Hope somebody can help here,after a bit of advice on two things.
1/On my layout which is in the garage loft,i have a removable section to enable easy access to the centre of the layout.Been having lots of trouble with this removable section-as regards the levels of the track being uneven,the track popping out right at the edges of each section as though the pins wont hold it in,loss of power over the section.
Any advice on-best way to fix the track (soft insulation board used on layout..ugh)
-loss of power problem
-how to even out the levels of the track to as perfect as possible.
2nd major problem (sorry!)....i used soft insulation board for this layout which was a mistake but i have gone too far now.
in summer,the direct sunlight caused severe buckling of the rails and i cut expansion joints out to remedy this....BUt....crucially,the soft board warped aswell.
it has warped under the track with the effects on the layout of mining subsidence,which is no bad thing,quite realistic really here in yorkshire....problem being,locos with long wheel base or units which are long e.g hornby 155 either catch on the track joint which is now raised up and get stuck or derail.
any way around this at all?....im not sure if there is...
short of restarting totally,but i have spent too much now.
im told the best way to fix track to soft board is to glue it not pin it is thus true?
just one other thing,i have heard that those relco style track cleaners are not good for these posh motors in modern models and they get burnt out if they are used with a relco...is this true?..
sorry guys n gals thanks!