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Hello,
anybody use Minitrix N gauge track and is it robust, is it compatable with other makes? Are the points of the insulfrog or electrofrog variety? I've seen a set that is reasonably good value for money but being an HO modeller I don't really know anything about N gauge, however it does seem a good Christmas present for my son. I'm deliberating as to whether or not to go for it or buy things seperately and go for Peco track; any thoughts?

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Thanks again for your replies, I've decided to go for the Minitrix set and continue with their track. It's all for my son's Christmas present, so hopefully Santa will be bringing him something worthwhile! Not only that, I hope this will kindle a lifelong interest with him. I received my first set at the age of 4, a Triang goods set with the Class 31 (Brush Type 2) loco, I've still got it not that it runs very well; yet 40 years later I'm not sure that I run as well either!

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Many thanks to everybody who has contributed to an interesting, if at times heated, debate. My son is extremely interested in getting a set for Christmas and I've just ordered a Minitrix start set for him. If he carries on with his interest I will look at getting more prototypical track, but at the moment the Minitrix track looks good.

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Hello Rowan,
the track is robust and easily available here so we have added to the initial start set. Although I laid it for him he enjoys it and has started to make small alterations himself.

The points are perhaps a bit toy like, but again are robust and we have had no problem with them, all in all a good buy, from a model shop in Germany (mail order) that my son still enjoys 6 months later on.

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P.S Thanks again to everybody who contributed, this was my first post, so it was good to get friendly and helpful advice!
 

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should have done this sooner but since our move back to Scotland my son has become more and more interested in his layout, which is good news (it's so wet here he has to stay in the house a lot more).

Anyway thanks again to everyone who contributed to my first thread and here's a photo of William next to his layout, that he designed himself in N gauge



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Hello Vad,
I think you are right to raise concerns over the pointwork, it's not brilliant, plus it's difficult to get Minitrix track here in Scotland. William and I are slowly replacing the Minitrix rack with Peco, easily available here. Still it served its purpose, William still enjoys his train set almost one year on, and is now ready to become interested in more realistic model railway matters.

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