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Hello. I posted a bit ago. I am currently purchasing equipment, rolling stock, and everything else I need for a 3 rail layout I am planning. I hope to get started on the benchwork sometime before the end of May. But I fear I have made a tragic mistake.

I have been away from model railroading for at least a decade and when I decided the time was right to get back into trains, I saw a few sections of MTH Scaletrax and immediately fell in love with it.

I purchased the switches, operating track sections some curves and straights and then hit a brick wall. I can't find any kind of Scaletrax selection ANYWHERE! I have searched the internet and every hobby store in PA!

Does anyone know where I can purchase MTH Scaletrax track???

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Can't be much help with your specific question, but did you know that track manufacturer (MTH) is going out of business this year?  And while some of the manufacturing pieces have been picked up by other businesses, I haven't heard about anyone else buying any of the track manufacturing tools.  You will be hard pressed. at this point, to find anything other than used product.

Chuck

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I'm not sure if you mean you're only checking stores in person, but looks like some of the online stores have some in stock:

LegacyStation has 031 curves, 10" straights, operating sections, and a bunch of switches and crossovers in stock - https://www.legacystation.com/mth-scaletrax

TrainWorld also has 031 switches - https://www.trainworld.com/man...ck-system-scaletrax/

Have you checked eBay? Lots of switches and crossovers there too - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.htm...aletrax&_sacat=0

Like Chuck said, MTH is going out of business, so you may want to consider a different track system if you're going to need a lot more than you already have. Whatever route you choose, congrats on getting your layout started and enjoy the process!

There should be a lot of ScaleTrax out there on the secondary market and if you like it (I do) it could be worth taking your time to acquire what you need. You didn't post the size of your planned layout. Their fextrack is the best and very easy to work with - much like HO flex. It bends easily and will spring back to straight easily when released. This feature enables you to create really smooth curves in whatever radii necessary. No track system is perfect but ScaleTrax has certain advantages over the others. Suggest you get Rich Batista's excellent video #1 on how to work with it before you start.  Good luck!

@Mike0289 posted:

I'm not sure if you mean you're only checking stores in person, but looks like some of the online stores have some in stock:

LegacyStation has 031 curves, 10" straights, operating sections, and a bunch of switches and crossovers in stock - https://www.legacystation.com/mth-scaletrax

TrainWorld also has 031 switches - https://www.trainworld.com/man...ck-system-scaletrax/

Have you checked eBay? Lots of switches and crossovers there too - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.htm...aletrax&_sacat=0

Like Chuck said, MTH is going out of business, so you may want to consider a different track system if you're going to need a lot more than you already have. Whatever route you choose, congrats on getting your layout started and enjoy the process!

Dad , if I was trying to use the Scaletrax I would buy up some extra pieces like the aforementioned crossovers , etc.

If you can't quite get all you need you can always use different brands of track in tunnels or backround if you are handy enough with a Dremel cut off disc and pliers and maybe a little soldering. 🤔

I have been using Realtrax and combining it in those kind of areas with tube track that I had left over from my Lionel sets along with the Lionel 40 inch pieces..     The tube track had to be shimmed to bring it up to the Realtrax but it works fine.    👌

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