Where to buy track in bulk??

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  1. Rob24

    Rob24 New Member

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    Yeah, I am sure this has been asked 10,000 times. I even attemted a search.

    So where do you guys buy your HO track in bulk? I really don't like the idea of buying track $0.90 at a time.
  2. iis612

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    Try Ebay, Walthers.com, search the Atlas website for there dealers.
    Flex track is sold in bulk.
  3. J. Steffen

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    I bought flex track a couple bucks a piece. It went a long way and I still have half of it. I may use It later.
  4. Rob24

    Rob24 New Member

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    Where did you buy it?
  5. J. Steffen

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    My LHS. Comes in 36" lengths. I think most of the time it goes for a little over two dollars a length.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Any decent hobbyshop should either have or be able to get you flextrack in bulk. When I got mine, the owner asked how many cases I wanted, then simply went to the stockroom to get it. I don't recall how much it cost, but it's quite a bit cheaper than buying it by the piece. One case did most of the layout that's finished to date.

    Wayne
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    That's just way too much track. Unless a football field won't contain your layout.
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Larry's right: talk to your dealer and see if you can make a deal for the amount that you require.

    You'd be surprised how fast you can use up track. While my layout is an "around-the-room" type, the room isn't overly large and I've already used more than a case of 100 pieces, and there's still about a third more layout to construct. Yards, staging yards, and passing tracks will quickly eat into your supply.

    Wayne
  12. rogerw

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    Agreed wayne. I seems to go fast.
  13. Rob24

    Rob24 New Member

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    Thanks for the great replys guys! I thought there were cheaper alternatives then the LHS. I am all for supporting the local guys, but I also like to save money where I can.
  14. Wildcatfootball

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    I can attest to this. Although my room is smaller then yours (or so I think, it's only 15x11) and after all is said and done, I'll need at least 70 pieces of just flex. I was very surprised at how much I'll need with how small my layout is.
  15. TruckLover

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    it is amazing how much layouts eat up at flex track. I figure im going to go thru a whole 100 pack and then some for my trackplan just because i have so much track for my plan. I dont mind it tho, its more room for trains to roam the rails :mrgreen: :mrgreen: