Super O track is LESS expensive then Fastrack, Atlas, MTH and all the newer systems except for good old tubular (O and 027).You have been here long enough you should show what you have done with it!
I have collected some of it but I will not pay outrageous prices for it.
Here is the answer to your question by a member of another group to which I belong:I, too, fell in love with the look of Super O in the early '60s. It looked so much more realistic than tubular.
An interesting link on the history of Super 0 was posted earlier.
Lionel applied for a patent on March 26, 1951, but the patent was not granted until March 30, 1954. Super O was produced beginning in 1957. Doesn't that seem like an undue lapse of time (six years from the patent application to production)? If Lionel had moved more quickly and introduced Super O in, say, 1954 or 1955, might it have a greater chance of success? I wonder what was the cause of the delay.
I'm paying about $7.80 for a 37" section of Gargraves flex track. Is Super O less than that?Super O track is LESS expensive then Fastrack, Atlas, MTH and all the newer systems except for good old tubular (O and 027).
At one time it was quite expensive but has not been since the arrival of Ebay.