The Basics You Need "Down There"
Track, Roadbed, Couplers, Car Upgrades
- and MORE, from Makin' Tracks!

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Atlas No. 500 HO C83
FLEX TRACK Brown Tie

(Limited quantities available)

The essential, code 83 Atlas Flex track, 3 feet long. Sold in units of 5 to a pack.

MSRP: $33.75 for 5 pieces

1-4 packs: 30.00/pack

5+ packs: 28.00/pack

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Atlas No. 178 HO C100
FLEX TRACK Black Tie

(Limited quantities available)

Code 100. Same quality, but less cost than code 83. Sold in units of 5 to a pack.

MSRP: $27.50 for 5 pieces

Buy 1-4 packs: 28.00/pack

Buy 5+ packs: 25.00/pack 

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Atlas No. 170 HO C100 & C83
Rail Joiners (48 per card)

Use on both C100 and C83 track. Nickel silver. 48 to a card

MSRP: $3.99 per card of 48

Buy 1-9 cards: 3.75/card

Buy 10+ cards: 3.25/card

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Atlas No. 552 HO
Plastic Joiners (24 per card)

C83. 24 per card.

MSRP: $2.50 per card of 24

Buy 1-9 cards: 2.25/card

Buy 10+ cards: 2.00/card

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Atlas No. 55 HO
Plastic Joiners (24 per card)

C100. 24 per card.

MSRP: $2.50 per card of 24

Buy 1-9 cards: 2.25/card

Buy 10+ cards: 2.00/card

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Midwest
#3013 HO Cork Roadbed

3 foot sections.

MSRP: $1.60 each (case of 25)

Buy 1-10: 1.40/ea.

Buy 11+: 1.25/ea.

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Woodland Scenics
#1474 Foam Trackbed Roll

24 foot roll.

MSRP: $12.99 each roll

Buy 1-5 rolls: 10.00/roll

Buy 6+ rolls: 9.00/roll

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Buck's Ballast

Our own product! Sold in 2 lb units. Click here for more information about Buck's Ballast.
Buy 1 - 4 units: 12.00/unit


Buy 5  +  units: 10.00/unit

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Kadee No. #5 Coupler

Medium length, centerset shank; centering spring but NO gear box (pocket) included. If you need the pocket, see Kadee #242 below. Sold in pairs.

MSRP: $2.03 pair

Buy 1-10 pairs: 1.55/pair

Buy 11+ pairs: 1.45/pair

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Kadee No. #58 Scale Coupler

Medium length, centerset shank, smaller more prototypical knuckle than the #5; centering spring but NO gear box (pocket) included. If you need the pocket, see Kadee #242 below. Sold in pairs.

MSRP: $2.03 pair

Buy 1-10 pairs: 1.75/pair

Buy 11+ pairs: 1.55/pair

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Kadee  No. 148 "Whisker" Coupler

Same #5, but completely self-contained; does not need separate centering spring - just drop in. NO gear box (pocket) included. If you need the pocket, see Kadee #242 below. Sold in pairs.

MSRP: 2.14 pair

Buy 1-10 pairs: 2.00/pair

Buy 11+ pairs: 1.75/pair

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Kadee  No. 158 Scale
"Whisker" Coupler

Same #58, but completely self-contained; does not need separate centering spring - just drop in. NO gear box (pocket) included. If you need the pocket, see Kadee #242 below. Sold in pairs.

MSRP: 2.14 pair

Buy 1-10 pairs: 2.00/pair

Buy 11+ pairs: 1.75/pair

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Kadee No. 242 Universal Black Box

"Rail Modeler's Friend" makes quick work of assembling coupler and pocket. Drop in a coupler snap on the lid. Done! No hardware required. Ten pair (for 5 cars) to a package.

MSRP: 3.19 Pack of 10 pair

Buy 1-5 packs: 3.00/pack

Buy 6+ packs: 2.75/pack

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InterMountain 40055 HO
33" Metal Wheels

Insulated metal wheel set in lots of 10, 50 or 100.

MSRP: .79 per axle (in lots of 1200)
.85 per axle (in lots of 100)

Buy 10-49 axles: .84 ea.

Buy 50-99 axles: .79 ea.

Buy 100+ axles: .74 ea.
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InterMountain 40065 HO
36" Metal Wheels

Insulated metal wheel set in lots of 10, 50 or 100.

MSRP: .79 per axle (in lots of 1200)
.85 per axle (in lots of 100)

Buy 10-49 axles: .84 ea.

Buy 50-99 axles: .79 ea.

Buy 100+ axles: .74 ea.
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No. 153 Accurail Andrews
Friction Bearing Truck (Pair)

Highly detailed trucks are appropriate for early to mid 20th century rolling stock, mainly being 40 to 50 foot frieght cars.

