what if you could cut out the gruve the same shape as the rail, then just remove the old metal ties and push on the new ties,this would keep every thing in alinement, you could still spike, them just for looks, I know I said I use and like fastrack, but I also love to come with new ideas and projects.If you want ties, consider tubular track on real wood. You need a small nail with an oversize head and spike away!!!!!!!!! Get rid of the metal ties altogether. It would make a very unique layout. I wonder how a switch would look???????
YES!! but fastrack is still tubular,and so is the new MTH track .but I like lionel fastrack JMO.I like that idea of cutting them myself. I would really prefer something that resembles real track vice just bare rails. Other than an "older style" look with the tubular, is there any real benefit from the non-tubular (graves, atlas, fastrak) over the old stuff?