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Old 12-12-2019, 08:30 PM   #1
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Debating track for the new Layout

Looking for some advice and input. Finally going to be setting up a permanent layout in it's own room once we move into the new house. I am debating track, as I grew up and have a nice little stash of Atlas O Nickel Silver Rail. Lately, Ross Custom Switches variety in switches and reviews have really gotten me intrigued to their switches, but I am not sure I wan't to combine the Atlas track with their switches for aesthetic reasons. Has anyone done a full layout in Ross Track? (Could save on shipping possibly as Ross Custom Switches is 30 minutes from my house.) Thanks everyone!
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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Interesting... I wasn't aware that he was producing track. Regarding aesthetics, his switches also go well with GarGraves Phantom track, as well.

I used his switches, but Steve wasn't producing track when I built my layout. Have fun deciding and building!
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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I use Ross turnouts and Gargraves flex track on my layout.

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Old 12-12-2019, 09:27 PM   #4
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I use Ross turnouts and Gargraves flex track on my layout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFXK993e9Ng


That does look really good together. Is Gargraves a quiet track. That is one thing I like about Atlas
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:33 PM   #5
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Gargraves is tubular track, but it sits on wooden ties which helps insulate it against noise. You can see I use sound board for the base of my layout, so noise is minimal. One of the reasons I went with Gargraves track was due to aesthetics with the Ross turnouts.
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:32 AM   #6
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My layout is 95% Ross track & switches. I have about 400' of it.
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My layout is 95% Ross track & switches. I have about 400' of it.


Does the rest of the track compare to the quality of the switches?
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We are using Ross track and turnouts and are very pleased. It is easy to work with. Our layout is about 38 X 18 so we have a lot of it also.

A few times we have wanted flex track and Ross and Gargraves fit perfectly.

Steve has been helpful when we had any questions.
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Does the rest of the track compare to the quality of the switches?
Most definately.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #10
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Most of the large club layouts are Ross Switches and Gargraves Track. Hard to beat that combination.

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