How Many Ways Can You Use Curved Track?

Trains Go Left, Trains Go Right, Trains Go Round and Round

Curved pieces of track have a multitude of uses, more than you might at first expect. Sure, they take you around the corner, but they really do more than that.

You can use 4 curves to make a circle and have your train go around and around and around. Granted, that would get a little tiresome after a while, depending on your age. It might actually be something your 2-year-old would appreciate.

You can open up that circle and add curved track that waggles back and forth, left and right, for as much space as you have available and then bring it back together again at the far end with another half-circle.

Curved Rail Track

Curved Rail Track

With the addition of a single piece of cross track (something you probably already own), you can do a figure eight. If you have multiple cross tracks, you can string several eights (if you can still call them that) together in a row.

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How To Identify a GeoTrax Train Set

Finding the Product ID Is Key

Have you ever owned or found a GeoTrax set and wondered what it was called? Have you pondered how to identify the original name given by the designers when they created it?

That's a very possible, even probable, situation to be in because most GeoTrax sets are in used condition these days. There were discontinued by Fisher-Price back in 2011.

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Which set do I belong to?

You may own a used set that you found at a yard sale, or a thrift store, or bought online.​ If it didn't come with its original packaging, there's no obvious way of telling what the name of the set it, just by looking at the pieces.

Fortunately, there is a way to identify the set precisely, if you know where to look.​ And that's what I'm going to describe for you here.

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