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    Default LEGO Model Railroading

    I'm modeling the Conrail System in the late 70s to early 90s on my LEGO Train Layout.

    I've got a question about 9V Tracks:
    9V TRACK.JPG
    RC Track.JPG

    The LEGOs I am using are unmodified and have been sitting in storage at my uncle's house for decades.
    I was wondering. Why did the 9V Tracks have holes in the sides of the rails that are now removed with the power functions track? Any ideas why?

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    Is it perhaps for this piece, which looks like a cable channel that clips on and runs underneath? It looks like how the positive and return connect to the power box.*



    If not, you might try brick.stackexchange.com as they're bound to know.

    *I was never rich enough to own a LEGO train set of any kind.

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    It is for the power connectors, which quite literally click onto the track, and the controller. It's also the way the metal rail grips the plastic track.

    9v has gotten pricey over the last few years, because it's one of the preferred track systems for Lego trains. Just something to keep in mind.

    https://brickmodelrailroader.com/

    This is a excellent website for brick-based model railroading.

    Parker B. - A Misplaced Midwesterner.
    Also known as Mr. Two Bits and Mr. Squarewheels.

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