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Building Lego Train Track


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Poll: Which type of track do you like better? (80 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose your ideal track

  1. Track in pieces (4.5V, 12V) (33 votes [41.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.25%

  2. Prefab (9V, R/C, PF) (47 votes [58.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.75%

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#26 Brickimad

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

I have all types of track.
Reckon that 12v and 9v were the best. Both have pros and cons, the blue era was a good idea, although not robust enough. 12v sorted that out, and I reckon was the "Golden Age" of Lego trains, as you have so many options, such as stop signals, level crossings, etc.

#27 mr_jrt

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:13 PM

How anyone can argue high speed of construction is a good thing is beyond me. The joy of LEGO is building everything, thus by the same argument that pre-built tracks are better then monstrosities like this are better too! :(

I'm a 12v fanboy, but I did dislike the centre conductor rails. Thus, the new ME Models metal modular tracks are what I'd have expected LEGO to have produced when they introduced 9v. Smaller identical parts means the moulds are smaller and simpler, and thus cheaper. I'll be buying a lot and converting everything over to PF motors with 12/9v pickups as soon as I can (I missed 9v completely so have very little 9v track).

...and those extra sleepers on the 9v curves are a pain when you want to attach 12v conductor rails to them for some dual-electrified track sections ;)
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