Flex track and foam

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Tim K, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    What is the best method for temporarily installing flex track on foam.

    I want to try a couple different ideas that involve using flex track for making large radius turns.

    Tim K
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    never tried it...but...how about double sided tape? Or that double sided foam tape?

  3. stump7

    stump7 Member

    I use "tee" headed pins, available at office supply stores, and push them down through the little holes in the middle of the ties. If you want to try rolling stock over the track use track nails. They will hold fairly well for testing unless your curve is so tight that track tension will push them out.
  4. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    I use the T topped pins as well - a few of the placed on angles, etc - and you've got a home run...
  5. Relic

    Relic Member

    I've used ordinary straight pins through the holes in the ties. Some pins have bigger heads than others
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I use straight pins outside the rails and between the ties. Spikes are too short and pop up. I don't like the look of pins in the middle of ties (but I have done it).

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