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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gil Finn, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I need to match hights between Atlas True track and regular snap track.
    Would s section of cork road bed do that?
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Gil, if you're already using cork roadbed, I'm sure that you could use coarse sandpaper (on a sanding block) to decrease the thickness of the cork underneath the higher track. If you're not normally using cork, though, try using the same coarse sandpaper on the bottom of the ties of the track that sits higher. If you're careful, you should be able to taper from full-thickness ties on one end of a section of track, to ties thin enough at the opposite end so that the top of the rail will line up perfectly with the other type of track. The longer the distance over which you spread the taper, the less noticeable it will be.

    Wayne
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Gil,

    If the True Track (roadbed track) is higher, then use strips of maksing tape on top of the cork to build it up to match. Lay a 12" piece, then a 10", then 8", and so on (or whatever is needed) to achieve a nice gentle taper.

    If the cork + snap track is higher, then simply sand the cork as per doctorwayne's suggestion.

    Andrew
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Sorry for the confusion there, Gil. I wasn't aware that Atlas made track with roadbed. :oops:

    Wayne