Where do you buy your 7mm scale track rail and accesories

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Who do you use for the purchase of O Gauge rail products ?

    I am after metre lengths of " rail only " for incorporation into an engine shed build. I will be marrying it with peco flexitrack elsewhere on the layout.

    Suppliers and any experience / recommendations .... ie prompt delivery etc would be appreciated

    Toto
     
  2. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I've used 'Marcway' track, 598-600 Attercliffe road, Sheffield, S9 3QS, 0114 2449170 as they are only about 15 miles from me. They can also custom built pointwork to your requirements, and do a box of 10 x 1 yard lengths of code 124 'wooden sleepered' track for £60 + P&P, and I understand they supply individual track components also. Website if interested, marcway.net NO connection except as a satisfied customer, but I've only collected as opposed to mail order so can't vouch for their delivery. Hope thats of help.
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks Keith,

    I spotted their site and I am considering them. .... there is another well known supplier of similar but I understand that Dundee had major issues on delivery times. ( they shall remain unnamed) . I am in no immediate rush but would like delivery guaranteed with a reasonable timescale ... say a week or two.

    I need 9 x metre lengths to complete. I believe the various chairs come with my kit, I'll check that. I would imagine they would fit the Marcwsys Bullhead rail ok.

    Thanks for now

    Toto
     
  4. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I think I know the 'well known supplier of similar' you refer to, he has something of a reputation for slow supply I understand! His stuff is good quality, but that's no consolation if he doesn't get off his backside and actually despatch the stuff. I gather that if you pre-order for collection at a show, he's ok, but as he's 'down south' and you're 'up north', that's not a lot of help! Best of luck with it.
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    Guess it’s a choice between 10 for £60 or 12 for £27.
     
  7. Toto

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    I think we know which one is gonna win. Peco is fine according to the instructions

    Winner

    Toto
     
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    Rail ordered from Hattons. Delivery £ 4.00 .... cant argue with that.

    Toto
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And will the true Scotsman step forward :avatar:

    Next up you'll be building your own points - now that will be interesting :giggle:
     
  10. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Too much faffing around .... track building in general. If I manage to fit 8 straight lengths co Pete with chairs etc to my engine shed, I'll be happy thanks.

    Toto
     
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    Bullhead rail arrived from Hattons today.

    That was quick for £4.00 postage

    Toto
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    That's for complete track from Marcway though Brian, not just lengths of rail. They do sell track components separately, but I've no idea of price, hence why I gave the website address so Toto could check if interested.
    Keith.
     
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    So it is, I didn’t check that because Toto was enquiring about lengths of rail not complete track. I thought the answer was referring to that.
     
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    I seem to purchase my o gauge bullhead track and items from Hattons, this is due to there good postal services.
     

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