am pretty sure I can stuff this stuff in a padded envelope and sent USPS.

Joe

PS - if you have light cars please be aware they will tend to de-rail on these Atlas crossovers. You would be better off buying the Ross version but the Atlas crossover is yours if you want it.

Hi Joe,

  I will take the crossover and roadbed. The good part about where this crossover is going is that it will not be on a mainline, and will not see constant traffic over it. Thank you for the heads up about the cars derailing. 

-Eric 

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vthokies2007-2011 posted:
Model Structures posted:

ERIC:

I have the 22.5 crossover plus the cork roadbed. If you want them just pay actual shipping plus $2 to make me feel good. I am pretty sure I can stuff this stuff in a padded envelope and sent USPS.

Joe

PS - if you have light cars please be aware they will tend to de-rail on these Atlas crossovers. You would be better off buying the Ross version but the Atlas crossover is yours if you want it.

Hi Joe,

  I will take the crossover and roadbed. The good part about where this crossover is going is that it will not be on a mainline, and will not see constant traffic over it. Thank you for the heads up about the cars derailing. 

-Eric 

Eric:

I will pack and ship Monday then let you know total cost. If you can pay through Paypal use ModelStructures@cableone.net and send as a friend since this is a private sale.

Model Structures posted:
vthokies2007-2011 posted:
Model Structures posted:

ERIC:

I have the 22.5 crossover plus the cork roadbed. If you want them just pay actual shipping plus $2 to make me feel good. I am pretty sure I can stuff this stuff in a padded envelope and sent USPS.

Joe

PS - if you have light cars please be aware they will tend to de-rail on these Atlas crossovers. You would be better off buying the Ross version but the Atlas crossover is yours if you want it.

Hi Joe,

  I will take the crossover and roadbed. The good part about where this crossover is going is that it will not be on a mainline, and will not see constant traffic over it. Thank you for the heads up about the cars derailing. 

-Eric 

Eric:

I will pack and ship Monday then let you know total cost. If you can pay through Paypal use ModelStructures@cableone.net and send as a friend since this is a private sale.

Thanks Joe,

  Feel free to call or text me at 703-489-8461 or e-mail Eric.Clayton55@yahoo.com 

Thanks,

Eric 

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