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USAT track has been pretty consistent, and seems to hold up well in the sun. Aristo has had poor UV resistance on and off over the years.

Whether it was one bad batch long ago that still shows up, or it has happened several times is hard to say, but there are current examples of track that has gone bad in 3-4 years.

In any case, I use Aristo track, have not had anything disintegrate prematurely except turnout throw bars (NOT UV resistant ever). I do spray the track with a UV inhibitor every 6 months (Armorall or equivalent).

Aristo does have a lifetime warranty on the ties so I recommend their track. Be sure to check the gauge on the curved pieces, I have several batches with out of spec gauge.

Regards, Greg
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