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Hello folks. I need some help in starting my train setup. It's been a longgggg time since I've set up a board for my trains. I'm seriously thinking again, about making a small layout on plywood board, to run my NYC Redbird Proto series HO's. I've had them in the boxes since I bought them a few years ago and now have the space to put them into action. I'm just starting simple for now. I probably will attempt to set them around the 'old Xmas tree for now..My question is, what type of rail track should I use. I have a batch of rails from a previous train set from the early 70's when I bought a Campbell's Soup edition of HO's . (Still got the trains). But they were basic tracks. I've seen newer styles of tracks like LIFE LIKE Power Loc's or Bachmann EZ TRACK. Is Silver Nickle a decent type ? I like the idea of just snapping them together instead of fighting 'separating tracks' , causing derailments. I do plan, if successful, to extend tackage in the near future as more space becomes available.

Any sugestions as to a quality track, but nothing to put me in hock??

Thanks in advance to my question.

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If your looking for realism then go w/ atlas code 83 track the rails are a little thinner and have brown ties instead of the black like on the normal code 100

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If you're looking into choosing which tracks with a built in roadbed I'd recommend Bachmann's E-Z Track. I would stay away from Life-Like's power loc track because of the limited variety of tracks available.

 

If you want realism in your tracks, Atlas Code 83 with a mix of Walthers (Shinohara) and Peco turnouts is the way to go.

 

Bachmann E-Z Track list:

44130, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44130. Left turnout 9". radius 18" (DCC decoder)

44131, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44131. Right turnout 9". radius 18" (DCC decoder)

44132, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44132. Left turnout #5, 11.5". (DCC decoder)

44133, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44133. Right turnout #5, 11.5". (DCC decoder)

44134, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44134 Wye turnout #5, 11.38". (DCC decoder)

44135, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44135. Left turnout #6, 15.5". (DCC decoder)

44136, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44136. Right turnout #6, 15.5". (DCC decoder)

44137, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44137. Left crossover #6, 21.25". (DCC decoder)

44138, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44138. Right crossover #6, 21.25". (DCC decoder)

44139, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44139. Left turnout #4, 10". (DCC decoder)

44140, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44140. Right turnout #4, 10". (DCC decoder)

44501, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44501. Curve radius 18", angle 30º

44502, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44502. Curved rerailer, Curved feeder radius 18", angle 30º

44503, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44503. Curve radius 22", angle 22.5º

44504, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44504. Curve radius 33.25", angle 18º

44505, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44505. Curve radius 15", angle 30º

44506, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44506. Curve radius 28", angle 18º

44507, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44507. Curve radius 35.5", angle 18º

44508, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44508. Curve (1/3) radius 33.25", angle 6º

44509, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44509. Curve (2/3) radius 33.25", angle 12º

44510, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44510. Straight rerailer, Straight feeder 9"

44511, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44511. Straight 9"

44512, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44512. Straight 3"

44513, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44513. Straight 2.25"

44514, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44514. Straight 4.5"

44519, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44519. Curve radius 26", angle 18º

44528, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44528. Straight rerailer 9"

44529, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44529. Curved rerailer radius 18", angle 30º

44530, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44530. Curve (1/3) radius 18", angle 10º

44531, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44531. Curve (1/2) radius 18", angle 15º

44532, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44532. Curve (1/2) radius 22", angle 11.25º

44540, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44540. Crossing 11.93". 30º

44541C, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44541C. Crossing 2". 90º

44541S, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44541S. Straight 2"

44542, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44542. Crossing 3". 60º

44543, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44543. Crossing 3". 45º

44548, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44548. Straight 9". (DCC auto-reverse)

44549, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44549. Curve 18", angle 30º (DCC auto-reverse)

44557, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44557. Left turnout #4, 10". (remote)

44558, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44558. Right turnout #4, 10". (remote)

44559, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44559. Left turnout #6, 15.5". (remote)

44560, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44560. Right turnout #6, 15.5". (remote)

44561, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44561. Left turnout 9". radius 18" (remote)

44562, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44562. Right turnout 9". radius 18" (remote)

44565, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44565. Left turnout #5, 11.5". (remote)

44566, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44566. Right turnout #5, 11.5". (remote)

44569, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44569 Wye turnout #5, 11.38"

44575, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44575. Left crossover #5, 21.25". (remote)

44576, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44576. Right crossover #5, 21.25". (remote)

44584, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44584. Straight 36"

44591, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44591. Buffer/Bumper 2.75"

44592-1, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44592-1. Straight 0.75"

44592-2, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44592-2. Straight 1"

44592-3, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44592-3. Straight 1.25"

44592-4, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44592-4. Straight 1.5"

44592-5, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44592-5. Straight 2"

44597, H0 Bachmann E-Z Track 44597. Straight feeder 9"

 

Bachmann E-Z Track Steel Track List:

44401, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44401. Curve radius 18", angle 30º 1

44402, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44402. Curved rerailer, Curved feeder radius 18", angle 30º 1

44403, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44403. Curve radius 22", angle 22.5º 1

44410, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44410. Straight rerailer, Straight feeder 9". 1

44411, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44411. Straight 9"

44412, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44412. Straight 3"

44428, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44428. Straight rerailer 9"

44429, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44429. Curved rerailer radius 18", angle 30º

44440, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44440. Crossing 11.93". 30º

44441C, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44441C. Crossing 2". 90º

44441S, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44441S. Straight 2"

44461, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44461. Left turnout 9". radius 18" (remote)

44462, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44462. Right turnout 9". radius 18" (remote)

44491, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 44491. Buffer/Bumper 2.75"

45236, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 45236. Turntable 10"

45236S, Bachmann E-Z Track Steel 45236S. Tidmouth Sheds

 

Life-Like Power Loc Track List:

21302, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21302. Straight 9". (steel)

21303, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21303. Curve radius 17.99", angle 30º (steel)

21304, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21304. Curved rerailer, Curved feeder radius 17.99", angle 30º (steel)

21305, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21305. Right turnout 9". (remote) (steel)

21306, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21306. Left turnout 9". (remote) (steel)

21308, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21308. Buffer/Bumper 1". (steel)

21314, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21314. Straight transition 3". (steel)

21317, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21317. Straight 3". (steel)

21318, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21318. Curve radius 22.01", angle 30º (steel)

21715, H0 Life-Like Power-Loc Track 21715. Crossing 6". 90º

 

Life-Like Power Loc Nickel-Silver Track List:

21332, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21332. Straight 9". (nickel silver)

21333, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21333. Curve radius 18", angle 30º (nickel silver)

21334, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21334. Curved rerailer, Curved feeder radius 17.99", angle 30º (nickel silver)

21335, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21335. Right turnout 9". (remote) (nickel silver)

21336, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21336. Left turnout 9". (remote) (nickel silver)

21338, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21338. Buffer/Bumper 1". (nickel silver)

21344, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21344. Straight transition 3". (nickel silver)

21347, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21347. Straight 3". (nickel silver)

21348, H0 Life-Like Nickel-Silver Power-Loc 21348. Curve radius 22", angle 30º (nickel silver)

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