Hello O scale world .
Does any one out there have Multi- Plex track ? do you run on it ?
Multi-Plex began advertising sectional O scale track in 2 or outside 3 rd rail in the late 1930's offering a unique modular system that you just connect together like tin plate . The Multi-Plex system was way up scale , hand laid on ballasted wood with brass dowels , receivers , and heavy buss wire running underneath. Multi- Plex could design a complete layout for you and build it in sections with elaborate switching and a lovely cast aluminum turntable.
Multiplex's big feather in the cap was providing the track for the two big layouts at the NYC World's Fair of 1939/40 seen by millions of folks . The two layouts were 2 rail ... helping tip the scales away from outside 3rd rail and adapting to 2 rail .
I was lucky to pick up a Multi-Plex layout ... ( most of it ) I've tried to connect the dots into a layout ...each piece is numbered but it is not as easy as laying the pieces out 1, 2,3 ....... I'm missing some pieces so looking for additional Multi-Plex track both 2 and out side 3rd rail if any one has any they wish to sell.
Both 1940 the Multi-Plex ads tout new and improved ends on the sections with bakelite to help prevent wood expansion due to humidity ....summer of 1939 was a hot one ... perhaps the Worlds Fair layout experienced issues with gauging during extreme hot days .
If anyone has Multi-Plex track set up for your layout please post some photos ..
If anyone there sees a mistake on the way I laid out the track ... I appreciate any suggestions .... I think it is basically two loops ... you can use the slip switches to turn into a folded figure 8 type layout ?
Thank you for any suggests or advice .