N scale Difference between Atlas track & Atlas "Snap" track

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Burger, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Burger

    Burger New Member

    I'm going N scale. At hobby lobby all they carry is Atlas "Snap" track. I see other places carry Atlas track, but no mention of "Snap"... is this all the same stuff? If not, what's the difference and what do you recommend? Thanks as always...:wave:
  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    "Snap Track" is just Atlas' trade name for their traditional sectional track. It will mate with almost any other code 80 track products from a variety of manufacturers. Atlas also manufacturers smaller profile code 55 track for the fine-scale purists; it should always be labeled as such in an advertisement.

    I'd recommend sticking with the "old fashioned" code 80 if you are building your first layout. It's available anywhere, very reasonably priced, and practically indestructable. Others will argue that you should "do it right" and just start with the code 55 stuff and be done with it. To that I say that rarely does a modeler build just one layout in their lifetime; use what's proven and reliable to start with and down the road you can "upgrade" when you have a little more experience under your belt.

  3. Burger

    Burger New Member

    Thanks for clearing that up for me Brian.:thumb:

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