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Old 30-05-2018, 10:40 AM   #1
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Just wondering what is the best way of storing track that is not being used?
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Old 30-05-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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Probably in a draw or somewhere out of direct sunlight. If the track is the old steel track then you need somewhere away from dampness. Points are best to be kept dry if possible. Other then that they should be OK. Track these days is relatively hardy and can be used out doors if it has nickel silver rail. The points may need a little shelter in harsher environments, as do the railjoiners which may need early replacement.
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I use one of those cardboard tubes with plastic ends - like what posters used to be kept in.
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I just chuck it in an old drawer in the loft. Seems quite happy.
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Thats not nice, leaving it in the dark. Mine is in box under layout, so it does not feel abandoned.
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My yard lengths of track are bundled up under my bed! They are safe enough. The occasional one which has snagged on something and broken was used to help build my current layout with scratchbuilt track so it doesn't go to waste.
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The reason I was asking is that I have some spare track and I have put it in a plastic box with a lid.
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Well there you go then. Plastic box, drawer, tube, anything that prevents it being stepped on.
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Will it stop them from going rusty?
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If itís new nickel silver track it wonít go rusty. If itís older steel track it shouldnít go rusty if kept in a dry place.
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