Hello All, New to the forum, and model railroading -- thanks to my "train-crazy" 5-year old. We (more like I) built a pretty cool landscaped layout, which I was surprised to find I really enjoyed. Here's my problem. I used Power-loc track. Now that the layout is (almost) completed, I've decided to change track. Reason: It's a little tight in places (don't ask) however it did fit and works well (so not a total rookie disaster...a few tense moments though). But....I don't like the black "plasticy" look. Also it just seems to stick out too much -- high profile. Because Power-loc has basically its own base, I just laid it over the plasered areas. Now that I am looking to move to Atlas flex-track. Here are my questions: Can/Should I just glue/tack down the Atlas or should I buy some track-bed? When I was screwing around last night, it seems like that would be sort of difficult. How do I join the track? After gluing or before? How high is the profile of track bed? Will the profile be similar to Power-loc? Or are there different heights. If I do need bed, I just glue to down and the attach the track and add ballast? Advanced thanks to everyone! Just think one day I might be answering question on this forum....scarry!