CURVABLE PLAIN TRACK, SELF GAUGING, PLASTIC MOLDED TIE BASES
TRACK BASES FIT A COMPLETE RANGE OF RAIL SIZES, Code 55 thru 83.
Wood grained, curvable, plastic tie strip with exquisitely detailed molded on tie plates - Branch Line Version Shown.
SUITABLE FOR BOTH PROTO:87 AND REGULAR HO
Beautifully molded, scale tie plates and spike heads make our track base resemble the prototype appearance as accurately as possible, while also providing dependable support and sufficient gauge positioning for either code 70 or 83 FB rail. Code 55 rail may also be used but requires the use of a track gauge for exact placement and gauging. Both rail and base can be glued and/or spiked in place, with optional occasional spikes adding to the stability of mostly glued construction, during and after installation.
CHOOSE FROM THREE DIFFERENT TIE LENGTHS AND SPACING STYLES - Then use the rail size of your choice.
"Branch" and "Main Line" versions have just tie plates and dummy spike heads realistically molded onto the accurately wood textured, highly curvable, plastic tie base strip.
The "Transition Era" version also has bendable spike heads that can be used hold down the rail as well as using contact adhesive.
"Transition Era" base version with peenable spike heads and rail clamps as shown above.
NOTE: RAIL ALIGNING "JIG GROOVES" are ALREADY MOLDED in the plastic on all three versions. So assembly and track laying is a Snap!
Now passings sidings and spurs look correctly different from major through tracks and Class I Main Lines
The plastic base track has three ties size/spacing options:
Main line using 9ft ties spaced
Transition Era using 8ft 6in ties spaced
Branch/Siding using 8ft ties spaced
All have "grooved tie plates and dummy spike heads to locate code 83 and code 70 rail in place. Code 55 may also be used, provided the track guage is checked when laying.