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    Code 55 turnout availability?

    I am looking for some code 55 turnouts for my layout and I am having trouble finding anything in stock. I think I am going to use ME flex track and would probably be looking at either ME or Atlas for turnouts. The only ones I seem to find are #10. I am thinking of #6 and making my own using a Fast Tracks fixture and parts. Any thoughts?
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    Good luck finding anything atlas! You should, go with micro or peco. Or build your own...

    Anyone else notice the date on the original post in this thread??

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    It says 3.20pm Today, any significance?
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    Hmm. Weird. When I first saw it, its said 5/19/1982... Must have been a glitch somewhere in cyber space.

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    That's what I was thinking about with Atlas. I have been out of the loop so to speak with Atlas and assumed they are still struggling to get inventory? Micro Engineering seems to be out of stock everywhere as well and Peco just seems expensive. Does any one have an opinion on the Fast Tracks fixture for N scale?
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    There have been a few offered for sale in our TrainBoard Swap Meet forum. Have you explored that area for possibilities?
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    I have looked through the swap meet and not really found much. I would prefer to buy a bunch at one time as I am thinking in the neighborhood of 50 or more. I need 34 just for my layout and then a bunch for staging yard. If I build them that will occupy a lot of my time and save me a good deal of cash. Plus I figure I can get them just the right size. I will continue to look through the swap meet since I need so many I figure it will work out for all involved.
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    It is highly unlikely that you will find a single lot of the quantity that you need and I don't think Atlas will have them available for several months; maybe even a year or more. Good luck with your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    It is highly unlikely that you will find a single lot of the quantity that you need and I don't think Atlas will have them available for several months; maybe even a year or more. Good luck with your search.
    I agree. Given the enduring shortage of Atlas c55, locating such a quantity would be getting close to miraculous. Picking them up one or two, here and there, is likely the only hope until more come in country. And even so, with the pent up demand, those may disappear so fast as to be scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxcabE50 View Post
    Given the enduring shortage of Atlas c55, locating such a quantity would be getting close to miraculous. Picking them up one or two, here and there, is likely the only hope until more come in country. And even so, with the pent up demand, those may disappear so fast as to be scary.
    Wonder if this place still has any left?

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