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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Scale-Craft OO Track and Tie Strip

One of your options back in say 1940 if you wanted to build an OO gauge layout was to use tie strip.

John Blackburn forwarded this photo of two rolls of tie strip, along with two pieces of Scale-Craft sectional track. In the Scale-Craft 1940 catalog they list among track parts these sections, switch kits, and “Continuous Tie Section” which was available in 50 and 100 foot rolls. It was priced at 5 cents per foot, but also packaged as part of a track kit, which was the below:
K2218 15 Ft. 2-Rail Track Kit (Consisting of 30 Lineal Ft. Steel Rail, 15 Ft. Continuous Tie Section, Connectors and Spikes … 1.95
I don’t think I would ever want to actually use the tie strip at this point in time but it was one of the options out there and something to keep your eye peeled for.

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