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I have an O gauge layout. I started it with Lionel Fastrack and have a pretty large investment in switches, etc., but I recently found Gargraves track and really think the Gargraves track is much more realistic looking. I would appreciate some guidance on whether I should invest swtch to Gargraves. What are the pluses and pitfalls.
Gargraves track is a good product. I have a Xmas layout loop that I nailed down some 30 years ago and still works well.



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Thank you ...

Thank you for the feedback.
It's difficult to give up the convenience of Lionel Fastrack, but lacking any other input I decided to go ahead and convert my layout to Gargraves. I've built a relatively sophisticated layout (for a rookie) and it'll be a big job to replace all the new track, accessory track and switches with Gargraves, but what the hay, that's what a hobby is supposed to be. Right?
Once that's done, I need to learn about TMCC. I'll be back ...

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