GarGraves track

I'm seriously considering changing to GarGraves track, but of course things are never so simple. I currently use RealTrax and MTH signals. I hate to change all my trackside signals.

What trackside signals do you use? Someone mentioned Azatrax. Could I wire a MTH signal into one of their IR detectors and get it to work?

Any other thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Doug

"To crazy for boys town, but too much of a boy for crazy town"

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You can certainly use your MTH signals with GarGraves track.  Here's a circuit I used with the MTH 30-11030 PRR signal bridge on my first layout.

This is courtesy of Dave Hikel.  

George

 

004 MTH Signal Bridge & DZ-1008a Block Occupancy

 

 

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

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All but two of my signals are MTH, all my track is Gargraves.  I think it is far better looking than the RealTrax with the added advantage of a wealth of switches from Ross and a built in insulated rail for detection circuits.  Take the plunge.

necrails posted:

All but two of my signals are MTH, all my track is Gargraves.  I think it is far better looking than the RealTrax with the added advantage of a wealth of switches from Ross and a built in insulated rail for detection circuits.  Take the plunge.

This!!

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

I use it, along with Ross and the now-defunct Curtis and ROW - all similar. My favorite.

Just make sure you paint it; nothing ruins a nice Hi-Rail layout like 50's-bumper-chrome-looking rails; I don't know how the guys who do this can't see it - great scenery and RS and locos and buildings - and then that Silver Surfer track. Yow.

I spray mine with hardware store camo brown flat before I lay it, then sanding-block the railheads the next day. Most real track I see here in the Southeast is something like a warm black-brown anyway. It can vary by region, soil, ballast type, weather.

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