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Offline JHSvensson

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Fleischmann Track Practice Question
« on: October 22, 2018, 06:54:11 pm »
Hello, what is the standard Continental practice for using the Piccolo sectional track, as in do people use cork underlay beneath it, or attach directly to a base?  I ask because for non-ballasted track a cork or other roadbed is fairly standard here in the US, and I haven't used a molded ballast track system before...and Fleischmann's is fairly "low" compared to Atlas, Kato or other brands.  My instinct says don't use cork with it, but thought I would check, particularly if one were modelling a branch line.  Thanks in advance.  Jon

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Re: Fleischmann Track Practice Question
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 06:58:14 pm »
I doubt there is a "standard", it's down to personal preference (as is the use of cork with any brand of track).   

Given the Fleischmann track is pre-ballasted it's not really necessary to pack it with anything unless you want the effect of a really high ballast shoulder.
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Re: Fleischmann Track Practice Question
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 07:11:25 pm »
Hello, what is the standard Continental practice for using the Piccolo sectional track, as in do people use cork underlay beneath it, or attach directly to a base?  I ask because for non-ballasted track a cork or other roadbed is fairly standard here in the US, and I haven't used a molded ballast track system before...and Fleischmann's is fairly "low" compared to Atlas, Kato or other brands.  My instinct says don't use cork with it, but thought I would check, particularly if one were modelling a branch line.  Thanks in advance.  Jon

I'm pretty sure you don't need cork under pre-ballasted track, I think your instinct is correct!

 

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