Hello all, My wife re-opened a can of worms on a childhood obsession when she gave me a Lionel starter set for Christmas of '06 and prompted friends to give me an expansion set and accessories for '07. I've finally cleared out enough of the garage that I'm ready to start implementing some of the last year and change's schemes and dreams. But, I've already hit the point where my plans exceed the flexibility of off-the-shelf FastTrack. I was wondering if anyone has had success joining FastTrack to Gargraves or Atlas? I have a two-door engine house I'd like to park my CC 762 Berkshire and the TMCC-upgraded 4-4-2 from my dear wife, but there's no way I can get FastTrack to line up with the doors, and it'll be way simpler to set up a reversing loop if I can use flex track to line things up too. Do I need to use a Lionel Fasttrack to tubular conversion track, and then the Gargraves or Atlas to tubular connector pins? Or, can I pull out the FastTrack pins and use the aforementioned Gargraves/Atlas to tubular pins to connect to the FT directly? Also, the Berkshire I've lusted after since I was a child and finally obtained last week is equipped with magnetraction. It's fairly clear to me that I'll lose that benefit on the Atlas rails. Gargraves' website describes their track as either stainless steel or tinplated steel, so I thought I'd be ok on their products... but then I saw another forum post mentioning magnetraction loss on Gargraves rails and was confused. I'm hoping someone can offer feedback about magnetraction engines on Gargraves rails. Thanks in advance for any help!