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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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. 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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Makin' Tracks No. 256MS
2/56 Screws - Athearn and most other
s

The most commonly used machine screw in HO modeling for affixing trucks to car bodies and otherwise.

PACKS OF 50 SCREWS

$4.00 / Pack of 50

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(1/4, 3/8, 1/2 in.)

 

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