I purchased these for use in my Christmas Village. They fit my HO model train correctly. They are wide enough to stay where I place them. (wider than the original 'tracks' that came with the train)...Would buy again.
True, these are not like the ones I had when I was a kid but these slide together easy. They're a hard plastic base, metal rails. Only one word of caution; If you don't pay attention you can slip them together while still having the metal tracks misaligned. Not that it's hard to put them together but it's easy to overlook because they will still go together.
Great replacement for my old Nickel Silver rail system. No longer need to nail down the tracks to keep them together when the Christmas village is set up. Much stronger system and looks far better than the old track system.
The help of my 6 and 8 year old grandchildren was required to put this track together. They were able to show me how to make this work. Assembly assisted with my "bonding" efforts a lot. I'm sure that I could not have put this track together without their engineering skills. I should have ordered more track and several variations and will do so after Christmas. Maybe then the grandkids will let me play with the train.