EZ Track Transition to Flex Track?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by riverotter, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

    I have some legacy Bachmann EZ Track (33" radius curves) that I
    will be using for a hidden helix on "Layout 2.0" (where I'm applying
    everything I learned from all the mistakes I made on "Layout 1.0").

    I want to use flex track on cork for the rest of the layout. Since
    the rail tops of EZ Track are slightly higher than the rail tops of
    flex track on cork, I'd really appreciate any and all ideas about how
    to make a smooth transition between them, especially ideas you've
    actually implemented or seen done or heard about being done.
    I've searched the EZ Track catalog in vain looking for a transition
    section like Kato makes for its Unitrack.

    All suggestions will earn my everlasting thanks. Perhaps the "best"
    suggestion - i.e., the one I choose to implement - will get
    something more tangible...

    Thank you!

    P.S. I've been testing various kinds of track & have some "very
    slightly used" Kato Unitrack I'd like to "de-inventory-ize".
  2. alexander

    alexander Member

    how about gently sanding off some of the bottom of the track? would that work?
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I use wood door shims from the hardware store to transition from cork to tabletop on my yard and sidings. They have a nice taper and cut easily.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    depending on how much difference, you can put shims under the cork. If it's 1/8" or so, thin cardboard layers, stepping down a layer every 3 to 6 inches. Much less, you could do layers of making tape.
    For a small change like this, you need to be gentle as possible so as not to uncouple cars.
  5. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

    That's kinda neet, I pulled all the ez-track off my layout this weekend also.
  6. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    I use wood door shims for transitions also

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