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    • February 9, 2018 2:21 PM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Last weekend in April is when this one is scheduled. After that, it's up for grabs. But your welcome anytime. 

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    • February 9, 2018 8:42 PM EST
      • Bomaderry, NSW Australia
         
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      John Caughey said:

      Graeme, Don't bother tying your track down. Let it float as a whole, it won't go anywhere, if the ends are secure to each other. My temperatures vary by 80degrees F. The rails grow and shrink with the seasons. Being free to float on at least 1/2" of ballast, works best here, no kinks. I have seen lateral movements up to an inch total where two long tangents forced a curve to bulge. Trains handled it as if it was planned!

      Thanks for the tip John, another one for the memory bank and its filling up fast.

       

      This post was edited by Graeme Price at February 9, 2018 8:43 PM EST
    • February 10, 2018 1:42 PM EST
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      My only problem with floating track is where I've connected Aristo stainless to brass or aluminum, and used Hillman's.  My first run each spring has to be slow, so I can find the track separations.  Electrolysis does not seem to be a factor.

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    • February 10, 2018 4:55 PM EST
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      That's why I like those darn tiny screws in Aristo. I torque 'em in and while it can move some, they don't come apart.

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    • February 11, 2018 8:19 PM EST
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      Yeah, I had REAL trouble with rail separation at the joiners with floating track too:

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    • February 11, 2018 11:47 PM EST
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      Ive had some success using zip ties to hold track together, in those spots where I try to join stainless and brass/aluminum.  I just have to remember to give the zip ties a squirt of black paint from a rattle can.  They dont like sunshine, at all.

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    • February 12, 2018 9:46 AM EST
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      Just put your Spring Fling on my calendar for April 28 / 29.  Looking forward to it.  I'll private message for your address before hand.

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    • February 12, 2018 9:57 AM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Okie dokie.........

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    • February 28, 2018 5:45 PM EST
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      If you use LGB track, they had little tie bars the lock the sections together.  But I also screw down my track on my raised line.  On my old ground level line it was semi floated.  I had some long landscape nails thru the ties into the dirt to help keep it in place.  I love those planter boxes and path lights.  Exactly what I am thinking on my new raised line planned for this year so I can run gauge 1 live steam that needs larger curves than my little LGB railway.   Mike the Aspie

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