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    • September 4, 2018 1:14 PM EDT
      • Denver, Colorado
         
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      Anybody know where I can get code 250 aluminum track and turns?

         I want to replace the Gargraves track I used in my mountain freight yard, but I don't want to spend a fortune right now. I'd like to get the code 250 (or is 225? I'm not sure), which is lighter than the regular code 335 on the mainline..the lighter look and feel in the yard is what I'm after. Turns out the Gargraves is too flimsy and the switches are worse than Aristocraft.

       

         Thanks.

       

         An old picture of the yard:

               

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    • September 4, 2018 1:28 PM EDT
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      Llagas Creek has both aluminum track and turnouts:

      https://llagascreekrailways.com/products/llagas-creek-track

       

      And Sunset Valley sells aluminum track (but not turnouts):

      https://www.sunsetvalleyrailroad.com/track---rail.html

    • September 4, 2018 1:28 PM EDT
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      John,

      Here is one place.   https://www.sunsetvalleyrailroad.com/

    • September 4, 2018 2:53 PM EDT
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      Switchcrafters has 250 aluminum rail, either un-weathered or weathered.

      http://www.switchcrafters.com/ez-catalog/X381875/14/SC-AR-250-16

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    • September 4, 2018 8:13 PM EDT
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      I just bought a #6 fully-assembled and two #6 kits from Switchcrafters (by way of Bob Ferguson at Garden Railroad Supply Co.). Good product, good service, good all-around. I also bought 250 aluminum rail in the same manner a few years back and some accessories directly from Bruce.

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    • September 4, 2018 8:33 PM EDT
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      If you don’t mind repairing switches, I have six RH and one LH #6, and one LH #8 in aluminum.  Mostly Switchcrafters, but a few Llagas

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    • September 11, 2018 1:40 PM EDT
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      bob;  the  photo did not show up when i clicked on it.  what kind of price are you looking to get on the #6 turnouts that need to be repaired.  Dan

    • September 12, 2018 8:22 PM EDT
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         Thanks men, I'm getting there and I appreciate the responses. Life has gotten in the way on model railroading lately...but at least I might have some money for RR stuff!

       

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    • September 13, 2018 6:21 PM EDT
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      John Passaro said:

         Thanks men, I'm getting there and I appreciate the responses. Life has gotten in the way on model railroading lately...

      Yea, that happens a lot

       

       

      but at least I might have some money for RR stuff!

      That doesn't happen often enough,

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