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    Problem with joining Atlas HO code 83 flex track

    Just using Atlas Code 83 flex track. Joining with Atlas universal metal 100/83 joiners. So to clarify: track joiners are not parallel to each other, but slight apart from each other? Soldering the tracks before laying seems a good idea. Hope the soldered joints don't come apart when laying...
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    Problem with joining Atlas HO code 83 flex track

    It's a permanent track plan. I'l try using long nails which will drive into the plywood under the 1 1/2 inch foam.
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    Problem with joining Atlas HO code 83 flex track

    Track radius is 18 inch maximum, on 1 1/2 inch foam on top of plywood.
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    Problem with joining Atlas HO code 83 flex track

    Thanks for the response. I am using 83/100, didn't know 83 only is better. They are brand new. Hard time finding only code 83. Better to use plastic or metal joiners? I have Atlas 36 inch flex track, which will be permanent once laid. I have 1 1/2 inch foam on top of plywood, so I will need...
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    Problem with joining Atlas HO code 83 flex track

    First time model builder. Having difficulty with joining track together on curves, 18 inch radius or so. Joins will not stay together when I move to the next piece because of curves. Should I solder each join before I move to the next one? Wonder if that would hold them, but often the new join...
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    HO track dilemma

    Well, duh on me!!! Thank you, don't know "wye":-)) I didn't think of this. I'm sure it will work fine. Thanks again.......................
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    HO track dilemma

    Starting my first model HO railroad. I'm stuck with a track question: I have two tracks not exactly parallel and need to be joined together and continue as one track. I purchased two turnouts, one for each track, both turnouts will converge on each other, and be joined together to form one track...




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