Port Lines offers several different options when it comes to
track-work in S.
Prices listed do not include shipping. Quantity discounts may be possible, depending upon size of order.
MOST of the following are listed in our website AF PARTS catalog, under TRACK.
We have 30 pieces of code .110 brass rail available, in 3-foot lengths, sold only as a lot, for $59, plus shipping. These are unused, uncut. These were originally purchased and shipped from Cleveland Model & Supply Co, in Cleveland, OH; still in original packaging. I removed a few pieces only to get a count.
For those who are truly devoted to the Gilbert
American Flyer era, original AF track is available. Although used, it can be
cleaned and utilized with little effort. Our prices for original AF track
depend upon the quality of the track; this in turn reflects the amount of effort
you will have to devote to cleaning it before it is ready to use.
We currently have used curve track available at .50 per section, and at $1.00 per section.
We have straight track available at $1.00 per section, at $1.50 per section, and at $3.00 per section (very limited amount at $3).
(a) Manual turnouts ($10 each.)
(b) Powered turnouts ($50-$65 per pair, with lighted control.)
(c) Manual and Electric Uncouplers (Manuals @ $1; Electric @ $2.00 without button; $6 with button)
(d) 90o Crossings ($5.00 to $10.00 each.)
(e) Rerailer track sections ($20.00; original; limited availability.)
(f) Third-rail track pickup sections ($5 to $10.95)
(g) Jig to straighten and restore bent end of ties (see "Tools" page); $7.50
(h) Track locks (original); $0.35 each.
The third option is GARGRAVES 2-rail track. This can be used exclusively, or it can be mixed with AF track. It features the same high-profile rails, but has more ties, equally-spaced throughout the length of the track. Gargraves track is available as rigid sectional track, or as flextrack.
All of the following have VINYL ties, and tinplate
rail. [This track is no longer produced.]
(1) 12.4" straight track, sectional: $30.00--- for 10 PIECES .
(2) 37" straight track, flexible: $6.95 per section.--- 10 PIECES AVAILABLE.
All of the following have WOOD ties, and tinplate
rail. [Current production.]
(1) #401SW-6 6.2" straight track, sectional: $2.50 per section.
(2) #401SW-12 12.4" straight track, sectional: $4.25 per section.
(3) #401SW-24 24.8" straight track, sectional: $6.75 per section.
(4) #401SW 37" straight track, sectional: $9.95 per section.
(5) #42-401SW 42" diameter curve track, sectional: $7.50 per section.
(6) #54-401SW 54" diameter curve track, sectional: $9.95 per section.
(7) #63-401SW 63" diameter curve track, sectional: $10.50 per section.
(8) #72-401SW 72" diameter curve track, sectional: $11.00 per section
(9) #401 37" straight track, flexible: $6.95 per section; ($65/10 pcs; $299/case of 50).
(10) #401-GANTRY 37" straight track; 4 rails, for use with Lionel Gantry Crane: $23.95 per section.
(NOTE: With all curves, 8 sections = a circle.)
track is available on special
order, in full case lots only.
#402 37" flextrack, stainless steel rail (MSRP= $8.50 per section), : $395 per case.
NOTE: Turnouts are re-tooled new production. Stainless Steel turnouts available on special order only; we don't stock them.
(a) #403-RH / 404-LH 42" Manual turnouts; RH / LH; $39.95 each
(b) #403-RC-RH / 404-RC-LH 42" Powered turnouts; RH or LH; $63.95 each
(c) #803 Track pins: $1.50 per dozen
(d) #911-12 Power clips, solderless: $1.50 per pair
(e) #807 Track screws, 1/2" : $2.50 (pkg/25)
(f) #808 Track screws, 3/4" : $2.50 (pkg/25)
(f) #901 Sectional Track Retaining Clips: $3.75 (pkg/100)
[We will be glad to quote you special pricing on a quantity order, for Gargraves trackage.]
(LEFT: Original AF track CENTER: American S-Gauge track RIGHT: Gargraves track)
Every American "S" Gauge Track Section from Classic Trains feature solid premium code .172 Nickel-Silver Rail Weathered with 65% Brass, 12% Nickel-Silver for optimum electrical contact, with no oxidation or rust for smooth train operation. Rail joiners are weathered and have a detailed six bolt-head design (see close-up below) and come installed on all track and switches. Ties are molded from high quality ABS plastic, UV resistant, and have a wood grain pattern that adds to the prototypical look of the track. A snap lock system securely holds the track sections together to ensure exact alignment and good electrical contact, and when track sections are joined together tie spacing remains uniform. This is an exclusive design found only with this track system. Switches are closed frog design and should allow operation of all three wheel flanges, American Flyer®, Hi-Rail, and Scale. [Curve track: 12 pieces = full circle.)