MSRP: $1.10/pair

Buy 1-4 pair: .95/pair

Buy 5-9 pair: .90/pair

Buy 10+ pair: .85/pair
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No. 151 Accurail Bettendorf
Friction Bearing Truck (Pair)

Highly detailed trucks are appropriate for mid 20th century rolling stock, mainly being 40 to 50 foot frieght cars.

MSRP: $1.10/pair

Buy 1-4 pair: .95/pair

Buy 5-9 pair: .90/pair

Buy 10+ pair: .85/pair
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No. 152 Accurail Roller Bearing
Truck (Pair)

These trucks were capable of increased loads owing to heavier frames and additional suspension. They are appropriate to mid 20th century and later rolling stock.

MSRP: $1.10/pair

Buy 1-4 pair: .95/pair

Buy 5-9 pair: .90/pair

Buy 10+ pair: .85/pair
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Makin' Tracks! No. TMK-5
Truck Mounting Kit for Five Cars

For Athearn and other cars that take a 2/56 X 1/4" screw to attach truck to car body. Includes small metal washers to raise up car body to increase height of coupler, plus provide a wider shoulder for the truck bolster to rest on, and a smoother surface for better tracking. You get 10 screws and 10 washers.

Buy 1-3 Kits: 3.00/Kit

Buy 4-9 Kits: 2.50/Kit

Buy 10+ Kits: 2.25/Kit
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Makin' Tracks! No. 256 2/56 Nuts for 5 Cars - Athearn and most others

Great for upgrading older "toy" type cars to make them compatible with the 2/56 screws commonly used in Athearn and many other manufacturers to attach trucks to car bodies. See below for specific instructions and a "kit" deal. You get 10 hex nuts - enough for 5 cars.

Buy 1-3 pkgs: .85/pkg.

Buy 4-9 pkgs: .80/pkg.

Buy 10+ pkgs: .75 pkg.
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Circuitron Tortoise
# 800-6000 Switch Motor

Choose number of units you want.
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MSRP: 19.95 each

Buy 1-3 units: 17.00 ea.

Buy 4-9 units: 15.00 ea.

Buy 10+ units: 14.00 ea.
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BSI No. 102 Insta-Cure 1 oz Super Thin CA

Thinner than water. Fine tip applicator #322 recommended. Nearly Instant bond.
More Information about No. 102


MSRP: 5.99 per bottle

Buy 1 bottle: 5.75/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 5.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 4.50/btl
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BSI No. 107 Insta-Cure+
1 oz Gap Filling CA

General purpose, the most popular choice, in an economical 1 oz size. Higher viscosity to bridge gaps.
More Information about No. 107

MSRP: 5.99 per bottle 

Buy 1 bottle: 5.75/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 5.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 4.50/btl 
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BSI No. 112 Maxi-Cure
1 oz Extra Thick CA

Best for most plastics models (ships, autos, planes, etc.).
More Information about No. 112

MSRP: 5.99 per bottle

Buy 1 bottle: 5.75/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 5.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 4.50/btl
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BSI No. 118 IC-2000
1 oz Black
Rubber Toughened CA

BLACK rubber-toughened to form superior shock resistant bonds on non-porous surfaces.  (For clear, see #120 Insta-Flex+).
More Information about No. 118

MSRP: 9.99 per bottle

Buy 1-2 bottles: 8.50/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 8.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 7.50/btl
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BSI No. 119 Insta-Flex
1 oz Flexible Thin CA

Flexible AND thin. Ideal for many applications, including the installation of CA hinges. When cured, does not turn brittle and remains clear. Fine tip applicator #322 recommended.
More Information about No. 119

MSRP: 9.99 per bottle

Buy 1-2 bottles: 8.50/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 8.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 7.50/btl
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BSI No. 120 Insta-Flex+
1 oz Clear
Rubber Toughened CA

CLEAR rubber toughened similar to black IC-2000™ but can be used in applications where you do not want the adhesive to be seen.
More Information about No. 120

MSRP: 8.99 per bottle 

Buy 1-2 bottles: 8.00/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 7.50/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 7.00/btl
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BSI No. 122 Super-Gold
1 oz Thin Odorless Foam Safe

Odorless version of INSTA-CURE.  Non-frosting and take only 2 or 3 seconds longer to bond. No irritating fumes. Will NOT attack white foam. Fine tip applicator #322 recommended.
More information about No. 122

MSRP: 15.99 per bottle

Buy 1-2 bottles: 12.00/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 11.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 10.00/btl
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BSI No. 127 Super-Gold+
1 oz Gap Filling odorless
Foam Safe

Odorless and non-frosting, set in only 2 or 3 seconds longer than INSTA-CURE. No irritating fumes, does NOT attack white foam.
More Information about No. 127.

