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BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

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15 hours ago, Rail Co said:

... while it worked it wasn't reliable...

I agree that the tape’s own adhesive is fairly weak in general, and is definitely the weakest at those junctions.

What helps with the longevity of those weak points is establishing a more permanent layout...

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My problem with the tape I used (both copper and nickel, which is supposed to be stronger) is simply that it wears out relatively quickly.  The tape, wedged between the hard edge  of the track and the metal wheels of the 9V motor makes it quite easy to cut through the tape, and once you lose that hard inner edge of the track, you're no longer getting electrical contact.

I don't know how long you've used them, but I put them on my Christmas layout and they didn't last even hours.

 

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@fred67 I can’t say that I’ve used the tape on a whole layout or in a  seriously long-term setup... but the kind of tape I’m using is on the thicker side— its actually a tad difficult to bend into shape to be honest. I’m confident it’ll last a decent amount of time, but I should probably do some testing regardless.

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Nothing to report yet.  First test pieces are scheduled to sample next week, but there will probably need to be tooling modifications from there. 

Don't take my silence for inactivity.  Things are quite busy around here.

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On ‎3‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 6:55 PM, coaster said:

Nothing to report yet.  First test pieces are scheduled to sample next week, but there will probably need to be tooling modifications from there. 

Don't take my silence for inactivity.  Things are quite busy around here.

Great news - can't wait to hear more!

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