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E - Z Track Steel Alloy World's Greatest Hobby Track Pack (Steel)
on March 18, 2013
Backman EZ track works well, however one should note there are two (2) different version available from Bachmann
There is a steel rail version with BLACK roadbed, and there is a Silver/Nickel rail version with GRAY roadbed.
Of the two, the preferred version chosen by those in the know is the Silver/Nickel rails.
Why, because it suffers less from oxidation and bad electrical connectivity.
The Steel rails with Black roadbed (This review) is identical except for the type of rails used.
This unit features:
Nine 9" Straights Two Right Turnouts
One 9" Terminal/Rerailer Two Hayes Bumpers
One 9" Rerailer Four Switch Wires (Green)
Twenty 18" Radius Curves Two Termnal Wires (Red)
Two 3" Straights One DVD
Two Left Turnouts
If you are planning to run passenger trains (longer cars), the 18 inch radius curves may be too tight and it will cause derailments.
Personally, I have run these rails with 1920's - 1950's vintage heavyweight passenger cars and except for one car from Walthers, they worked perfectly.
The Walthers baggage car requires a 22 inch radius.
The modern stainless steel 72 foot (HO scale) passenger cars require the 22 inch radius curves as well.
Overall 4 stars out of 5