This track system is temporarily out of production, but we still have a supply on hand.
#2238 19" radius Curve
$6.95 each (12 = circle)--- IN STOCK
#2254 27" radius Curve track $7.95 each (12 = circle)--- IN STOCK
#2501 Rail-Joiners (dozen) Substitute Am. Models
#2601 Insulated Rail-Joiners (dozen) $4.95--- IN STOCK
#2701 Wired Rail-Joiners for power (2) Substitute Am. Models
#2801 S-Track Nails (appr. 300) $4.95 ---IN STOCK
#2802 S-Track Spikes (7 oz.) $4.95 ---IN STOCK
#2803 S-Track Screws (appr. 50) $4.95 ---IN STOCK
American Models track is solid brass rail mounted on closely-spaced plastic ties. It is available in sectional form, as well as flextrack. Solid non-corrosive brass .148 rail in height with weathered finish. All curved track is 1/12 section of a circle. Turnout curve is equal to a 1/2 section of 27" radius track. Rail joiners are included with sectional track and turnouts. Despite having a much smaller and lower profile, AF and highrail trains will operate on AM track, and through their switches with no problem. S-scale trains will also operate on AM track, but their turnouts require a slight modification to handle scale wheelsets.
|12" straight track, rigid; $4.50 per section
--VERY Limited availability; Substitute Flextrack segments.
21" curve track, rigid; $4.50 per section --Not currently available; Substitute Flextrack segments.
24" curve track, rigid; $4.75 per section
27" curve track, rigid; $4.95 per section
36" flextrack; $10.95 per section
Manual turnout with throw bar only, LH or RH: $33.95 each
Manual turnout with hand-throw, LH or RH: $38.95 each
Powered turnout with control, LH or RH: $48.95 each
Electric Uncoupler: $17.95
30-degree Crossing: $19.95
75-degree Crossing: $19.95
Rail joiners: $3.50 / pkg (16)
Insulated Rail Joiners $4.00 / pkg (16)
Track connectors, wired for power connection: $2.50 / pair
Bumpers: $8.95 per pair
AMERICAN FLYER FASTRACK from Lionel
This is a new track system with built-in roadbed from Lionel. It was introduced in 2011with 10" straight sections, 20" radius curve sections, and 10" power terminal sections. This system will expand each year with additional components similar to those in the Lionel O-gauge FasTrack system. These components will be added here as they are released and become available.
American Flyer FasTrack Terminal sections
MSRP: $8.99 each
Our price: $7.00 each
American Flyer FasTrack 20" curve sections
MSRP: $6.49 each
Our price: $5.00 each
American Flyer FasTrack 10" straight sections
MSRP: $5.99 each
Our price: $5.00 each
This package-deal creates a basic oval layout, consisting of twelve curves, three 10" straights, and one 10" terminal section.
MSRP value: $104.84
Our price: $69.95
American Flyer FasTrack 30" straight sections
MSRP: $16.00 each
Our price: $12.50 each
American Flyer FasTrack 5" straight sections
Our price: $4.50
American Flyer FasTrack Transition sections
Connects the new FasTrack to original AF tubular track.
Our price: $9.00
American Flyer FasTrack RH Powered Turnout
NEW, to be released in 2014
Our price: TBA
American Flyer FasTrack LH Powered Turnout
NEW, to be released in 2014
Our price: TBA
| NOTE: S-Helper
Service has been sold to MTH (Mike's Train House) as MTH enters the S-scale
market. It is expected that MTH will have the S-Trax track system back on
the market during the first half of 2013. See our SHS Inventory page
to determine what we still have in stock for original SHS track and other
With the decorated ballasted roadbed, Celcon® wood grain ties and weathered nickel silver rail, the S-Trax system is designed to operate with all A.C. Gilbert S Scale American Flyer trains. The #3 remote control and manual switches, 15" and 10" straight and 19", 24" and 29" curved tracks are now available with more components to follow as the tooling is completed. The SHS 19" radius, 30 degree section is the same radius as the American Flyer curved track. The straight sections are 10" and 15" in length. Their track system also includes rail joiners and insulated rail joiners, and feeder wires with spade clips, and a special track adapter that will join this track to American Flyer® track. A Starter Track Set is offered with twelve 19" curved radius sections and four 10" straight sections and 2 feeder wires. 40" flex track is also available. 5" straight sections, track bumper sections, third-rail accessory track sections, and automatic uncoupler track sections are currently available. A 90 degree crossing, a grade crossing, #6 frog switches and a signal system are in the design stages.
|With decorated ballasted roadbed, Celcon® wood grain ties and weathered nickel silver rail, track sections such as these "snap" together, making positive electrical contact at the same time.|
|End-of-track Bumper section.
