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Problems Laying Flexi Trax

HO hobbyist Andrew asks readers this:

“I am having problems laying the flexi track especially curving it… and using the flexible track underlay. How do I lay the flexi track on the underlay on corners?”

2 Responses to Problems Laying Flexi Trax

  • steven neelysays:

    I soaked the cork in hot water for a minute , wiping excess water off before placing onto the layout adhesive , holding it in place with tacks , and track nails ., as I lay the flex track will hold it down again using track nails or screws , laying 1 piece at a time till my adhesive dries . pressing the track and road bed into place as the adhesive dries , and alos weigh them down

  • Don Kaduncsays:

    I remove at least one tie from three sections for larger radius curves (24″ or more} Use only two sections for sharper curves.Solder them then bend them from the middle to each end. I use clear Dyna/flex 230 spread it along the path. Lay the track on it. Let it set ten minutes and then adjust the curve for more accuracy. Finally weight the track over night. I use water filled milk jugs and boards. Some flex track only bends in one direction. Check the underside to see if one side has continuous plastic. That can only bend on the curve inside. You will have to remove ties at the ends and trim the inside rail.

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