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Designing a Layout With Bachmann EZ Track

Roy asks:

“I am building an HO scale Layout using Bachmann EZ track. I have a question I am adding a train station to my layout. The tracks for my station will come off the main track line via a switch then go the length of the passenger station stop the hook back to the mainline via another switch. My question is do I use EZ track for my station stop tracks or use regular tracks that same track code without the attached roadbed and just ballast over the track? Also, do I use EZ track switches or regular track switches without attached roadbed to divert passenger train in and out of the passenger train station from the main track line that has EZ track?”

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2 Responses to Designing a Layout With Bachmann EZ Track

  • Dalesays:

    Either will work. For simplicity, you can use EZ track for the station track but to look right the station would have to have platform(s) raised to track level. This is not really a problem as things like that are easily handled with scenic methods.

    If you decide to go with ground-level track, you’ll have to make sure the transition between ground level track and the EZ track is smooth and gradual so you don’t run into random decouplings or derailments.

    As a personal opinion, I would ballast the track whether or not it is EZ track simply because it will look better.

  • Geoffsays:

    Personally, I would not mix different types of track. Generally, they are not designed to fit to one another, although some manufacturers make special transition tracks.

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