Lionel has decided to update their O-gauge track offering by bringing out out a new track system, FasTrack. Having gotten nearly 100 years out of the previous tubular track, they have decided to bring out a track system not altogether different from competing products ( see MTH RealTrax), for the next century.
Recognizing the trend from all train manufactures towards larger, scale-dimensioned locomotives, the largest curve is O96; the smallest turnout is O36 as used by Super O track from the 1950's. Further noting the increased interest in realism and ease of use in the 3-rail O-gauge market, FasTrack has an integrated roadbed, a larger number of scale-sized ties, but no darkened center rail. Currently Lionel offers 7 curve radii; as more components are added to the FasTrack system, we will update the RR-Track FasTrack library. If you are having trouble figuring out which combinations of FasTrack straight sections are needed to fill a gap, check out our Lionel FasTrack track table.
The FasTrack library now contains a track wizard which is capable of using the fixed size straight and curved track sections to fill most gaps encountered in layout design. This wizard is only available for RR-Track v5.1 systems build 5.1.03.214 and above ( Update Pack 4 ).
Items in red are newly added.
The current v5 library release is 4.90.032. If yours is older, please go to our updates page to download the latest version.