how do you attach the track to the road bed?

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  1. cjfeltner

    cjfeltner New Member

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    after you glue the road bed down to your foam layout how do you attach the track to the road bed?:wave:
  2. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    glue the track to the roadbed, same glue that you use to glue the roadbed to the foam.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Some people use glue, some use rail nails others I've heard here use pins that they remove once the ballast is down. Me, I use rail nails since I never seem to get the track exactly where it should be the first time.:rolleyes: That way I have the flexibility to move it around easily. There should be holes in the ties every few inches along the track for these nails.
  4. Doc Holliday

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    I use cheap latex caulk, spread very thin with a spakle knife and then temporary T pins to hold the track down until it sets.
    Doc
  5. nkp174

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    On Atlas's code 83 flex track...you have to turn the track over to see the holes. You then have to whack a nail in this hole...pull it out, and you'll have the holes for mounting.

    I use track nails or I hand lay with ties glued to the roadbed.