PORT LINES HOBBY SUPPLIES

 

TRACK  OPTIONS

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.

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Rail only

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.

 

American Flyer track (original)

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).

Related items:

    (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) 90 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.


American Flyer track (new, but no longer in production)

American Flyer two-rail tinplate track  was "re-produced" in three forms:  10" straights, 27"-radius curves, and 36" straights (shown below as 30", but it is 36"). 
The 54" wide-radius curve track and 36" Straight track is sold out, and no longer produced.  We still have new 10" straight track available, at $3.00 per section.

 To order, it is listed on the AMERICAN FLYER BY LIONEL ("FLYONEL") page.

 

 

Gargraves  track

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.

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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.)

Stainless steel 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. 


Related items:
              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)     #800    Insulating Track pins:  $3.50 (dozen)
        (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.] 

 

    American S-Gauge track    


(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 track                    $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

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.

Track from American Models

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

6-49854

MSRP: $8.99 each

Our price: $7.00 each

 

American Flyer FasTrack 20" curve sections

6-49853

MSRP: $6.49 each

Our price: $5.00 each

 

 

American Flyer FasTrack 10" straight sections

6-49852

MSRP: $5.99 each

Our price: $5.00 each

 

"Starter Set"

This package-deal creates a basic oval layout, consisting of twelve curves, three 10" straights, and one 10" terminal section.

 

PLHS-FT-SS

MSRP value: $104.84

Our price: $69.95

 

American Flyer FasTrack 30" straight sections

6-49862

MSRP: $16.00 each

Our price: $12.50 each

 

American Flyer FasTrack 5" straight sections

6-49867

MSRP:  $5.50

Our price: $4.50

 

American Flyer FasTrack Transition sections

6-49858

Connects the new FasTrack to original AF tubular track.

MSRP:  $10.00

Our price: $9.00

 

American Flyer FasTrack RH Powered Turnout

6-49856

NEW, to be released in 2014

MSRP:

Our price: TBA

 

 

American Flyer FasTrack LH Powered Turnout

6-49857

NEW, to be released in 2014

MSRP:

Our price: TBA 

 

 

 

S-Helper Service track

NOTE:  S-Helper Service has been sold to MTH (Mike's Train House) and the S-Trax line has been re-introduced by MTH. See our SHS Inventory page to determine what we still have in stock for original SHS track and other products, and our MTH page for their releases.

     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

S-Trax products:
     (1)     Starter set (twelve 19" curve sections and six 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)

 

SWITCH  MACHINES

TORTOISE SLOW-MOTION SWITCH MACHINE (Circuitron Electronics);  [MSRP: $18.95];
 Our prices: $17.50 each;  3/$49.00;  6/$89.00;  12/$165.00
 
  • Usable With All Scales
  • Prototypical slow-motion action, three seconds to complete throw
  • Precision-engineered gear drive mechanism
  • Simple mounting with linkage included, no additional brackets or linkage necessary
  • Convenient auxilliary contacts, two sets SPDT provided
  • Easy wiring, two-wire connection possible
  • Made in USA

 

ROADBED

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
(+ shipping)
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.
   

Description

Price

S-4860M.

 

48' 50/50 Mixed 60° Bevel -- Normal configuration.
S / On3 Scale, 60° Top Width 1.815", Thickness 0.240", Minimum Radius 22"

$49.00

S-4860C

 

48' Curve 60° Bevel -- Normal configuration.
S / On3 Scale, 60° Top Width 1.815", Thickness 0.240", Minimum Radius 22"

$49.00

S-4860S

 

48' Straight 60° Bevel -- Normal configuration.
S / On3 Scale, 60° Top Width 1.815", Thickness 0.240", Minimum Radius 22"

$48.00

SHS-4845M

 

48' 50/50 Mixed 45° Bevel -- Mates with SHS S-Trax roadbed
S-Helper Service, 45° Top Width 1.85", Thickness 0.327"

$75.00

SHS-4845C

 

48' Curve 45° Bevel -- Mates with SHS S-Trax roadbed
S-Helper Service, 45° Top Width 1.85", Thickness 0.327"

$81.00

SHS-4845S

 

48' Straight 45°  Bevel -- Mates with SHS S-Trax roadbed
S-Helper Service, 45° Top Width 1.85", Thickness 0.327"

$67.00

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
Kit No. 64-TJ-2.1 ... Tie jig, 22” 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; $18.95
Item No. 64-TJ-4.1 … No. 6 switch, 19” tie spacing, single; $18.95

 

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:   for staining ties.

$5.00 (8 oz bottle)

   

BALLAST

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.

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