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Improving Flex Track By Making It Look Worse
« on: March 09, 2022, 05:59:42 AM »
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Re: Improving Flex Track By Making It Look Worse
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 06:43:58 AM »
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Wanted to post this here for posterity:
https://conrail1285.com/improving-atlas-code-55-track-by-making-it-look-worse/

You could always use the stuff I have in the junk box -- it's already distressed with missing and crooked ties :)

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2022, 09:48:30 AM »
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I think it was John Allen who used to bury stripwood in his backyard for 6 months, then dig it up after Mother Nature worked her magic on it. Not sure she could touch the plastic ties Atlas uses though.
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Re: Improving Flex Track By Making It Look Worse
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2022, 02:05:32 AM »
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Buried, probably not.  Left in the sun, UV would likely damage the ties, but whether it would "improve" them is debatable.
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Re: Improving Flex Track By Making It Look Worse
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2022, 10:06:59 AM »
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You could always use the stuff I have in the junk box -- it's already distressed with missing and crooked ties :)

Have you seen flex track prices lately? You could be sitting on a gold mine!

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2022, 11:29:59 AM »
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Have you seen flex track prices lately? You could be sitting on a gold mine!

Say again??  I'm sitting on two bundles of Atlas N scale Code 55 flextrack that I'll never use.  Going to have to check out the prices it's fetching on ebay.

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Re: Improving Flex Track By Making It Look Worse
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2022, 11:48:33 AM »
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Say again??  I'm sitting on two bundles of Atlas N scale Code 55 flextrack that I'll never use.  Going to have to check out the prices it's fetching on ebay.

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I don't know about eBay, but I know that it now retail prices are about $6-7 a stick.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2022, 04:11:52 PM »
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MBK list $4.89 a stick, but if you buy a 25 pack it comes out to $5.96 a stick  :|

Crazy I popped all the rail out of mine to build turnouts.