Fast Tracks

Sequence for laying N scale track.
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Author:  BCDon [ Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Sequence for laying N scale track.

Let's start with straight track. I couldn't find a video on this but would like one. Anyway, do I:
1) Build the track in the jig (no problems there). Other than, when I want to join track, do I use the HO method of soldering the two rails to a single PCB or do I leave some sticking out and then use a rail joiner? I don't think I can put the rail joiner on a PCB tie as that'd likely cause a bump.

2) Lay the ties on top of the roadbed, securing with yellow glue? Or is there a better adhesive or some other alternative?

3) Lay the track from step 1 onto the ties, securing with? Are there N scale spikes available or should I just use glue. And if glue, what kind? I'm concerned about using Pilobond as I figure I likely need to move the track around a bit before it is in its final position, especially if I'm joining 2 pieces together.

Do I then paint the track?

Should I prestain the ties? If so, after gluing down or before?

When do I ballast with this kind of scenario?

Just looking for the sequence and recommended methods versus the not recommended.


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