Track Identification

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by trainduck, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. trainduck

    trainduck New Member

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    I am trying to identify some track pieces I have of my dad's from the late 40's or early 50's. Some have fasten down holes inside the rails, some outside. Does anyone know of a site or webpage which would have pictures to help me identify the manufacturer and more specifics about the track. Most of his old trains are either Lionel or Marx. I'm new to this but believe it is all either O or O27.

    Thanks
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    I think I might can help. Take enough curved pieces to make a complete circle. If the diameter of the circle is 27 inches then it is O27. Larger than that would be O track. Also sometimes the mfg's name was stamped into the underside of the metal ties. Also the O track was slightly higher and the rails were slightly thicker. Hope this helped:)