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Hi everyone, I am an old newbie, in other words, I have been purchasing my track and rolling stock over several years and have been following the forums but have not put anything on the ground yet (hopefully spring of '09). I have a mix of Aristo and USAT brass euro track which I have bought new over the last seven years. I have read that some Aristo track was produced without the UV additive. One of my many questions (of coarse there will be more questions in the future) is if anyone knows if USAT uses a UV additive and has anyone had any problems with the USAT track breaking down in the sun? I live in Rhode Island and I have not come accross many large scalers in the area.

P.S. I wasn't sure if I should have put this on the track page or the beginers forums.

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Thanks for the reply Brian.
Hopefully I won't have any issues. I sent an email to USAT asking about their warranty (if any) but I have not yet gotten a response.
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Thank you for the replies everyone. Greg thanks for the Armorall tip. Richard 8 years sounds great!

Dennis it's good to hear from a fellow RIer. What method did you use for laying track and roadbed? I experimented with the ladder method, sounded good but I could not swing a pick without hitting burried boulders. There was no way I would have gotten below the frost line (42"). In the spring I'm thinking of trying the cement road bed process, it sounds like alot of work but if it lasts without frost heave problems it will be worth it.
I'm planning a ground level layout. I had originally planned an over/under layout but wasn't sure what to use to build up the raised grade sections with, this is why I tried the ladder method but due to rock I could not get enough depth in the ground to be stable. Now I'm planning two inner and outer loops without an overpass.

Steve
 
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