Gargraves, Curtiss and Ross are very compatible with each other and
between them offer an extensive assortment of track. American made and
of high quality it shows good electrical connection and smooth
operation. I would go with it. I like Atlas which is much like the
Super O in its construction. It looks very good and operates well but
is foreign made by a not so friendly nation and has serious electrical
connectivity problems when it ages which means soldered jumpers at
joints. My experience any way.
Good Luck in your effort,
Hello, and for S-gauge. the Gargraves track is arguably a little more
realistic looking than A.C. Gilbert stock. OTOH there are a few of us,
myself included, that insist on keeping our post WWII AF layouts and
accessories exactly as they came from the manufacturer while disdaining
third-party add-ons (except for maybe Plasticville models). That also
means using the original AF red pushbutton accessory control switches even
though small SPST bat lever toggle switches or pushbuttons would take up
much less space on the control board!
Just a side issue - those small AF 50W transformers that came with the
packaged AF train sets are good as street light and accessory light
dimmers in larger layouts.
You might want to post on the Yahoo S-gauge group. There's folks there
which can provide comment on Gargraves. Sincerely,
John Wood (Code 5550) e-mail: email@example.com
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20375-5337
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