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I am presently running a large MTH scale trax layout. I am in the process of redoing the layout and looking for advice on Gargraves track- Can you offer advice as to the pros and cons of Tinplated rails vs stainless .

I have appreciated the advice that has been rendered to me in the past



Thanks

Mike

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The Gargraves stainless steel track is more expensive, harder to bend and is only useful if you are building an outdoor layout where rust is a consideration. The basic tin plated phantom rail track is perfect for indoor use. Mated with Ross Custom switches and Tortoise switch machines provides an unbeatable combination. If you can purchase Midwest cork roadbed it provides an excellent quieting effect for the phantom rail track.

I did my latest layout with all Ross switches and Gargraves and Ross track, it worked out well.  I used Gargraves flex track for most of the track, but I did use Ross sectional O72 curves where I wanted O72. The flex track was nice as I could do free-form design of some of the runs.

Hard to do stuff like this with all sectional track.

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@Mike Bonvi posted:

I am presently running a large MTH scale trax layout. I am in the process of redoing the layout and looking for advice on Gargraves track- Can you offer advice as to the pros and cons of Tinplated rails vs stainless .

I have appreciated the advice that has been rendered to me in the past



Thanks

Mike

This is in the wrong category.  It clearly should be in the track plans/layout design forum.  It has been moved.  PLEASE help us by posting in the most logical category based on the MAIN point of the discussion.

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