How To Projects How to lay flex track

How to lay flex track

By Don Parker | August 20, 2010

Bending, assembling, and installing reliable flex track

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Trackwork at the Hoot Valley complex shows #8 limestone gravel roadbed underlying the #9 limestone ballast. The near track is the mainline and the other is the lumber-yard and engine-service siding. (The mainline runs through the train-storage shed in the background.)
Don Parker



Now it’s time to get that track onto prepared roadbed so you can finally start running trains. I’ll describe how I installed flex track on my Hoot ‘n’ Holler Railroad as an example of one way to lay track.



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