How to lay model railroad track

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How to lay model railroad track

Many model railroaders use flextrack attached to cork roadbed for their layouts. In this basic training video Model Railroader associate editor Cody Grivno shows you how to lay track on cork roadbed using track nails. For more model railroading how-to videos, visit


geomodelrailroader says:

thanks for the tip MR. I have track in N and HO laying it can be? a problem.

MrMaxx02 says:

Do you glue the cork roadbed to the base board? or do you rely on the spikes to hold both track & roadbed in place?

Charlie Schulz says:

the cork is usually glued before.? The track nail goes a very small depth into the actually wood.

thehoff1982 says:

i’m not bothering with cork or underlay cos the guy who lives below me is a total dick! i would really appreciate some advice though as the track pins i bought seem to be too narrow for the holes in the sleepers and i can’t be arsed using glue, will panel pins or small nails work? also, i only have wire cutters and a metal file to alter rail length, should i crimp top and bottom or horizontally, ? cheers

commanderwalker13 says:

could i use? hot glue instead?

simpleplanrok says:

Hello, I was just wondering as i’m planning to? start a layout very soon how you make the curves look a little bit on the slant, as at a station in the UK, Peterborough the two centre fast tracks seem to be on a slant at the curve and i was hoping to recreate this on my layout. Many thanks if you can help 🙂

mxferro says:

good god man!! use a dremel!!! that many holes? to be done?? no hand vise

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