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Bsklarski

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Code 55 ties
« on: November 21, 2011, 10:42:33 AM »
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Anyone have any tried and true "looks close enough" or better suggestions for ties? I would like to match Atlas code 55 track. Although I will be laying alot of track that will never see a train, some spots in the city and yard area will be just ties

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Re: Code 55 ties
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 11:17:42 AM »
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Evergreen strip styrene, .040" x .060", scraped with sandpaper along the long axis?

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Re: Code 55 ties
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 12:02:20 PM »
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1/32" x 3/64" basswood strips stained in the "Big Jug O' Stain."
They match the PC board ties from Fasttracks and, though are a sliver shorter than the Atlas, work great as replacement ties:



You can compare them to the Atlas C55 flex which is at the top left.

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Re: Code 55 ties
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 05:07:15 PM »
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I use the Fast Tracks N scale ties. On the old layout I had a section (based off of Bill's Kingsbury Branch) that had a lot of abandoned trackage that I had just ties on. I glued them down and then stained them in place.
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