Im thinking of having Atlas track outside, but how is it, will it stand up to the sun in Australia. cTr....( Choose the Right )
Atlas is nickel silver track with UV resistant plastic sleepers, so it is suitable for outside. I do not know about the sun in Australia, but I have nickel silver track with UV resistant sleepers (not Atlas) for 30 years in the garden.
The first production lot did not have the UV protection. If you are considering used track you need to look inside the underside of the ties to see the marking. If its not there, no UV protection.
So it will say "uv protected" ? cTr.....( Choose the Right )
Try this topic https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...rack-for-outdoor-use
Good sources of information include doing an internet search for O Scale Outdoor Railroad and do the same search on U-Tube. There is a wealth of information out there. Many considerations will be covered.
In Arizona one big consideration is expansion and contraction of the track given our wide variation in temperatures.
Good Luck and let us know your experience.
Atlas-O switch machines are not waterproof. The solenoid will rust until it won’t move.
Remember it is marked UV resistant, NOT UV Proof. There was a guy named David Vergun (I think) from Virginia that ran outside (I think battery power). He posted here using his name for a while, and then changed his sign in. Not sure if he still posts or not, but there might be some posts around under his name. Nice fellow and had some interesting posts.
Thanks, everyone for your help and input, unfortunately, my track is not marked UV resistant. I have been searching for a solution, and to get my trains up and running again, I think I'm having withdrawals from taking my layout down. cTr....( Choose the Right )