is here now and forever!
track system made in the USA, designed by model railroaders to provide
the HO hobbyist with model track that matches the detail & quality
of 21st. century rolling stock on the market today!
Valley "CVT" offers a full range of Mainline, Branch Line,
Switch angles, and tie schedules never before
available in any scale unless you constructed it yourself. That
is what master model builder "Jack Parker" did to construct
and deliver CVT to all HO modelers who would like to see track that
matches their rolling stock. Using the "CVT" system, modelers
can now enjoy the pride and self-accomplishment in owning museum quality
model track! The "CVT" track system builds up much like the
prototype and it's not any harder to put down than pre-fabbed "Flex"
type track systems.
Modelers can enjoy
these handy features designed into all "CVT" track products
made in the USA by the master model builders at Central Valley Model
|| $150.00 - $400.00
|| $400.00 - $1,000.00
|| $1,000.00 & UP
Switch, Mainline (2001), & Branch Line (2002) Tie Strips offer:
molded tie-plate detail for code 83, & code 70, and some code
"Half-Tie" at ends for gluing strips end-to-end for long
connecting web at bottom of ties for realistic ballasting that allows
surface wiring to slip under the rail foot for easy soldering and
access which hides easily under ground cover and ballast!
Sights to aid in following curves along a centerline created by the
CVT borrows from
the old, we added some new things and it is here now. Having read the
saga of my track laying on the old layout, consider these features:
are injection molded precisely equal in thickness from tie to tie.
If the roadbed is accurate, the track will be! CVT is molded in black
high impact styrene so basic color is established. It can be easily
painted, while still on the sprue!
ties are connected under one rail allowing true flexibility. This
feature allows the ties to spread or "fan" evenly or compress evenly
when curved. This configuration allows radii down to 6" or even 4"
(attention traction folks) without losing gauge. Try that with flexible
Being styrene, the ties can be drenched with water-based glues, paints
and stains which can be wiped clean with no warping or shrinking!
ties are self-gauging with scale tie plate and simulated spike detail.
If a gluing technique is used, simple weights can be used to hold
the rails in place!
tie plate detail is designed for code 70 and code 83 rail sizes. With
extra attention to gauging, code 55 can be used. Code 100 - sorry,
but, we can recommend a large company in New Jersey who can help you!
12" sections can be glued together to make continuous lengths. Long
sections can be "rolled" out, pinned into proposed positions giving
a preview of what the finished track is going to look like. This goes
back to the old fiber tie strip days. We did a lot of that previewing
while we were saving up for the rail (@ .99 per hundred ft.)!
sighting device is provided on a few ties spaced along each section
that assists in aligning the track on a drawn centerline!
connecting web is at the BOTTOM of the ties so that it is covered
with ballast or earth. When finished track is viewed from low or eye
level, you can see UNDER the rails!
distinct styles are provided, giving a clear contrast representing
mainline and branch line trackage. This effect is even stronger with
the use of more than one rail size. The branch line type (CVT #2002)
should be popular with those who model period and traction themes.
Most assembled flexible track products represent neither branch line
or mainline - just a compromise!
is economical, usually less that existing flexible pre-fab "fine"
track. Far less is you shop around for your rail.
is less rail waste (joining curves with flexible pre-fab requires
cutting of the excess rail) with CVT, there is no wastage of tie material
final results exceed anything ever at any cost for realism for very
little more, some say less, effort than so-called flexible pre-fab
track offers. You also have your choice of rail size!
splitting, crushing, warping or shrinking of wood and fiber materials.
Not a termite in a carload!
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