You may be looking at these pictures and thinking “hey, wasn’t he working on hand laid track with tie plates, what’s the deal with the Bachmann EZ-Track?” and I’d totally understand but I can explain.
As I mentioned in an earlier post I’ve been super busy painting the house (I negotiated today off) which means not getting train time and even before that I’d been itching to run some trains but didn’t have anything setup or anywhere to set things up. This is also part of the reason I built some bench work this month. I’ve been trying to decided what level of detail to go with, either plain hand laid or hand laid with tie plates like I’ve been working with on the speeder shed diorama. I haven’t reached a firm conclusion on which way to go, in part because I think my technique (lack of) is what’s causing my failures and frustrations. In the meantime I don’t want to wait to run things, and don’t want to handlay track and then rip it up if I do go with tie plates, or buy flex track and do the same. I do have this Bachmann EZ-Track though.
It’s actually track from some 7-8 years ago when I was just getting back into the hobby and I have a bunch of it that only gets used when I setup something on the floor for the kids. So I thought why not set up a temporary track that’s roughly what I want to build so I can run some trains and test out how it’ll operate.
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