Illuminated (brown bumper) Non-illuminated (yellow bumper).
|Uncoupler track section|
|Third-rail track section, for use with most American Flyer operating cars|
(1) Starter set (twelve 19" curve sections and four 10" straight sections)
(2) 40" flextrack; 6 per package
(3) 40" flextrack; 24 per package
(4) #3 Turnouts, RH & LH: Powered or Manual
(5) 5" straight track; 6 per package
(6) 10" straight track; 6 per package
(7) 15" straight track; 6 per package
(8) 19" radius curve track; 6 per package
(9) 24" radius curve track; 6 per package
(10) 29" radius curve track; 6 per package
(11) AF track conversion pins; (connect SHS track to AF track)
(12) Insulated rail joiners (12)
(13) Rail joiners for sectional track (12)
(14) Rail joiners for flextrack (36)
|TORTOISE SLOW-MOTION SWITCH MACHINE (Circuitron
Electronics); [MSRP: $18.95];
Our prices: $17.50 each; 3/$49.00; 6/$89.00; 12/$165.00
We carry two types of roadbed for S trackwork.
Johnson Rubber Roadbed for use with original Gilbert AF track. Molded in black rubber, with wide ties like original, it contains cavities for insertion of the metal ties.
10" Straight----Sold out, and no longer produced.
19" radius curve--- $4.50 each (very limited amount still available).
27"-radius curve--- $4.00 each.
Original Gilbert AF rubber roadbed is also available. Inquire.
|Cork roadbed for S track. Particularly useful in combination
with flextrack track, but can be used with any S scale track..
Measures 2-1/4" wide, 3/16" thick; 36" long sections. Beveled edges.
Easily cut and bonded to benchwork.
15' --- $12.00
30' --- $20.00
75' --- $45.00
|HOMABED: Using roadbed will make your tracks look much more realistic than simply nailing them down to a plywood board. And using a roadbed product gives you an intermediate surface, usually somewhat softer than plywood, to fasten the track to. This helps you avoid breaking track parts with errant hammer blows, and also makes it easier to make changes at a later time by pulling up the track nails with pliers or cutting the glue bond between the roadbed and the track. HomaBed may be used with any type track, ready made or hand-laid. It is quiet, accepts track nails and spikes easily and yet grips them tightly. After it is laid and sealed with latex paint, it is extremely stable and does not buckle under changing humidity conditions. HomaBed contains NO Asbestos or Ureaformaldehyde. It is made from Homasote®, a common product used in home construction for soundproofing and floor underlayment.||
TIES & TIE JIGS
Tie Jigs for track work and turnouts.
Shown left is the jig with 22” spacing. Each jig produces a 9” length of ties, easily curved as you place the strip on the glued roadbed. Longer lengths can be created by placing one or more jigs end-to-end using the slot/tab alignment feature. By drilling thru the (4) pre-cast dimples, you can mount the jig to your workbench with push pins.
Kit No. 64-TJ-1.1 ... Tie jig,
19” tie spacing, single; $11.95
Shown here is the No. 6 switch tie jig. A cut-to-length template is included in the instructions. Run a strip of ¼” masking tape down the center and pull up a full set of switch ties, spaced on 19-inch centers. To make a right-hand template, place another strip of narrow tape on the opposite side and remove the first strip. The alignment slots/tabs match the straight-track jigs to provide a longer length of pre-spaced ties.
Item No. 64-TJ-3.1 … No. 5 switch, 19” tie spacing, single;
BASSWOOD TIES IN S-SCALE
|# 270: 8' Cross Ties (approx. 850/bag); $21.95
# 271: 8'-6" Cross Ties (approx. 850/bag); $21.95
# 272: 16' Switch Ties (approx. 500/bag); $26.95
# 282: 10' Bridge & Trestle Ties (approx. 500/bag); $26.95
Weathering Mix: "Creosote", for staining ties.
$5.00 (8 oz bottle)
We carry Woodland Scenics track ballast material in large shaker-bottles (26 oz) for use with any trackwork that does not already incorporate roadbed and ballast. Ballast can be left loose, or glued in place with a mixture of water and white-glue. We normally have the following available, at $8.95 each.
B1386 Coarse Brown Ballast (2 shade mixture)
B1390 Coarse Black Cinders
B1395 Coarse Gray Ballast
We also have bulk bags of coarse ballast. Each bag contains
approximately 10 cups of mixed-gray color material.
These bags are $18.00 per bag, plus shipping.