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Old 11-25-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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I have a Piko engine and Piko and LGB cars. Can I just lay the track directly on the ground for a temporary Christmas display or do I need something under it?

Are any of the G scale transformers/power packs water proof enough to be left outside to run the trains?

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Old 11-25-2019, 02:27 PM   #2
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I have a Piko engine and Piko and LGB cars. Can I just lay the track directly on the ground for a temporary Christmas display or do I need something under it?

Are any of the G scale transformers/power packs water proof enough to be left outside to run the trains?

Thank you.
They do make weather resistant transformers, but as far as being totally waterproof I don't think so. Some will build a waterproof box to place it in.

What kind of ground do you have? Grassy? Stones?
How big are you planning?
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:03 PM   #3
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It's just in front of the walk. Grass.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:23 AM   #4
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I wouldn't leave any power pack for model RR equipment outside.
Just disconnect it when you're done and take it back inside.
Trains, too.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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I have seen a temporary G scale layout on grass but I would not recommend it. I always took the controller and trains inside when not running.
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