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Hornby Track - Short Straight

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  • Links short gaps well
  • Can be weaker than longer pieces
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      09.03.2015 22:09
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      • "Links short gaps well"

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      • "Can be weaker than longer pieces"

      Perfect for joining the two sides at the end.

      In this review I will cover both the 'made in China' which is nickel and the 'made in Austria' which is steel.

      Made in China circa 1990 -
      The rails conduct electricity well, the fishplates connect well with other track. The plastic sleepers provide the attachment is no different to the norm that is on Hornby track. Though too often the rails can disconnect from the rails. This can be repaired by using superglue but it is difficult to align the rails properly. If the rails are not aligned properly when gluing back, the connection with the other track is likely to push them of the sleepers again! The colour of the rails tend to be bright silver.

      Made in Austria circa 1970 - 1980
      The rails conduct electricity well, the fishplates connect well though are perhaps a little tighter than the Chinese equivalent. The plastic sleepers provide the attachment is no different to the norm that is on Hornby track. The clips from the sleeper to the rail is more secure than the Chinese equivalent and I have had fewer incidences of them separating. The colour of the rails tend to be silver with a blue tinge.

      Good quality second hand pieces are more than acceptable and can often be significantly cheaper than the original price.

      The full price whilst one of the cheaper pieces, which is to be expected given its size, is relatively expensive and discounts tend to be far and few. In terms of value to money the longer pieces are better but in layouts you often find you are one small piece short which the short straight would fit the bill. They have little purpose for sidings which in most cases can be more flexible in size.

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