MSRP: 15.99 per bottle

Buy 1-2 bottles: 12.00/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 11.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 10.00/btl
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BSI No. 161 Un-Cure
1 oz. CA Debonder

Softens cured CA so parst may be separated or glue may be removed from skin.
More Information about No. 161

MSRP: 3.99 per bottle

Buy 1 bottle: 3.75/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 3.50/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 3.00/btl
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BSI No. 116 IC-GEL CA Paste
20 grams

Thick paste which comes in an applicator tube like toothpaste. Same bonding and curing time as Maxi-Cure. May be applied to a vertical surface and will stay in place.
More Information about No. 116.

MSRP: 6.99 per tube

Buy 1-2 tubes: 6.00/tbe

Buy 3-9 tubes: 5.50/tbe

Buy 10+ tubes: 5.00/tbe
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BSI No. 151 Insta-Set
Accelerator 2 Oz.

Spray on glued area for nearly instant bond, or apply glue to one piece, and spray the other with Insta-Set for an instant bond when parts are joined.
More Information about No. 151

MSRP: 5.99

Buy 1-2 bottles: 5.75/btl

Buy 3-9 bottles: 5.25/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 4.75/btl
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BSI No. 321 Applicator for CA
Regular Tip

Use to precisely apply a droplet of CA in hard to reach areas or where exact placement is critical. Fill as you would an eyedropper; squeeze bulb, place tip to CA and release. Product will remain viable in applicator for up to 2 weeks. Especially recommend for for Super thin CA's - see above descriptions. You receive pairs.

MSRP: 1.00 pair

Buy 1-3 pair: .90/pair

Buy 4-9 pair: .85/pair

Buy 10+ pair: .80/pair
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BSI No. 322 Applicator for CA
Fine Tip

Use to precisely apply a droplet of CA in hard to reach areas or where exact placement is critical. Fill as you would an eyedropper; squeeze bulb, place tip to CA and release. Product will remain viable in applicator for up to 2 weeks. Especially recommend for for Super thin CA's - see above descriptions. You receive pairs.

MSRP: 1.00 pair

Buy 1-3 pair: .90/pair

Buy 4-9 pair: .85/pair

Buy 10+ pair: .80/pair
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BSI No. 312 Extra Tops
for 1/2, 1 & 2 oz bottles

Avoid the drudgery of attempting to ream out clogged nozzles, and expense of replacing CA before you've used it up. Order several for quick replacement and return to work.

MSRP: .50 per top

Buy 1-3 tops: .45/tip
Buy 4-9 tops: .40/tip
Buy 10+ tops: .35/tip

1 extra top and cap per bottle is free with order of $10 or more for CA.

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BSI No. 313 Extra Caps for 1/2, 1 & 2 Oz bottles

Like the tops, the caps, too become so clogged that a proper seal on the top is impossible, and product will tend to dry in the bottle. The color you receive MAY NOT match the original color.

MSRP: .40 per cap 

Buy 1-3 caps: .35/cap
Buy 4-9 caps: .30/cap
Buy 10+ caps: .25/cap

1 extra top and cap per bottle is free with order of $10 or more for CA.

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BSI No. 201 Quick-Cure
4.5 oz 5 min epoxy kit

Cures to a slightly flexible consistency, allowing a lasting bond in areas of high vibration or stress. DO NOT use for areas that are subject to long-term immersion in water. Handle in 15 minutes. Full strength in 1 hour.
More Information about No. 201

MSRP: 9.99 per kit 

Buy 1 bottle: 9.50/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 8.50/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 7.00/btl
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BSI No. 203 Mid-Cure
4.5 oz 15 min epoxy kit

Use in larger areas where more working time is needed. More water resistant than QUIK-CURE™ in most applications. The most flexible epoxy, ideal for gluing to fiberglass surfaces. Handle in 45 minutes. Full strength in 2 hours.
More Information about No. 203

MSRP: 9.99 per kit

Buy 1 bottle: 9.50/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 8.50/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 7.00/btl
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BSI No. 205 Slow-Cure
4.5 oz 30 min epoxy

Best for reinforcing fillets on joints. Highest strength of BSI epoxies. Waterproof and more heat resistant. Handle in 8 hours. Full strength in 24 hours.
More Information about No. 205

MSRP: 9.99 per kit

Buy 1 bottle: 9.50/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 8.50/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 7.00/btl
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BSI No. 209 Finish-Cure
4.5 oz 20 min epoxy

Low odor substitute for polyester resins, can be used for applying fiberglass cloth to wood or by itself to give wood a surface ready for primer and paint. Easiest to sand of all BSI epoxies. Drying time varies with temperature.
More Information about No. 209

MSRP: 11.99 per kit

Buy 1 bottle: 11.00/btl

Buy 2-9 bottles: 10.00/btl

Buy 10+ bottles: 9.00/btl 
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How to Convert Older "Toy" Type Models to High Performance, Good Looking Models

Our tutorial walks you through the steps of converting those old toy cars with talgo trucks and plastic wheels into nicely performing, good looking freight cars. Fully illustrated and written so you can understand it. Don't toss those old cars out yet! The tutorial is free.

Click below to
download the car conversion manual.

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