I have a case of it for testing. The track is flex track. The rail's overall profile is lower. The gauge is tighter and car wheels don't have much slop. The ties are wood and probably need some type of treatment to survive?? Not nearly as tough as Aristo. Even the factory rep told me that it was fragile enough so don't walk on it.
I was planning on using them for storage tracks for cars. I would think the stainless should hold up and they won't get too much abuse.
I am surprised Friar Fred didn't comment on this posting as he used several boxes of it on the IPP&W many years ago. He also used every poison known to man in a fruitless attempt to preserve the wood ties. If I remember correctly the ties lasted two years if soaked in creosote. I still have a case of it in the basement. I might use it for an indoor storage track but definitely not outdoors.
Joe may have the closing comment on the use of Gargraves stainless "flex" track with wooden ties. He made the last post in the August thread after purchasing a case of it. Joe, any further comments since receiving the track in August? Fred's experience years ago was to dissuade use outdoors because of the ties deteriorating -- and, as you said, don't step on it.
So that leaves use indoors. I am thinking of next Christmas, for the under-tree train group The price is certainly reasonable for what appears to be stainless tubular track that flexes.
Your conclusions, and those of other users since the last posting?