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Preferred Track for Beginners Layout

Andy sent in this question:

“I am planning an 1800×1200 (6×4) N scale layout of logging & mining operations. It has been almost 40 years since I last had anything to do with Model RRs. What is the preferred track type for use that is available in Australia? Thank you in anticipation.”

4 Responses to Preferred Track for Beginners Layout

  • Graeme David Wilson says:

    Hi Andy, there is a multitude of choices for track, but I would use ANYRAIL to design a layout.

    • Graeme David Wilson says:

      Have to agree with Nigel, my Track Preference is PECO. AU shops have most Track Variants.

  • Nigel says:

    I’m from the other side of the world but, in all honesty, you can’t go wrong with Peco – wide range of points/turnouts, crossovers & slips and their flexible track is easy to use. Just did a quick google search and they appear to have dealers in Australia

  • The N-Scale Nerd says:

    I’ve used PECO, but there are SetTrack and Streamline variations, so be mindful when stocking up!
    They’ve also got the Flextrack for doing “funky” stuff, too.
    Next there are the turnouts you’ll be using, Insulfrog, Electrofrog or the new Unifrog, and if you’re going to automate them.

    (I suggest using servos to do your automation if you’re going down that path)
    Brunel Hobbies have a little DIY servo kit and motor for around A$12.

    http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/electronics/servo.htm

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