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Hi there, I have a quantity of track by Triang but bought by a wrong descriptor off Ebay. I find it is totally different to the rest of my track so I am going to post it back on Ebay but, being honest ,I need to know the actual type of track it is. Is there a site out there that lists older track types.
The Numbers on the pieces of track are, R196;R491;R480;R290;R291/293(points) plus more.
Any help or hints would be much appreciated
 

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QUOTE (scouse @ 21 Oct 2007, 00:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi there, I have a quantity of track by Triang but bought by a wrong descriptor off Ebay. I find it is totally different to the rest of my track so I am going to post it back on Ebay but, being honest ,I need to know the actual type of track it is. Is there a site out there that lists older track types.
The Numbers on the pieces of track are, R196;R491;R480;R290;R291/293(points) plus more.
Any help or hints would be much appreciated

Hi mate ,
Could it be what the called "super 4" track which had a larger rail than the newer system 6 track. Your probably going back about 20 years. I seam to think you could get a converter section of track which let you join the tracks together. Hope this helps.
 

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QUOTE (gromit54 @ 21 Oct 2007, 10:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi mate ,
Could it be what the called "super 4" track which had a larger rail than the newer system 6 track. Your probably going back about 20 years. I seam to think you could get a converter section of track which let you join the tracks together. Hope this helps.

Cheers gromit54 i'll try and chase that info up, thanks for getting back to me
 

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R196, R290 and R291/293 are all Series 3 Track made between 1958 and 1965.
R480 and R491 are 'Super 4' track items made between 1962 and 1973.

Basically any track item with a number below 400 is Series 3 or earlier, 400+ is Series 4, 600+ is System 6. This is a bit rough and ready but should be a reasonable guide.
(A 'Series 5' was planned but they jumped from Super 4 to System 6 in one go for various reasons.)

For a full history of track changes, see Pat Hammond's 'The story of Rovex', volumes 1 and 2.

Regards,
John Webb
 
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